Following significant growth in worldwide sales over the last 18 months and high demand for personalized Ghost and Phantom models, Rolls-Royce said that it is expanding its West Sussex plant in the months ahead.
“The expansion includes an increase in size by more than 2500 square metres for the Assembly Hall, completing the final phase of development from original site plans for the production area,” Rolls-Royce said in a statement. “A new extension will also increase the Surface Finish Centre by more than 640 square metres. Total investment in the project will be about £10 million.”
Rolls-Royce also said that it will be expanding its dealer network with new showrooms in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe.
“I am very pleased to announce our expansion plans,” said Torsten Müller-Otvos, Chief Executive Officer for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “We continue to see increased demand from customers all over the world and the new facilities will allow us to increase the capacity for our hand-built, highly personalised motor cars. This investment demonstrates our confidence in this unique brand, our commitment to our Home at Goodwood – the only place in the world where Rolls-Royce motor cars are built – and signals the next phase in the development of our company.”
Construction is planned to start later this year and will be completed in late 2012.
– By: Omar Rana