ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS AT THE SHANGHAI MOTOR SHOW: REMARKS BY TORSTEN MÜLLER-ÖTVÖS
Welcome to the Home of Rolls-Royce right here in Shanghai!
It’s all the time an important pleasure to be in China, significantly right here in Shanghai, one of the vital vibrant and ahead wanting cities on the earth.
And a really particular welcome to Mr Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of the BMW Group, who joins us at this time, for the primary time, in his new capability because the Chairman of Rolls-Royce Motor Vehicles.
Welcome to the Rolls-Royce household Pieter.
That is my second go to to Shanghai in a month!
Just some weeks in the past I hosted our World Vendor Convention on the 1862 theatre in Pudong.
It was a most profitable convention at which we celebrated Rolls-Royce’s all-time file 12 months final 12 months.
We had been proud to ship 4107 automobiles to our prospects world wide…
…and we continued to be pleasingly worthwhile and to make a significant contribution to our shareholder, the BMW Group.
And, girls and gents, as soon as once more China performed a major position in our success.
The China market is our second largest on the earth and is rising at a gentle price.
Certainly, I might not be stunned to see China develop into our largest market within the not too distant future.
Let’s wait and see!
Rolls-Royce is the world’s pinnacle luxurious model and this 12 months we’re celebrating our 115th anniversary.
We take nice satisfaction in creating the attractive and treasured objects that you simply see on our stand at this time, for probably the most demanding and discerning prospects on the earth.
These artworks are lovingly handcrafted by the 2000 individuals who work on the Residence of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood in the UK.
This celebrated facility in West Sussex is acknowledged as a international centre of luxurious manufacturing excellence.
It lies on the very coronary heart of the Rolls-Royce success story and since 2003 each Rolls-Royce on the earth has been created right here.
Women and Gents, at Rolls-Royce our prospects are our life-blood.
They’re our heroes and our mates and we obsessively concentrate on offering for his or her wants and needs.
For them, being within the Rolls-Royce household is a really particular expertise, like no different.
And they’re deeply appreciative of our hyper-centric consideration to the smallest of particulars.
And, Rolls-Royce is delighted that amongst our many valued international prospects are a few of China’s most exceptional women and men.
Certainly, right here, on this dynamic nation, extra of our prospects have rewarded themselves with our pinnacle product, Phantom, than wherever else on the earth.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom, described by a lot of you within the media and by our prospects as “the Finest Automobile within the World”, is on the core of our firm’s success.
It’s a international expression of final achievement and I’m happy to report that an increasing number of of our youthful prospects are experiencing our Phantom short-wheelbase as a self-driver’s automotive.
Talking of youthful shoppers, one other function of our China enterprise is that it’s at the moment our youngest market on the earth!
A lot of our exceptional, younger Chinese language prospects come to the Rolls-Royce Model by way of our transformative Black Badge household of motor automobiles.
Edgy and menacing, Black Badge appeals to those younger achievers who’re trendsetting, cosmopolitan residents of the world.
2019 is the primary 12 months of supply of our massively profitable Rolls-Royce Cullinan, our first SUV.
Cullinan was launched to nice international acclaim final 12 months and has obtained glorious headlines within the media and an enthusiastic welcome from our prospects.
China has shortly develop into our third largest market worldwide for this mannequin.
And I’m delighted to let you know that our ahead orders for Cullinan stretch nicely into the fourth quarter of this 12 months.
So, I can proudly report that Rolls-Royce Motor Vehicles is in nice form and is about on a steady and profitable development path.
Women and Gents, please take a detailed take a look at and revel in all the wonderful Rolls-Royces on our stand.
Each comprises distinctive and delightful examples of our world-renowned Bespoke choices.
No different producer of luxurious items can equal buyer personalisation to this degree.
Right now greater than ever, it’s globally recognised that “Bespoke IS Rolls-Royce”.
This, girls and gents, is the modern Rolls-Royce of at this time – a 115 12 months previous model, fully related within the current and transferring purposefully into the longer term.
As you’ll be able to think about, we’re planning an thrilling future for Rolls-Royce.
A future that can be totally electrical, digital and technologically modern whereas by no means neglecting our custodianship of the good Rolls-Royce model.
That is what our prospects and the world expects of us.
And, relaxation assured, that is what we’ll ship.
However for now, thanks for listening and let me cross you over to our Regional Director of Rolls-Royce Motor Vehicles Better China, Leon Li.