Rolls-Royce, the ultra-luxury British automajor, has made an announcement regarding the opening of a new Technology and Logistics Centre at Bognor Regis which is closer to the home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood, West Sussex. This Technology and Logistics Centre would be situated in the Oldlands Farm Business Park which is located at the northern edge of Bognor Regis, eight miles from Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. The Technology and Logistics Centre is planned to be fully operational in early 2016.
This new centre lies in mammoth area of 30000m2 and would account for a certain number of current logistics functions and allow for future expansion. The Centre will be ideally situated to take advantage of the forthcoming Bognor Regis Northern Relief Road, due to open in 2015. Around 200 people will be employed at the Centre, with a number of new roles created in addition to those transferred from existing logistics functions. The Centre will be managed on behalf of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars by an external logistics provider. The Technology and Logistics Centre will consolidate three current 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.
The Business Minister, Matthew Hancock, said, “This terrific new centre at Bognor Regis will give a huge boost to the local economy, and safeguard 200 jobs. It’s testament to one of our Great British success stories, Rolls-Royce, and its valued contribution to UK manufacturing.”