Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull plant is the latest site to have one of our temporary buildings installed. The 750 square metre building is the second to be installed this year for the major car manufacturer, after a 400 square metre facility was installed at its Coventry plant, as part of an expansion programme across the group.
The Solihull building is being used to store vehicle panels that are in the pre-paint stage of production and has been specially insulated to ensure condensation is kept to the very minimum so the panels do not get damp. The temporary building also features a high-speed shutter door that allows quick and easy access without letting the elements affect the parts. The height of the building, standing at six metres to the eave, allows the panels to be stacked to a high level to make the absolute most of the space. Gestamp, an international group dedicated to the design, development and manufacture of metal automotive components, also works closely with Jaguar Land Rover and as such has seen a knock on effect in terms of expansion. The group owns nearly 100 production facilities on four continents and offers customers comprehensive solutions that cover the entire production process, from product concept to delivery at their assembly lines. A similar building to Jaguar Land Rover’s has been installed at Gestamp’s Llanelli and Washington sites for storage. At 1,250 square metres, the Llanelli building is split into three parts with 200 square metre canopies at either end. These are used for loading and unloading the panels to aid the production process. Gestamp Washington has added 1150 square metres for parts storage and dispatch. Gestamp’s Cannock site is also being used for storage but for more general parts. At 600 square metres, the site affords similar usage to Jaguar Land Rover’s temporary storage building at Coventry.