Knowsley is home to Jaguar Land Rover Halewood. Jaguar Land Rover is the UK’s largest car manufacturer, and its Merseyside operation sits on a 300-acre site. The factory employs 3,700 people directly, supporting a further 1,000 people indirectly through its suppliers and contractors.
Jaguar Land Rover Halewood produces the award-winning Range Rover Evoque and the Land Rover Discovery Sport, which includes plug-in and hybrid models.
In 2021 the company announced that, as part of Jaguar Land Rover’s global Reimagine strategy, Halewood and its other factories would, over the next few years, be converted to produce electric-only cars.
The Halewood factory has one of the most fascinating, resurgent manufacturing stories in the UK, with its production and workforce effectively trebling since 2011 – when it launched the Range Rover Evoque.