Record production for Rolls-Royce Cars
15th July, 2010
- Production at record levels
- All models sold out until at least September
- Sales in June show accelerated growth worldwide
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that continuing strong customer demand for all models has resulted in
record production at the company’s manufacturing plant in Goodwood, West Sussex, England.
The company is currently building 15 cars a day, including Phantom and Ghost models, with over 300 cars built
in June – both record numbers since the BMW-owned company launched in January 2003. All models are sold out until
at least September, with Phantom saloons sold out until October.
Sales in June increased more than fourfold worldwide and in the first half of the year were up by almost 200%,
compared with the same periods in 2009. Substantial growth was seen in all regions, with a particularly strong
performance in the APAC region, especially China.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, “This is an excellent interim result and we are
well on our way to meeting our target of at least doubling our 2009 sales result. At the same time, both Phantom
and Ghost continue to be the most exclusive super luxury cars in the world.” He continued, “I am also
delighted with the progress in one of my first tasks as CEO - the stabilisation of the production process for our
new model series, Ghost - and this is reflected in the smooth delivery of cars to our dealers and our customers
around the world.”
Jörg Bause, Director of Production, joined the company at the end of May 2010. He said, “Having completed
my first full month with the company during a period of record production, I have been deeply impressed with the
team here at Goodwood. Everyone has risen to the challenge of meeting unprecedented customer demand, whilst at the
same time ensuring the very highest standard of quality which is the hallmark of all Rolls-Royce motor cars.”