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Company Overview of Bentley Motors Limited

Company Overview

Bentley Motors Limited designs, engineers, and manufactures cars. It also offers cars for racing purpose. In addition, the company offers various pre-owned and heritage vehicles, accessories, and financial services, as well as service, maintenance, and repair. It offers its products through a network of dealers in the United Kingdom, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East/Africa, and the Asia Pacific; and its showroom in Crewe, United Kingdom. The company was founded in 1919 and is based in Crewe, United Kingdom with regional offices worldwide. Bentley Motors Limited operates as a subsidiary of Volkswagen International Finance N.V.

Pyms Lane

Crewe,  CW1 3PL

United Kingdom

Founded in 1919

Phone:

44 1270 255155

Fax:

44 1270 586548

Key Executives for Bentley Motors Limited

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 56
Board Member for Finance
Age: 48
Engineering Chief and Board Member for Engineering
Head of Operations for Americas
Communications Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Bentley Motors Limited Key Developments

Bentley Launches Mulsanne Majestic in Middle East

Bentley, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG is launching its Mulsanne Majestic in the Middle East. The model was launched by Al Wajba Motors. It is limited to 15 models, with five for the Qatar market, five cars going to Saudi Arabia and five to the United Arab Emirates. The vehicle is equipped with the automaker's 63/4-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. It features an Ivory exterior with a single fine line in Saddle to compliment the car's neutral tone, an interior with Magnolia seats, seat belts and panels, Dark Tan carpets with Magnolia binding, deep black curtains in the rear for added privacy and Majestic wording inlaid on the rear iPad tables.

Bentley to Invest in New R&D Centre

Bentley has announced that it is to invest GBP 40 million (USD 62.7 million) in expanding its Crewe (United Kingdom) headquarters with a new research and development (R&D) facility. The new centre will measure over 45,000 square metres and feature a dedicated styling studio, R&D offices and a technical workshop. The facility will house 1,300 engineers, and is also expected to see the creation of 300 roles within engineering, manufacturing, quality, sales and marketing and project management. This investment will join the already heavy investment that is taking place at the site. Around GBP 800 million is being invested to prepare for the manufacture of a new sport utility vehicle (SUV) which is expected to add around 1,000 jobs. The investment underlines Bentley's importance within the Volkswagen (VW) Group as part of its luxury vehicle portfolio and the growth that it hopes to see in future. IHS Automotive registration figures show that Bentley's sales have grown to around 9,200 units, although with the addition of the new SUV and the replacement of the Continental GT, registrations will break through the 11,000 unit mark. The R&D investment could also help Bentley look towards further expanding its product portfolio in future as has already been mooted with the prospect of the Grand Convertible or entry-level model.

Bentley Opens New Showroom in the United Kingdom

Bentley has announced that it has opened a new showroom in the United Kingdom. Known as "CW1 House", it is located at Bentley's headquarters in Crewe (United Kingdom). The site uses materials that feature in the brand's vehicles such as leather, wood and polished metal, as well as lambswool carpets. Seats, tables, display stands and the concierge coffee and champagne bar are all hand-trimmed with bespoke, highly polished stainless steel, while the customer commissioning area feature contemporary oak panels. It adds that the Mulliner commissioning suite at the location presents a range of more than 100 paint colours as well as unique features commissioned by Bentley owners in the past, such as unique accent trim materials, a bespoke crystal decanter and matching glasses fitted behind the rear cabin armrest.

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