Jaguar Land Rover – HVEMS-UK

Electrifying Jaguar Land Rover

Project Highlights 

  • Developed of a ‘Make-Like-Production’ facility to investigate manufacturing and assembly methods for electric traction motors
  • Proved production feasibility of the motors in a short time frame, corresponding to high-volume production of e-machines
  • Enabled the consortium to understand the key attributes of the new manufacturing processes required
  • Assisted Jaguar Land Rover on its move to the electrification of its product portfolio
  • £11 million total project value, which received £6.6 million funding through the APC

Project Consortium 

  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Tata Steel UK Ltd
  • Midland Tool & Design Ltd
  • Grainger & Worrall Limited
  • Motor Design Limited
  • Horizon Instruments Ltd
  • HSSMI Limited
  • CEME
  • University of Warwick
  • Newcastle University


The ‘Make-Like-Production’ facility is a manufacturing research centre which provides the opportunity to investigate the feasibility and stability of new manufacturing processes comprehensively. It allows performance and testing of manufacturing and assembly processes under real operational conditions and production rates. The facility runs production ‘at rate’ for a short period (30-60 minutes), to make small batches of components in each run. These components can be analysed for failure rates, production tolerances, performance and durability.

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