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Gov’t in car assembly plant talks, says Hylton

Anthony-Hylton

A car maker is in talks with the Government to set up an assembly plant within the conceptualised logistics hub, Industry Minister Anthony Hylton has said.

Hylton declined to name the company, but suggested that it would use the island to quickly fulfil orders to major markets.

“If I would tell this audience that Jamaica could be a player in the automotive industry you would laugh, but it’s true,” Hylton said in an address to the ‘Global Value Chain Management for Competitiveness’ forum at the University of West Indies, Mona on Monday. “We have discussions talking place now with a major auto supplier wanting to position the assembly of motor vehicles.”

Published in the Jamaica Observer
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