Goodwood, England – Rolls-Royce will expand its assembly plant, following 18 months of sales growth worldwide and a greater demand for highly-personalized models.

The expansion will include an additional 2,500 square metres in the assembly area and an increase of 640 square metres in the surface finish centre. The project involves an investment of about £10 million.

The company is also expanding its dealer network, with several new stores recently launched in North America, Asia Pacific and Europe, and more planned in the balance of the year.

“I am very pleased to announce our expansion plans,” said Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “We continue to see increased demand from customers all over the world and the new facilities will allow us to increase the capacity for our hand-built, highly personalized motor cars. This investment demonstrates our confidence in this unique brand, our commitment to our home at Goodwood, the only place in the world where Rolls-Royce motor cars are built, and signals the next phase in the development of our company.”

Construction is planned to begin later this year and will be completed in late 2012.

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