Bentley is one of the most highly regarded and well-known luxury automobile companies in the world. However, despite the fact that the company has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Bentley. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Fifteen: Bentley’s Mission Statement Hasn’t Changed Since 1919
The company was founded in 1919 and has had the same mission statement since the beginning. That mission is “To build a fast car, a good car, the best in its class.”
Number Fourteen: It’s One of Britain’s Top Employers
The company has been named one of the top employers in Britain for the past two years! Bentley currently employs approximately 4,000 people all over the world.
Number Thirteen: The Company Has a Charitable History
For the past decade, the company has donated 500,000 pounds to charities. It donates to both local and global charities and causes.
Number Twelve: Its Factory Is Accessible to the Public
It’s true! Interested people can actually take a tour of where Bentleys are made. Their factory located in Crewe, Cheshire, England encompasses all aspects of production. The design, engineering, manufacturing, quality, and marketing all take place there.
Number Eleven: The Factory Houses the U.K.’s Largest Solar Panel Installation
Talk about environmentally conscious! The roof of the factory has a solar panel installation that includes 20,000 panels laid out over 3.45 hectares. The installation generates enough energy to provide power for 1,200 houses for over a year.
Number Ten: Building a Mulsanne Requires 399 Hours
From start to finish, nearly 400 hours are required to construct Bentley’s iconic Mulsanne. In contrast, 104 hours are required to construct a Continental GT.
Number Nine: Every Single Car Is Thoroughly Inspected Before Being Put on the Market
And we really mean thoroughly. Every vehicle made on Bentley’s premises must pass a thorough checklist of up to 650 points before being put on the market. Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Bentley, coming soon!