What recession? Rolls Royce set to double workforce

What recession? Rolls Royce set to double workforce

Rolls Royce 200EX fq

Despite a general global downturn in vehicle sales, Rolls-Royce is working away at full capacity just to meet demand. Now with a second, higher volume model on its way  in the form of the Ghost sedan the carmaker is forced to increased production and take on more staff. Rolls-Royce has already added more shifts and lengthened working hours, but still production is still struggling to keep up.

In preparation for the Ghost, Rolls-Royce is preparing to boost its manufacturing workforce by 50%. More than 150 new jobs will be created to support the Ghost, which is due for production at the end of this year and to start selling in 2010. By the end of this year Rolls-Royce will have created almost 400 new jobs in under two years, bringing the total number of employees based at Goodwood in the UK to 900.

The Ghost will receive its own dedicated assembly line but will have to share paint, wood and leather workshops with the Phantom series of cars. Therefore, the majority of the new positions have been created in the wood, leather and paint shops as well as the new assembly area.

Going against the state of the rest of the industry, sales are expected to continue growing at Rolls-Royce. In 2009 Rolls-Royce sales are already up 20% and with the new model due over the course of the next financial year the luxury carmaker is in great shape and set to have its best year on record.

Rolls Royce 200EX fq

Despite a general global downturn in vehicle sales, Rolls-Royce is working away at full capacity just to meet demand. Now with a second, higher volume model on its way  in the form of the Ghost sedan the carmaker is forced to increased production and take on more staff. Rolls-Royce has already added more shifts and lengthened working hours, but still production is still struggling to keep up.

In preparation for the Ghost, Rolls-Royce is preparing to boost its manufacturing workforce by 50%. More than 150 new jobs will be created to support the Ghost, which is due for production at the end of this year and to start selling in 2010. By the end of this year Rolls-Royce will have created almost 400 new jobs in under two years, bringing the total number of employees based at Goodwood in the UK to 900.

The Ghost will receive its own dedicated assembly line but will have to share paint, wood and leather workshops with the Phantom series of cars. Therefore, the majority of the new positions have been created in the wood, leather and paint shops as well as the new assembly area.

Going against the state of the rest of the industry, sales are expected to continue growing at Rolls-Royce. In 2009 Rolls-Royce sales are already up 20% and with the new model due over the course of the next financial year the luxury carmaker is in great shape and set to have its best year on record.

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