(Crewe, 5 October 2012). Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Bentley Chairman and Chief Executive, today welcomed David McAllister, Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, to Bentley’s Crewe headquarters.

David McAllister Wolfgang Schreiber

The German State of Lower Saxony is home to Volkswagen AG and is a major shareholder of the Volkswagen Group.  As Prime Minister of the State, Mr McAllister – who has a Scottish father, but was born and raised in Germany – is a member of the Group Supervisory Board.  During his visit to Crewe, Mr McAllister met Members of Bentley’s Board to find out more about the company and discuss the links between the regions of Lower Saxony and Cheshire.  He then undertook a tour of the factory and met colleagues to understand the highly skilled manufacturing process that takes place in Crewe.

Mr McAllister said:

“Bentley cars are world renowned and one of the pinnacle products within the Volkswagen Group. I have thoroughly enjoyed my tour of the factory. It was fascinating to see the incredible level of skill and craftsmanship that goes into each car. There are already close links between Cheshire and Lower Saxony, not least in the very positive relationship between Volkswagen and Bentley. There is a significant exchange of ideas and people and I am looking forward to helping build an even stronger relationship which I believe would be beneficial to both regions.”

Dr Schreiber, Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive said:

“It is a great honour to welcome Mr McAllister to Crewe.   Bentley is unique in that all of our cars are designed, engineered and produced here so it has been a great opportunity to demonstrate how the investment made by our German parent has helped deliver such success to an outstanding British marque.”