Rolls Royce to build logistics centre at Bognor Regis

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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.

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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.”

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