Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive
“We are delighted to welcome McLaren Automotive to the Walpole fold. It is an incredibly exciting luxury brand with a parentage renowned for continuous innovation and has translated that outstanding pedigree into a stable of truly astonishing supercars. It has done much to add to and reinforce the reputation Britain has around the world for producing outstanding, innovative and truly desirable luxury.
“Walpole members represent the best of the best in the luxury sector and McLaren Automotive joins an array of brands who enhance the reputation of Global Britain, contributing significantly to the UK’s export sales. We are looking forward to working with the team as McLaren Automotive continues its journey, collaborating and partnering with other luxury brands.”
Helen Brocklebank, Chief Executive Officer, Walpole
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About McLaren Automotive:
McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance supercars.
Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.
Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.
The company’s product portfolio of GT, Supercar, Motorsport and Ultimate models are retailed through over 85 retailers in 40 markets around the world.
McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1.
Then in 1993 it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.
2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider as well as the new GT, the track-only Senna GTR and unveiled the 620R and the McLaren Elva.
In 2020, McLaren launched the 765LT. In addition, it unveiled the all-new lightweight architecture innovated and manufactured at the £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre opened in the Sheffield region in the North of England that will underpin the next decade of McLaren’s electrified future.
To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise, technology and solutions. These include AkzoNobel, Ashurst, Dell Technologies, Gulf, Pirelli, Richard Mille and Tumi.
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury automotive and technology and comprises three businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied.
Walpole represents more than 270 companies including Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Claridge’s, Glenfiddich, Harrods, NET-A-PORTER, Wedgwood and numerous small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which currently make up 60% of the sector, such as, Chapel Down, Ettinger, Floris and Savoir Beds.
Walpole promotes, protects and develops the unique qualities of UK luxury: the long tradition, rich heritage, superior craftsmanship, innovation, design, style, and impeccable service at the heart of the industry – currently worth over £48 billion to the UK economy, a leading creator of jobs and major contributor to the British economy.
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