Rolls-Royce Creates Another History In Its 113-Year

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Luxury automaker Rolls-Royce set another milestone in 2016. The BMW-owned manufacturer delivered 4,011 cars to customers in over 50 countries, up 6 percent on the year-ago period.

The year 2016 also was the second most successful year in the firm's 113-year history. Apart from the Middle Eastern countries, the company has increased sales in all global regions, thanks to the success of the Ghost and Wraith families and their Black Badge variants.

In the west, the company recorded its highest-ever sales in both American continents (up 12 percent), Europe (up 28 percent) and Asia Pacific (up 5 percent). The sales also increased in Individual markets notably Japan (up 51 percent) and Germany (up 30 percent).

Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Rolls-Royce CEO said, "2016 has proven the perfect year to sign off the successful first chapter of the renaissance of Rolls-Royce. Success for Rolls-Royce is a success for Great Britain and we reaffirm our commitment to maintaining the Home of Rolls-Royce in the UK."

The CEO also congratulated his firm for this success in the year 2016. He said, "Thanks to the hard work and ingenuity of the men and women employed at our centre of luxury excellence in Goodwood."

He also added, "This remarkable result emphatically affirms the global appeal of the very finest British luxury goods to the world's most discerning patrons."

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Story first published: Monday, January 9, 2017, 18:29 [IST]
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