The best year sales in history for Bentley

Posted on Tuesday, 15 January 2008 , 05:01:04 byEmil

Filed under bentleysalerecordbritishukbesthistoryBentley

The best year sales in history for Bentley

Powerful growth in both traditional and emerging markets takes Bentley, for the first time, above 10,000 units. New record in sales for the UK market. Having retail sales of 10,014 cars worldwide, the company has its best year in the history. Overall volume rised by 7%, with increases for almost all big markets: +7% in UK, +4% for North America, +7% for Europe, +18% in Asia Pacific region, plus +93% in China.

`These results are a milestone for Bentley, which has strengthened its presence around the world, in both emerging and established markets` said Stuart McCullough, Member of the Board, Sales and Marketing at Bentley. `A major component of this is our export business, with overseas income in excess of £745 million`.

`Bentley is proud to be a leading British vehicle manufacturer, with all of its production based in Crewe, a workforce of 3800 and a 500 strong engineering team, making it a significant employer in the North West. With its combination of modern technology, craftsmanship and bespoke capabilities, Bentley occupies a leading position in the luxury vehicle market, and expects to maintain that position into the future`.