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JLR to close plant for two-weeks

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning a two-week shutdown of its Solihull, UK, plant at the end of October. Britain's biggest carmaker blamed weakening global demand, especially in China, and has faced falling diesel sales in recent months. 


Price declines ease

Article first published in ILM January/February 2015 edition page 48. The last two weeks in December and the first week in January are usually the quietest period for hide salters. Tanners are implementing their shutdown procedures and the way the holidays have fallen this year it was difficult to arrange transport to move stock.