Rolls-Royce plans to increase the number of dealerships and production as rising demand might lead to sales of about 4,000 units this year.
Earlier this month the automaker said it might add more than 100 new jobs as it reached record sales in the past three years. Most of the new jobs are to be based at the automaker’s site in Goodwood, West Sussex, in public relations, sales and marketing, and the rest in manufacturing and engineering directly connected with the production of the new Wraith model.
Last week Rolls-Royce said it has signed a deal for more than £12 billion for the Trent aero engines, therefore securing more than 7,000 jobs. The UK government will also invest £250 million so that the Trent 900 and Trent 600 engines will be manufactured at the Rolls-Royce factory in Derby.
“The Government’s backing for this project is a practical demonstration of our commitment to helping high-tech, high-skilled companies in the UK to compete on a global stage. This project will ensure that the Rolls-Royce Derby plant remains a centre of excellence for aero engine design, development and production for years to come,” said Trade and Industry Secretary Stephen Byers.