Jaguar Land Rover tops trustworthiness survey

Jaguar Land Rover has been named the most trustworthy manufacturer in a new report from information and analytics specialists IHS Automotive.

The company’s unique global survey gathers data from automotive suppliers, which is then used to rate car manufacturers on a range of criteria, including profit potential and organisation.

Released annually, the study collates data from more than 1,000 senior managers from automotive suppliers. Five main categories are assessed by the study in total, with Jaguar Land Rover coming first in two.

The marque was named the most trustworthy manufacturer according to the study, and also claimed the top spot in profit potential, after reporting a record year of growth.

Trustworthiness was assessed on the company’s treatment of the supplier’s intellectual property, and Jaguar Land Rover was also praised for its quality and stability, plus its ability to keep agreements.

The best yet

All in all, Jaguar Land Rover’s rating this year has been the company’s best yet, with an overall score of 602 that was an 11.7 per cent improvement over last year and 98 points above the average rating.

Ian Harnett, the company’s director of purchasing, said: “Jaguar Land Rover has ambitious plans for growth which will see the introduction of new and refreshed product lines.”

He added: “Our ability to deliver these products to market lies with the ability of our suppliers to deliver quality components in volume.

“The suppliers’ view is testament to the responsive manner in which we work, and we are proud to have achieved the highest ratings ever in the history of the OEM study on suppliers’ view of Jaguar Land Rover’s long term outlook.”

British supply chain

Jaguar Land Rover claims that ensuring that the British supply chain is among the most competitive in the world is a top priority. The company also states that its investment in skills, capacity and capability will help it and its suppliers to capitalise on industry growth.

Currently, it’s estimated that the marque has more than 2,500 suppliers which support an approximate total of 190,000 jobs in the UK alone.

As well as the company itself, Jaguar Land Rover’s range of cars is also topping awards, after an unprecedented total of eight models have been nominated for the What Car? Car of the Year Awards.

Models nominated include the Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover Discovery, while Jaguar’s F-TYPE Coupe and XE Saloon also received nominations.