Bentley restart production | Industry - Car News May 2020

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15:24 Wednesday 20 May 2020

Bentley are back in production after staff returned to work at the company’s Crewe HQ.

Over 1,700 workers have begun a phased return following the implementation of new hygiene and distancing rules designed to protect them from coronavirus.  A redesigned manufacturing facility allows two-metre distance between workers, one-way movement paths and traffic flows, and washrooms reconfigured to reduce the number of people able to use them.

Bentayga and Mulsanne production lines have already restarted, and will be followed by the Continental GT and Flying Spur next week.  Each line will run at around 50 per cent capacity for a number of weeks as the time taken to produce each car has doubled. 

Adrian Hallmark, Chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors, said: “Now is the right time for the business to come back stronger.  We have introduced extensive new working measures to protect our colleagues, our families and our customers and we are confident, following the work of so many people, that being at Bentley will be as safe for our colleagues as being anywhere else.  We have a strong order bank, around eight months of customer orders to manufacture, established parts supply routes and patient customers who are looking to receive their extraordinary cars as soon as possible.  We will ramp up in a controlled, measured way to ensure we manage this continued demand, and look ahead and in spite of this interruption continue on our journey to lead sustainable luxury mobility in the future.”

 

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