Rolls-Royce on a Roll

Gary S. Vasilash

Rolls-Royce announced that given record sales during the last three years, the reception of its latest vehicle, the Wraith, and the likelihood that it will have another record year in 2013, it is adding more than 100 new jobs, most of which will be at its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Goodwood.

100 jobs?

Doesn’t sound like many, does it?

But consider this: there are only about 1,300 people who are employed at Goodwood right now, so 100 is a nontrivial number in that context.


About half of the jobs will be in Engineering and Manufacturing, specifically related to the Wraith, which is in pre-production right now and is going into full production the the fall.

Speaking of the recruitment, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, who began his career with BMW in 1989 (as you may recall, BMW owns Rolls-Royce), and who was named CEO of Rolls in 2010, said, “Rolls-Royce is a great British manufacturing success story. We know entre the next chapter of this company’s history and can look forward with confidence to a bright future.”

Speaking of history: Charles Stewart Rolls and Henry Royce met back in 1904.