Jaguar Land Rover


The Land Rover Defender vehicle is produced under license by Otokar, and Otokar’s Akrep jeep is based on Land Rover Defender vehicles. The engines for the Turkish Land Rover vehicles have been manufactured in the UK in the past, although there is no indication of where they are produced now.

Land Rover, now part of Jaguar Land Rover, applied for military export licenses from the UK to Turkey in 2010 and 2014. Jagauar Land Rover is a UK based company owned by Indian company Tata motors. It is based in Coventry.

Land Rover has a strong relationship with Warwick University. The company also has locations in Coventry, Cardiff, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Basic company information

Global Presence: British multinational company, headquartered in Coventry.

Employees: 43,224

Type of business: Military and civilian vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover owns the Jaguar and Land Rover brands.

Founded: Jaguar and Land Rover merged in 2008

Ownership: Owned by Tata Motors

Revenue: £25.8 billion (2017-18)

Net Income: £1.1 billion (2017-18)

People: Dr Ralf Speth (CEO)


Land Rover’s Defender vehicle – produced under license by Otokar

Take action

  • Pressure Land Rover to end its license agreement with Otokar.
  • If you are a student at Warwick University, pressure your institution to cut ties with Jaguar Land Rover because of Turkey’s use of Akrep and Cobra vehicles in its systematic oppression of Kurds. And because of Jaguar Land Rover’s military exports to Turkey.