The Manufacturer Magazine ranks Group Lotus Plc as No. 1
Group Lotus plc is celebrating after winning The Manufacturer
Magazine's "World Class Manufacturer of the Year" 2005 Award last
night (Wednesday 28th September 2005).
At a glittering ceremony held at the International Centre in Telford,
Group Lotus plc beat off tough competition from fellow finalists JCB
and E. C. De Witt to be crowned "World Class Manufacturer of the Year"
by The Manufacturer Magazine. A total of 13 judges decided who would
win this hotly contested award, with Group Lotus plc emerging
Clive Dopson, Managing Director of Lotus Cars, commented: "We are
delighted to have won this highly regarded 'World Class Manufacturer
of the Year' 2005 award. It is a real testament to our staff who have
worked relentlessly to raise the standards of manufacturing, and we
are committed to continually looking at ways to improve in the future
to ensure we remain a 'World Class' Manufacturer."
Luke Bennett, Head of Manufacturing for Group Lotus Plc, added:
"This is a fantastic achievement for Group Lotus plc and reflects the
top quality workmanship we have at our manufacturing facilities. Each
Lotus car is hand crafted, with only one robot in use at our factory
in Hethel, Norfolk. We are extremely proud to use local, skilled
technicians to produce our cars, and I feel this award highlights our
ability to produce top quality world-class sportscars."