Circular Economy at work in Jaguar Land Rover

Last Modified: Sun Jun 26 2016 07:12:56 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 50,000 tonnes
    of aluminium scrap — equal to the weight of 200,000 Jaguar XE body shells — was reclaimed back into the production process during 2015/16 by Jaguar Land Rover.
  • 500,000 tonnes
    were prevented from entering the atmosphere by using recycled aluminium instead of primary aluminium material. This has been made possible as a result of the REALCAR (REcycled ALuminium CAR) project.
  • 11
    stamping facilities are involved in implementing a closed-loop, segregating waste aluminium scrap so that it can be sent back into production to be re-melted into recycled aluminium sheet for use in Jaguar Land Rover vehicles. These were set up as part of REALCAR - a multi-stakeholder initiative that includes Jaguar Land Rover, Novelis, InnovateUK, and other industrial, academic, and funding partners.
  • 2014
    Year in which the aluminium intensive Jaguar XE became the first car in the world to use a innovative high-strength aluminium alloy RC5754, developed by REALCAR project partner Novelis.
  • 75%
    of the XE has is comprised of aluminium and its body shell weighs only 251 kg.
  • £7 million
    + has been invested across Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood, Castle Bromwich, and Solihull stamping facilities to install intricate segregation systems to capture and distribute the aluminium scrap for re-melting, reducing waste, retaining higher quality, and value in the material.
  • 50%
    of the aluminium used by JLR is now from recycled sources, and has set a target of 75% by 2020.