Mark Prisk, Business Minister, visited the Home of Rolls-Royce Motor  Cars in Goodwood, West Sussex today to learn how the company will  expand in 2012. Rolls-Royce is investing in a significant expansion of  its Assembly Hall and Surface Finish Centre. The Minister toured the  manufacturing plant to meet the craftsmen and women responsible for  building the company’s super luxury cars.

Rolls Royce Business Minister

The Minister unveiled  a commemorative banner to signify the start of construction.

Mark Prisk said, “I am delighted to have been invited to the  start of the building expansion programme at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.  The company’s hand-built luxury models are flag bearers for  British manufacturing and we should join Rolls-Royce in celebrating  this great British success story.”

The news follows significant growth in Rolls-Royce sales over the  last 18 months and a greater demand from customers for highly  personalised Ghost and Phantom models. The expansion includes an  increase of more than 2,500 square metres for the Assembly Hall,  completing the final phase of development from original site plans for  the production area. A new extension will also increase the Surface  Finish Centre by about 1,000 square metres.


“I am delighted to host Mark Prisk at the Home of Rolls-Royce  and to discuss our expansion plans,” said Torsten  Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer of Rolls-Royce  Motor Cars. “We are extremely proud of our achievements and  Rolls-Royces are rightly lauded as “the best cars in the  world” by press and customers. Our investment demonstrates  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.”

Rolls Royce Business Minister 2011

The new space, and a number of additional infrastructure changes,  will allow the company’s manufacturing and Bespoke operation to  expand. This year, Rolls-Royce has seen a considerable increase in  demand for personalised Bespoke models, and the company recently  announced a doubling in the number of Bespoke experts throughout the business.

Construction work is planned to commence early in 2012 and will take  around nine months to complete.