10 January 2023
Automotive company Rolls-Royce achieved its highest-ever annual sales in 2022, delivering a total of 6,021 motor cars to clients in around 50 countries worldwide. This represents an increase of 8% in 2021, reports Leatherbiz.
This is the first time in the company’s 118-year history that sales have exceeded 6,000 in a single 12-month period.
Chief executive, Torsten Müller-Ötvös, said 2022 had been “a momentous year for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars”.
Noting that bespoke commissions also reached record levels last year, he said bespoke services, including for particular colours of leather in a car’s interior, were the essence of Rolls-Royce. Mr Müller-Ötvös (pictured) said: “Our clients’ requests are becoming ever more imaginative and technically demanding, a challenge we enthusiastically embrace.”
He explained that the creativity and quality of the work the company’s bespoke team achieves means that, on average, clients are now happy “to pay around half a million euros for their unique motor car”.
The Middle East is the leading region for bespoke commissions, the company said. In 2022, Rolls-Royce opened an invitation-only private office in Dubai bringing what it called “the home of Rolls-Royce” closer to local clients. Further private offices will be introduced around the world in the coming months and years.