Rolls-Royce has clocked up its fourth year of record sales in a row and confirmed it is creating 100 new jobs at its Sussex plant.
Over 3,630 cars were delivered to customers in 2013, the highest in the firm’s history, with sales growth reported across several regions around the world. The biggest increases were in the Middle East where sales rose 17 % and in China where sales were 11 % higher, but strong sales were also achieved in Germany, Japan and Canada.
The new jobs will be created at the firm’s UK centre in Goodwood, Sussex, mainly in manufacturing roles.
Torsten Muller-Otvos, Chief Executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars said: “My aim at the beginning of last year was sustained growth and another sales record. I am delighted to announce our sales for 2013 and to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the brand with a historic record result. We have reported a strong year and have maintained our position at the pinnacle of the super-luxury market. Rolls-Royce is a British manufacturing success story, with a dedicated workforce that is second to none.”
The company said 2013 was another record year for requests to personalize models, ranging from the inclusion of jewellery boxes and fridges to a family crest. It is now also considering the possibility of following Bentley and building a four-wheel drive model to complement its existing line-up.