Rolls-Royce temporarily stops production due to... yeah. Sadly, that is correct

March 20, 2020

In a short email circulated by our friends from the Autohub Group, the official importer of Rolls-Royce in the Philippines, it has come to a point where even one of the most luxurious British-based carmakers had to temporarily stop its production for two weeks.

This is, of course, due to the rising cases of the Corona Virus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 that’s been hounding the world over these past few weeks, which may compromise the health, safety, and well-being of not just its workforce, but also its customers. This move will then be followed by an already-planned “Easter Maintenance Shutdown” that will also last for two weeks, effectively holding off the production for a month.

According to Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, “This action has not been taken lightly, but the health and well-being of our exceptional workforce is first and foremost in our minds. We are a tight-knit community at the Home of Rolls Royce and I have no doubt that our resilience will shine through during this extraordinary time.” He continued, “As a deeply customer-focused company we are aware that this decision to pause our production will possibly cause some discomfort or inconvenience to a few of our esteemed patrons, for which we apologize while seeking their understanding at this difficult time.”

But all is not coming to a halt for the brand. That’s because the day-to-day operations of the company will be assured by non-production employees who will remain at work at the company’s head office on the Goodwood Estate in West Sussex or who will work from home on a rotational basis. Social distancing measures have been introduced throughout the company.

Let it be clear that as of the moment, there are no reported cases of COVID-19 positives from Rolls-Royce’s workforce. And here’s to hoping (and praying) that none of its employees will ever catch the pandemic.

Form Rolls-Royce to the world – stay safe, stay sanitized, stay strong, and stay sane. Everything will be okay.

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Randolph de Leon
Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.