Rolls-Royce Motor Cars expands Leathershop unit

Article by Anita Panait, on January 2, 2014

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has expanded its Leathershop following the continued success of Phantom and Ghost models and the Wraith. The expansion resulted in the creation of 10 new positions in the machinist team, which was started with just four people in 2002. It now boasts of 40 skilled associates working across two shifts.

The Leathershop’s machinist team is considered the most international as they have members from the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, Portugal, Ukraine, Germany and Poland. Members also come from a number of industries like saddlery, ladies lingerie, upholstery, couture work and sail-making. The machinist team also hosts interns, apprentices and graduates during their time at Leathershop.

“I am delighted to confirm that we have expanded our Leathershop here at the Home of Rolls-Royce,” remarked Andrew Monachan, General Manager Leathershop, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. Potential team members are expected to have suitable skills but do not need to currently be working as a machinist. Potential team members may only need skills gained in a previous job or as a hobbyist. Leathershop will also provide full and extensive training for potential candidates.

Rolls-Royce Ghost is the most robust vehicle that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has ever created. However, Rolls-Royce control is conveyed in a unique way to other vehicles. It comes in an exquisite, indulging way that some have depicted as being produced to lower the pulse, not elevate it.

The philosophy of straightforwardness expands to the act of driving Rolls-Royce Ghost. The plethora of intricate engineering software and advances underneath the surface serve to make driving simpler and more satisfactory, not to intrude or confuse.

Rolls-Royce Ghost is more driver-centered than any Rolls-Royce vehicle before it. The driver sits in a somewhat-lifted position behind the wheel, which is described as the command position. This makes the road’s view much clearer. The fascia has been made intentionally clear; it is roomy in design and has an intelligent layout. The controls are neatly etched, with the more vital functions highlighted by accents of chrome. The soft light of the instrument board radiates through the prominent black-rimmed steering wheel, which in turn utilizes various violin keys as well as an ergonomic roller-ball control.

The control center display is hidden behind a veneered panel until the point that its services are called upon. All components such as communication, satellite navigation, entertainment functions, and telephone are displayed here and operated by means of a central rotary controller, flanked by quick-access buttons on the front center console.

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