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Tata Sons to build £4bn UK gigafactory

July 24, 2023

Tata Sons is to build a 40GW battery cell gigafactory in the UK. 

The £4 billion plant will produce electric mobility and renewable energy storage solutions for customers in UK and Europe. 

Jaguar Land  Rover and Tata Motors will be anchor customers, with supplies beginning in 2026, a statement said.

N Chandrasekaran, chairman of Tata Sons, said: “Our multi-billion pound investment will bring state-of-the-art technology to the country, helping to power the automotive sector’s transition to electric mobility, anchored by our own business, Jaguar Land Rover. With this strategic investment, the Tata group further strengthens its commitment to the UK, alongside our many companies operating here across technology, consumer, hospitality, steel, chemicals, and automotive.”

Commenting on the announcement, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: “Tata group’s decision to build their new gigafactory here in the UK – their first outside of India – is a huge vote of confidence in Britain. This will be one of the largest ever investments in the UK automotive sector. It will not only create thousands of skilled jobs for Britons around the country, but it will also strengthen our lead in the global transition to electric vehicles, helping to grow our economy in clean industries of the future.”