Caterham to double UK production

Caterham will double production capacity when it opens a brand new manufacturing facility and headquarters later this year.

Still located in Dartford, Kent, the new state-of-the-art building will be home to Caterham’s production, engineering, motorsport and commercial teams.

The multi million pound investment from owners VT Holdings will see Caterham, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, increase its production capacity by 50%, meaning around 750 units could be built annually.

The 54,000 sqft facility is situated in a brand new nine-acre industrial park development called Dartford X. It is within close proximity to the existing factory, enabling the retention of the skilled workforce who are responsible for hand assembling all cars.

In the future, Caterham plans to offer a range of customer experiences at the site including factory tours, events and vehicle handovers.

Bob Laishley, CEO of Caterham, said: “It’s fitting that in our 50th anniversary year we can invest in new premises to facilitate our ambitions, for the future of the Seven and the brand as a whole.

“The site not only increases our production capacity but enables us to advance our manufacturing capabilities into a modern setting. It will be a fantastic new home for the brand, our employees and our customers past, present and future to visit.”