Jaguar Land Rover has reached yet another huge milestone with the official launch of its new plant in Nitra, Slovakia on October 25. The initial test cars, which was produced as part of the final preparations prior to the opening of the plant, rolled off the production lines early last month. Currently, over 1,300 people are employed at the plant with an additional 150 operations anticipating to join them by the end of the year.

The British-Indian automaker strives to produce 150,000 vehicles annually at the plant, with the Land Rover Discovery being the first model to be produced.

JLR kickstarted the plant's construction two years ago with the aim to employ 2,800 workers by 2020. The automaker has invested €1.4 billion in the plant's construction while Slovakia provided €129 million in the form of state aid.