After assessing potential sites for a new factory in a number of different countries, Jaguar Land Rover say Slovakia came out on top, in particular because of the strong local workforce that is keen to join the company.
Already more than 40,000 people have applied to work at the new Slovakia facility.
Set to employ about 2,800 people when fully operational, production of the new plant is expected to be complete in 2018.
Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO of Jaguar Land Rover says the 300,000m² facility will be a great addition to the company.
“The start of construction in Slovakia today represents the beginning of a new phase in our plan to create a truly global business.
“The factory will strengthen our international manufacturing capabilities as well as complement our existing facilities in the UK, China, India and Brazil.”
Australian car buyers are no strangers to products coming from Slovakia, the Kia Sportage has been produced in the country for a number of years now.