New Factory visit
Today a small number of club members were allowed to visit Caterham's brand new Factory in Dartford.
This is just down the road from the old factory, in a new-build area called Dartford X. They have only just signed the lease, so it will take a while to fit it out. The Gatwick site will still be used until the end of the year.
The new CEO and a few other senior staff were on hand to talk through the plans. One interesting point is that there will be no showroom or servicing department at this new site. When Gatwick is closed there will no longer be a Factory service option. Instead, Caterham are appointing a new dealer for Southern England that will handle new car sales and servicing. Dartford will only have a small customer-facing role, mainly for events and new car hand-overs. They will also deal with Parts.
That's all for the future. Today there was a small collection of cars on display.