Spyker sportscar now assembled in UK

Spyker sportscar now assembled in UK

Spyker has switched assembly of its Aileron supercar from Zeewolde in Holland to a new plant at CPP (Manufacturing) in Coventry, where the first cars went into production today (9 February).

Spyker production capacity can reach five cars a week in one shift at the new plant, with CPP establishing a new 20,000 sq ft (1,860 sq m) assembly plant close to its headquarters in Coventry.

"This move makes sense on many different levels," said Spyker CEO Victor Muller. "CPP has been producing our body panels for 10 years and we have an extremely close working relationship with the company. 

"More than half our components are sourced from the UK, so moving here will bring us considerable efficiency savings which is vital for a car company of our size."  

A Spyker spokesman told just-auto it was the first time production of any model in terms of full assembly had moved from Holland. The move will create 40 new jobs taking CPP posts to around 150.

CPP produced the first prototype cars for Spyker when Muller resurrected the brand in 2000.