Luxury vehicle manufacturer Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced considerable progress is being made on the delivery of the company's new Technology and Logistics Centre at Bognor Regis.
Aiming to become fully operational in early 2016, the facility will provide a significant boost to the manufacturer's operations and serve to streamline the firm's logistics requirements and in the process provide a boost to future green credentials.
Covering approximately 30,000 sq m, the new hub will allow a consolidation of logistics operations for the company and deliver key benefits in terms of improved transport planning, lower vehicle mileage and reduced levels of carbon emission as a result.
Indeed, the facility will serve to bring together three areas of the business that are currently separate, providing a new inbound warehouse for production parts, a distribution centre and a workshop for car preparation.
Meanwhile, the forthcoming Bognor Regis Northern Relief Road – due to open in February next year – will also help make the new facility ideally situated to benefit from improved transport links to the rest of the UK.
Ground was first broken at the development site in November and construction operations are advancing smoothly.
Rolls-Royce director of manufacturing Frank Ludwig commented: "I am delighted that construction of our Technology and Logistics Centre is now well underway.
"The development reflects not only the sustainable growth and ongoing success of our business, but also our investment into the future of manufacturing here in West Sussex."
A further update on progress for the new facility has been promised for the new year, with the manufacturer keen to leverage the benefits of this modern logistics hub as soon as it can.
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