In 2003, Rolls-Royce opened a new production facility and headquarters at Goodwood, West Sussex, in the south of England. The move was a significant step for the company, which had previously manufactured its cars at its factory in Crewe, Cheshire, for over 50 years.
The decision to move to Goodwood was driven by the company's desire to create a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that would enable it to produce its cars to the highest possible standards. The new facility was designed to be a showcase for British engineering and craftsmanship, and it has since become a symbol of the company's commitment to excellence.
The Goodwood facility covers an area of 42 acres and includes a manufacturing plant, research and development center, and administrative offices. The facility is home to over 2,000 employees, including engineers, designers, and craftsmen who work together to create some of the world's most luxurious and prestigious cars.
Over the past 20 years, the Goodwood facility has been instrumental in the success of Rolls-Royce. The company has introduced several new models, including the Phantom, Ghost, and Wraith, each of which has been designed and built at the Goodwood facility. The cars have received critical acclaim for their quality, design, and performance, and they have become the benchmark for luxury cars around the world.
In addition to producing cars, the Goodwood facility has also become a center of excellence for engineering and technology. The company has invested heavily in research and development, and it has developed new technologies and materials that have helped to improve the performance, efficiency, and safety of its cars.
As Rolls-Royce celebrates 20 years at Goodwood, it is clear that the move to the new facility has been a resounding success. The company has become a symbol of British engineering and craftsmanship, and its cars have become a status symbol for the world's elite. The Goodwood facility has become a center of excellence for engineering and technology, and it has helped to cement Rolls-Royce's reputation as a leader in the luxury car market.
Looking to the future, Rolls-Royce is continuing to invest in new technologies and materials, and it is working to develop new models that will further enhance its reputation for excellence. The company's commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and innovation is unwavering, and it is clear that the next 20 years at Goodwood will be just as successful as the last.