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Rolls Royce to resume production from the 4 May

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  • The British car maker said 1000 employees will return to work on Monday
  • Half the workforce at the Goodwood factory near Chichester
  • Bentley to phase in production from 11 May
  • Jaguar Land Rover aim to start production from May 18 

Rolls Royce is to become one of the first car manufacturers in the UK to restart production after the lockdown,  this will be a day earlier than Aston Martin who announced they will be starting production from its Wales plant on the 5th May.  Some 1000 employees, half of the total work force will be back on the production line resuming production of the Phantom, Wraith, Dawn and Cullinan models,  other departments will continue to work from home such as marketing and sales. The firms factory in Chichester will operate one shift daily rather than the normal two with staff wearing protective clothing, masks and observing social distancing rules in line with health and safety advice. Bentley announced production would be phased in from the 11 May while Jaguar Land Rover aims to restart production in Solihull and Wolverhampton plants from the same date.

Bentley says it will be introducing measures allowing staff keep to social distancing guidelines.  There has been key process changes including a redesign of the manufacturing facility itself to accomodate the 2 metre distance rules along with taking into account entry and leaving of the premises, work stations,  breaks and all other day to day tasks previously taken for granted.  Facemasks will be compulsory in all areas.  In addition there will be a enhanced cleaning routines and clear guidance to the workforce on limiting the risk of infection on areas such as meeting governance,  site access and travel.   This will also extend to new stringent measures to control population density on site at all times. 

Whilst Bentley,  Rolls Royce and Aston Martin are not something we supply everyday it is good news for the industry,  Jaguar Land Rover have been a popular choice for many.  For offers on Jaguar and Land Rover please start your search from our home page or give us a call on 01942 231123 to discuss how we can help



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30th of April 2020