Our article before the weekend has presented a model car from the Formula 1 department of McLaren, whose prototype thus far can not build on the success that used to regularly crowned with World Championship titles the team from Woking. Better it runs at McLaren Automotive, the division that brings the production sports car on the road. After only five years of vehicle production, which started with a McLaren 12C, the automaker closes the third consecutive year with a positive operating result. In 2015, McLaren turned to an in-house sales record: 1,654 vehicles! And for the year 2016, the company expects to double that number. What else is there remarkable? The investment in research and development is growing at nearly 30 percent of sales. The number of employees grows to 16 percent.
Sales on McLaren grow
Let's look at the numbers more closely: The operating result rose to 23.5 million pounds - the third profitable year of the company - with sales of 450.6 million pounds. Within the next two years, sales should have increased by 50 percent and doubled by the end of 2022nd A record amount of 123.9 million pounds was invested last year in the research and development area; five new models of the three-tiered family of products - Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series were introduced in, 2015. At the Geneva Motor Show in March 2015, the rebirth of the legendary name Longtail was celebrated from the motorsport history of McLaren with the presentation of the limited McLaren 675LT Coupé the Super Series.
Longtail is Langheck: Especially on high-speed lines, such as the Circuit des 24 Heures south of Le Mans brings these design advantages. For new McLaren 675LT then also a model car, manufactured by the small series label True Scale Miniatures and 1:18 appeared to match the model already March 2016 held. We have the car - model as model - presented in detail achievable by following this link items. A new release in 2015 was the McLaren P1 GTR; designed for customer sport on the track. In order to meet the current and future demand, grew in 2015 both the dealer network and the number of employees. The worldwide McLaren dealer network now includes more than 80 dealers in 30 markets. In 2015 opened twelve new bases, including Seoul and Houston.
New jobs, second layer
The number of employees at McLaren Automotive held with the sales developments: the end of 2015 1.492 people were employed, which represents a growth of 16 percent compared to the 1,283 employees in the previous year. Substantially the workforce increased in the first months of 2016. on 1,750 people; due to the introduction of a second layer in the McLaren Production Centre and a further 250 new jobs in the fields of production, logistics and quality management. The second layer was launched in February 2016 to increase the new posts the number of employees in the Production Center by about 40 percent and ensure that the production figures may rise by up from 10 cars per day to up to 20 bar. Not bad, love McLaren fans, the numbers, right? We are happy anyway on new models such as new model car.
Have fun with the impressions contained in the video above that McLaren has collected in his review for Goodwood Festival of Speed ??2016th And of course: A good start to the week!