EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Cheshire CC; Cheshire; North West
Location of affected unit(s): Crewe


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.1 - Manufacture of motor vehicles
Group: Volksvagen

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 22-06-2004
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Planned Job Creation: 100

Additional Information

Bentley, the luxury UK carmaker, intends to increase its workforce by 100. This is in response to plans for 24-hour working at its Crewe factory to be introduced when it launches a four-door version of the Continental GT coupé in 2005. The company, owned by Germany's Volkswagen, will start recruiting more than 100 staff towards the end of 2004 for a third shift, and hopes to start production of the saloon early in 2005.