Made in Crewe



Bentley, which celebrated its centenary in 2019, is the most sought-after luxury car brand in the world. Located in Crewe, in the heart of Cheshire in the United Kingdom, the company employs around 4,000 people, who delivered 11,006 cars in 2019 – the seventh consecutive year in which more than 10,000 cars have been produced.

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All operations flow out of Crewe from design, engineering and production, in addition to all Bentley’s commercial functions. Bentley combines engineering expertise and cutting-edge technology, utilising skills handed down over generations, unique to UK luxury car brands such as Bentley.

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In 2019 Bentley introduced its first electrified production vehicle to the market in the form of the Bentayga Hybrid. Bentley is accelerating its journey towards electrification, and by 2023 the company will make hybrid or electric versions of all Bentley models available through re-prioritising its model plan. The company aims to introduce Hybrid alternatives for all models by 2023, and to bring its first EV (Electric Vehicle) to the market by 2025.

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Since acquisition by the Volkswagen Group in 1998, Bentley has seen over €2 billion invested in R&D. This has been used to increase and enhance the company’s product portfolio and to modernise and increase the production facilities at Crewe Site improvement highlights have included the construction of a new engineering building and the introduction of a new Bentayga production line. All of this has aligned to a tenfold increase in production. Additionally, since 1998, the Crewe site has seen the workforce rise from 1,500 to around 4,000, which highlights Bentley’s commitment to the local economy. Bentley has commenced work on a state-of-the-art engineering test facility at the company’s expanding headquarters. The centre will enable Bentley to meet increased consumer demand for its current range of luxury vehicles. It will also play a key role in Bentley’s journey to become the world’s most sustainable luxury automotive manufacturer, giving the business capacity to grow as it diversifies into hybrid and electric models.

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As a major employer in the South Cheshire region, Bentley plays an active role in local stakeholder committees, including Council led partnerships and the local Chamber of Commerce. The company also plays an active role as a board member of the Northern Automotive Alliance, shaping the strategy of the automotive sector in the North West of England.

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