At least one of the BMW owned brands are doing well and this could be only encouraging for the entire BMW Group. Rolls Royce has just announced that despite the severe economic downturn, they will double the workforce at their factory in Goodwood, UK as a preparation for the upcoming new model Rolls-Royce Ghost.
Rolls-Royce has already added more shifts and extended the working hours and workforce increase will help overcoming any shortage in production. By the end of this year, the total number of employees on the payroll at the Goodwin plant will increase to 900.
Majority of the new positions will be in the wood, leather and paint shops since they are shared with the Phantom models. Also, the Ghost will be built on its own dedicated line.
Sources close to BMW confirmed that the Ghost first years production units have been been sold despite the fact that production will start in the fall.[Source: Autoblog ]