Rolls-Royce expand Leathershop

United Kingdom
Published:  11 December, 2013

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars announced on December 11 that the company’s Leathershop at their Goodwood, UK plant has been expanded following the continued success of Phantom and Ghost models and the newly-launched Wraith. An additional ten positions in the machinist team have been created.

The machinist team was launched with just four people in 2002 and currently has 40 skilled associates working across two shifts. Current team members come from a variety of industries, including saddlery, ladies lingerie, upholstery, couture work and sail-making. The team also hosts interns, apprentices and graduates during their time at the company.

Andrew Monachan, General Manager Leathershop, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, “I am delighted to confirm that we have expanded our Leathershop here at the Home of Rolls-Royce. Every one of our cars is hand built to order and we are reintroducing craft skills that, in many cases, would otherwise have lain dormant or been lost completely.”