Caterham relocates to new base

LONDON: Caterham has announced the opening of its new factory.

Still located in Dartford, Kent, the new state-of-the-art building will be home to Caterham’s production, engineering, motorsport and commercial teams.

A multi-million-pound investment from owners VT Holdings – one of Japan’s largest retailer groups – will see Caterham increase its production capacity by 50%, to 750 units annually.

The 54,000 sq ft facility is located in a new nine-acre industrial park development called Dartford X.


It is near to the existing factory, enabling the retention of the skilled workforce who are responsible for hand assembling all cars.

Following a nine-month fit out and transformation, the new building now features the latest paint booths, an engine shop, a parts warehouse and 33 individual bays, where each car builder is responsible for the complete build of a Seven.

The additional floor space and layout will enable the business to operate in a more streamlined and efficient manner.



Caterham enthusiasts can book a factory tour of the new facility. The brand also plans to offer a range of other customer experiences including events and vehicle handovers.

“Moving into our new global headquarters is a significant moment in our brand’s history and will be transformational for the business and the future of the Seven," said Caterham CEO Bob Laishley.

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