Rolls Royce Motor Cars has formally opened its purpose-built 323,000 sq ft logistics and technology at Bognor Regis.
It consolidates three 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.
Some 200 people are employed at the site, with a number of new roles created in addition to those transferred from existing logistics functions.
The company has also been continuing with building and expansion work at the Goodwood factory site, where it is investing in a new single-line manufacturing system that will drive its long-term product strategy.
Rolls Royce delivered 3,785 cars last year – down from the record 4,063 in 2014, but still the second highest total in its 112-year history.
Torsten Müller-Ötvös, chief executive officer, said:
“2015 was a year of tremendous challenge for the entire luxury industry. I am very proud of our success which was achieved against a backdrop of considerable global uncertainty. We have proven that our long-term strategy of globally balanced, sustainable and profitable growth is delivering and we have maintained our position as the world’s leading luxury manufacturer. I am quietly confident of a strong year in 2016.”