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Bentley reports Crewe factory production back up to 100 per cent

Time 10 months ago

Bentley is back up to full production again with its latest Bentayga SUV, after a comprehensive review of social distancing measures.

Production lines at the Crewe factory are now up to 100 per cent just as they were pre-coronavirus, at the same time as workers begin to build the recently refreshed Bentayga SUV.

Peter Bosch, member of the board for manufacturing at Bentley Motors, said: ‘The new Bentayga is a celebration of all that we can do in Crewe and is a testament to the skill, passion and dedication of all of our colleagues who produce cars unmatched by any other car factory in the world.

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‘To deliver a sector-defining car that meets our own and customers incredibly high standards and expectations is a significant achievement, particularly at this early stage of production.’

Following a review of the firm’s social distancing measures, a number of assembly areas at the Crewe facility have been revised ensuring a social distance of more than one metre at all times.

All other areas will maintain two metres distance between workers, while face masks will remain mandatory throughout the facility.

Bosch added: ‘In the lead up to manufacture commencing we reviewed each individual process to ensure its efficiency and effectiveness, implementing industry-leading lean techniques with social distancing measures included.

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‘What we are seeing at start of production is a car that is significantly revised, both inside and out, and yet reaching record quality in manufacturing levels across the industry. Raising the bar again as the sector-defining luxury SUV.’

James Batchelor

James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer.

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