Belfast Telegraph

Luxury car giant rolls out 100 jobs

By Alan Jones

Luxury car giant Rolls-Royce is to create 100 new jobs after reporting the fourth consecutive year of record sales.

More than 3,630 cars were delivered to customers in 2013, the highest in the marque's history, with sales growth reported across several regions worldwide.

The biggest increases were in the Middle East (up 17%) and China (11%), 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: "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."

Business Secretary Vince Cable said: "Rolls-Royce's impressive sales record and the new jobs they have created shows the strength of this iconic brand and reflects the rising success of the British car industry."

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