Saturday 20th Oct 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Rolls Royce to build logistics centre at Bognor Regis

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is to build a 323,000 sq ft logistics and technology centres at Bognor Regis to consolidate a number of current logistics functions and allow for future expansion.

The centre, on the Oldlands Farm Business Park, will be eight miles from the Rolls-Royce factory at Goodwood. It will be managed on behalf of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars by an external logistics provider, the name of the which has yet to be confirmed.

Rolls Royce’s new logistics centre near Bognor Regis.

It will 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 for car preparation.

The new site is planned to be fully operational in early 2016. Some  200 people will be employed at the site, with a number of new roles created in addition to those transferred from existing logistics functions.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief executive officer for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said: “Every Rolls-Royce motor car is built at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood and this new facility will provide the required local logistics support for our current and future models.

“Rolls-Royce is a British manufacturing success and we remain fully committed to building our future here in West Sussex.”

Business Minister, Matthew Hancock, said, “This terrific new centre at Bognor Regis will give a huge boost to the local economy, and safeguard 200 jobs. It’s testament to one of our Great British success stories, Rolls-Royce, and its valued contribution to UK manufacturing.”