Spyker shifts production to England
The Spyker Aileron with Taylor, O'Toole and Muller
24th February, 2010
Work to produce some of the world’s leading super cars in
Coventry, England, started earlier this month.
Dutch firm Spyker Cars N.V. (“Spyker” or the “Company”) has switched the assembly of its new Aileron
super car from Zeewolde in Holland to a new plant at CPP (Manufacturing) Limited (“CPP”) where the first
cars have gone into production.
In order to meet new production targets, CPP will look to provide around 40 new jobs taking its
workforce to approximately 150.
The news follows Spyker announcement last November and is in line with the company’s strategy to scale
up production and reduce, where possible, costs related to the manufacturing process.
Spyker representatives Victor Muller and Vladimir Antonov, along with Brendan O’Toole, Managing
Director of CPP, visited the Coventry plant where the assembly line is located.
Spyker production capacity can reach five cars a week in one shift at the new plant. CPP has
established a new bespoke 20,000 sq. ft. assembly plant close to its headquarters on Wheler Road in
Muller said the move was a “landmark in the history of Spyker” which was originally founded in 1875.
“This move makes sense on many different levels,” he said. “CPP has been producing our body
panels for 10 years and we have an extremely close working relationship with the company.”
“More than half our components are sourced from the UK, so moving here will bring us considerable
efficiency savings which is vital for a car company of our size.”
“In addition, this area has probably the richest heritage in car production of any region in the
world. CPP has shown that the tradition of quality is very much alive and well in the Midlands region and
in Coventry in particular, and that can only bring benefits to us.”
“Coventry has been at the forefront of quality automotive design and production and Spyker wants to
be a lasting part of that. We are already starting to establish links with the two universities in the
city. This marks a new and very exciting era for Spyker.”
CPP produced the first prototype cars for Spyker when Muller resurrected the brand in 2000 and works
with a host of leading motor manufacturers.
O’Toole commented at the time: “Against a general backdrop of decline in UK car manufacture in
recent years, today provides very positive news not just for CPP but importantly for Coventry.”
“Spyker is a world renowned name in the design and production of exclusive cars and CPP is extremely
pleased to now be playing a larger part in that success story.”
“We have established a very good working relationship over the last decade and today’s announcement
allows us to take this relationship to the next exciting stage. Spyker fully recognises the expertise that
exists within CPP but also in this area of the UK which has a very rich and proud tradition of automotive