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Rolls-Royce creates 100 Sussex jobs

The Argus: Rolls-Royce creates 100 Sussex jobs Rolls-Royce creates 100 Sussex jobs

A luxury car maker is to create 100 new jobs.

Rolls-Royce has announced the fourth consecutive year of record sales.

The firm in Goodwood delivered 3,630 to customers in 2013, the highest in its history, with sales growth reported across several regions worldwide.

The biggest increases were in the Middle East and with strong sales were also achieved in Germany, Japan and Canada.


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The company said 2013 was another record year for requests to personalise models, ranging from the inclusion of jewellery boxes and fridges to a family crest.

The Argus:

A spokesman for Rolls-Royce said the new jobs will be created at the manufacturing division at Goodwood.

He said “The move will bring the workforce to around 1,100 in the manufacturing division These will be highly skilled jobs - we are a centre of manufacturing excellence. One big reason we chose Sussex as our home in 2003 was because it has the skills base we need - and it still has. It has saddlemakers, woodworkers from the boat industry, coachbuilders and a range of other automotive skills. We are a very proud local employer.”

Torsten Muller-Otvos, chief executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said: "My aim at the beginning of last year was sustained growth and another sales record. I am delighted to announce our sales for 2013 and to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the marque with an historic record result.

"We have reported a strong year and have maintained our position at the pinnacle of the super-luxury market. Rolls-Royce is a British manufacturing success story, with a dedicated workforce that is second to none."

The news follows the unveiling of the Rolls-Royce Ghost V-Spec. Based on the standard and extended wheelbase Ghost models, it features various upgrades including a power boost and a new interior trim package.

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10:27am Thu 9 Jan 14

Richada says...

Why no comments on a GOOD news story?

Good quality jobs provided by a company keen to preserve the envoronment in its locality AND tapping into a wealth of heritage too - surely a win / win situation?
Why no comments on a GOOD news story? Good quality jobs provided by a company keen to preserve the envoronment in its locality AND tapping into a wealth of heritage too - surely a win / win situation? Richada
  • Score: 9

11:43am Thu 9 Jan 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

I'd like to know how much one of their latest cars actually costs?
I'd like to know how much one of their latest cars actually costs? getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -7

11:43am Thu 9 Jan 14

Gribbet says...

Richada wrote:
Why no comments on a GOOD news story?

Good quality jobs provided by a company keen to preserve the envoronment in its locality AND tapping into a wealth of heritage too - surely a win / win situation?
Because it doesn't reference the Green Party, Lewes Road, Parking Charges, Cycle Lanes, Cyclists, Urban Regeneration, The Homeless, Gypsies or students. More to the point, good news doesn't make for easy whingeing material.
[quote][p][bold]Richada[/bold] wrote: Why no comments on a GOOD news story? Good quality jobs provided by a company keen to preserve the envoronment in its locality AND tapping into a wealth of heritage too - surely a win / win situation?[/p][/quote]Because it doesn't reference the Green Party, Lewes Road, Parking Charges, Cycle Lanes, Cyclists, Urban Regeneration, The Homeless, Gypsies or students. More to the point, good news doesn't make for easy whingeing material. Gribbet
  • Score: 7

12:47pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Wiggsy says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
I'd like to know how much one of their latest cars actually costs?
http://www.rolls-roy
cemotorcars.com/
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: I'd like to know how much one of their latest cars actually costs?[/p][/quote]http://www.rolls-roy cemotorcars.com/ Wiggsy
  • Score: -1

12:57pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Richada says...

Wiggsy wrote:
getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
I'd like to know how much one of their latest cars actually costs?
http://www.rolls-roy

cemotorcars.com/
They start at £200,500.
[quote][p][bold]Wiggsy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: I'd like to know how much one of their latest cars actually costs?[/p][/quote]http://www.rolls-roy cemotorcars.com/[/p][/quote]They start at £200,500. Richada
  • Score: 5

2:14pm Thu 9 Jan 14

DoomClown says...

yeha got one of these at home but when i tr to pull the gear levelr it break off and then get embedded into my person it was a pinful incerdent cannot believe this story have had better luck with a car made right out of a rusty grisp! sucksers
yeha got one of these at home but when i tr to pull the gear levelr it break off and then get embedded into my person it was a pinful incerdent cannot believe this story have had better luck with a car made right out of a rusty grisp! sucksers DoomClown
  • Score: -11

5:17pm Thu 9 Jan 14

jimpy762 says...

I still prefer older Rollers. The new ones just seem a little bit ostentatious, brash maybe. But they're catering for the market and they're still undeniably superb machines. Give me one over a Bentley any day.
Does anyone on here keep jewellery in their car?
I still prefer older Rollers. The new ones just seem a little bit ostentatious, brash maybe. But they're catering for the market and they're still undeniably superb machines. Give me one over a Bentley any day. Does anyone on here keep jewellery in their car? jimpy762
  • Score: 0

9:11am Fri 10 Jan 14

Richada says...

jimpy762 wrote:
I still prefer older Rollers. The new ones just seem a little bit ostentatious, brash maybe. But they're catering for the market and they're still undeniably superb machines. Give me one over a Bentley any day.
Does anyone on here keep jewellery in their car?
In a sense, export earners that the cars themselves are, it isn't so much the manufacture of cars that's important here, it is the preservation, and developement, of the skills required to manufacture a top quality British product.

A company such as Rolls Royce gives many budding young engineers something to aspire to.

However much some may hate motor vehicles, any product we buy and use has had to be designed and engineered at some stage. Without technology developed in the motor, aerospace and Formula 1 induistries, many technologies - such as wind turbines - simply would not be able to exist.
[quote][p][bold]jimpy762[/bold] wrote: I still prefer older Rollers. The new ones just seem a little bit ostentatious, brash maybe. But they're catering for the market and they're still undeniably superb machines. Give me one over a Bentley any day. Does anyone on here keep jewellery in their car?[/p][/quote]In a sense, export earners that the cars themselves are, it isn't so much the manufacture of cars that's important here, it is the preservation, and developement, of the skills required to manufacture a top quality British product. A company such as Rolls Royce gives many budding young engineers something to aspire to. However much some may hate motor vehicles, any product we buy and use has had to be designed and engineered at some stage. Without technology developed in the motor, aerospace and Formula 1 induistries, many technologies - such as wind turbines - simply would not be able to exist. Richada
  • Score: 2

10:23am Fri 10 Jan 14

Jagmanmc says...

Shame that it is all owned by the Germans - BMW.
Even Bentley is owned by Volkswagen, although the cars are still made in Crewe.

But it's a real shame that us Brits cannot retain such iconic companies as this.

That said its great news overall, but if I were able to afford one I still think I would have one of the older classic cars that was all truly British.

An interesting fact is that the Bentleys still use (on some models), the 6.75 Litre V8 engine as used on the old rollers. This is another british design that stems from I think from around 1956, the engine still keeps on being tweaked for noise and emissions etc along with other modifications such as turbochargers - I know as I work in a company that makes components for it!
Shame that it is all owned by the Germans - BMW. Even Bentley is owned by Volkswagen, although the cars are still made in Crewe. But it's a real shame that us Brits cannot retain such iconic companies as this. That said its great news overall, but if I were able to afford one I still think I would have one of the older classic cars that was all truly British. An interesting fact is that the Bentleys still use (on some models), the 6.75 Litre V8 engine as used on the old rollers. This is another british design that stems from I think from around 1956, the engine still keeps on being tweaked for noise and emissions etc along with other modifications such as turbochargers - I know as I work in a company that makes components for it! Jagmanmc
  • Score: 0

11:01am Fri 10 Jan 14

Richada says...

Jagmanmc wrote:
Shame that it is all owned by the Germans - BMW.
Even Bentley is owned by Volkswagen, although the cars are still made in Crewe.

But it's a real shame that us Brits cannot retain such iconic companies as this.

That said its great news overall, but if I were able to afford one I still think I would have one of the older classic cars that was all truly British.

An interesting fact is that the Bentleys still use (on some models), the 6.75 Litre V8 engine as used on the old rollers. This is another british design that stems from I think from around 1956, the engine still keeps on being tweaked for noise and emissions etc along with other modifications such as turbochargers - I know as I work in a company that makes components for it!
So that's TWO of us in B&H actually in "gainful" employment then!

I agree it's a great pity that the "ownership" of these companies lays elsewhere - even more saddening is that it appears that motor manufacturers can only thrive under foreign ownership - look at Jaguar / Land Rover.

Interesting is that we supply more components to the "British" motor industry now than we did in the British Leyland era of the 1970's & 80's when Britain still mass produced cars.

The far more specialist, lower volume, cars now built here (excluding Nissan / Honda & Toyota) require a higher degree of engineering input and therefore a higher skill level than ever before in their workforce.

As for the RR / Bentley V8, it just goes to show what a magnificent, British, engineering feat it was in the first place.......although
, of course, V8's are legendery for their longevity anyway!
[quote][p][bold]Jagmanmc[/bold] wrote: Shame that it is all owned by the Germans - BMW. Even Bentley is owned by Volkswagen, although the cars are still made in Crewe. But it's a real shame that us Brits cannot retain such iconic companies as this. That said its great news overall, but if I were able to afford one I still think I would have one of the older classic cars that was all truly British. An interesting fact is that the Bentleys still use (on some models), the 6.75 Litre V8 engine as used on the old rollers. This is another british design that stems from I think from around 1956, the engine still keeps on being tweaked for noise and emissions etc along with other modifications such as turbochargers - I know as I work in a company that makes components for it![/p][/quote]So that's TWO of us in B&H actually in "gainful" employment then! I agree it's a great pity that the "ownership" of these companies lays elsewhere - even more saddening is that it appears that motor manufacturers can only thrive under foreign ownership - look at Jaguar / Land Rover. Interesting is that we supply more components to the "British" motor industry now than we did in the British Leyland era of the 1970's & 80's when Britain still mass produced cars. The far more specialist, lower volume, cars now built here (excluding Nissan / Honda & Toyota) require a higher degree of engineering input and therefore a higher skill level than ever before in their workforce. As for the RR / Bentley V8, it just goes to show what a magnificent, British, engineering feat it was in the first place.......although , of course, V8's are legendery for their longevity anyway! Richada
  • Score: 1

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