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Rolls-Royce success story creates expanded Leathershop

24th September 2010 Print

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that the company’s Leathershop has been expanded following the continued success of the Phantom and Ghost models. An additional ten positions in the machinist team have been created.

The machinist team was launched with just four people in 2002 and currently has 30 skilled associates working across two shifts. The team is the most international in the company, with nationalities represented including British, American, Portuguese, Ukrainian, German and Polish. Current team members come from a variety of industries, including saddlery, ladies lingerie, upholstery, couture work and sail making. The team also hosts apprentices and interns during their time at the company.

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, CEO, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, said, “I am delighted to confirm that we have expanded our Leathershop. Every one of our cars is hand built to order and the interiors are handcrafted by experts. By increasing the size of our Leathershop team we are reintroducing craft skills that, in many cases, would otherwise have lain dormant or been lost completely.”  He continued, “If production continues at the current rate, and all indicators at this stage are positive, we will need to increase the team further in due course.”

Potential candidates should have suitable skills but do not need to currently be working as a machinist. Skills gained in a previous role or as a hobbyist could be appropriate and full and extensive training will be provided. To find out more about Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, potential career opportunities and to register your interest, please visit

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