Rolls-Royce on track for centre launch
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has confirmed that construction of the company’s new Technology and Logistics Centre at Bognor Regis is well underway and on track for a successful launch in early 2016.
In celebration, a new Rolls-Royce Wraith drove onto the construction site, marking the first time that one of the super-luxury manufacturer’s motor cars has been present at the new facility.
The Technology and Logistics Centre is located on the Oldlands Farm Business Park on the northern edge of Bognor Regis, eight miles from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The new 30,000m2 facility will provide logistics support to the company’s manufacturing plant and head office at Goodwood, West Sussex for current and future models, and consolidate three current operations: an inbound warehouse for production parts, a distribution centre – including an inbound body store and finished car store – and a workshop.
Described by commentators as ‘Putting the Regis back into Bognor Regis’ at the time of the announcement, the Rolls-Royce Technology and Logistics Centre site has been identified by Arun District Council as part of its ‘Enterprise Bognor Regis’ initiative. The area is being developed as a new premier business location in West Sussex, reserved for mixed office, industrial and supporting development to deliver a new generation of buildings in a high quality environment to sustain both newly established and growing businesses. Rolls-Royce is the first major business to take advantage of the initiative.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief executive officer, said, ‘The construction of our Technology and Logistics Centre is well underway and on track. This considerable investment reflects the ongoing success of our business and demonstrates our full commitment to building our future here in West Sussex.’
He continued, ‘Rolls-Royce Motor Cars makes a significant positive impact on the local economy and our business is a British luxury manufacturing success.’
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has recently announced that the Company will produce a new drophead tourer in 2016, and confirmed development of a high-bodied car, with an all-new aluminium architecture that can cross any terrain.
Further updates on the construction of the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Technology and Logistics Centre will be published later this year.