Rolls-Royce http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25032/all en Rolls-Royce Motors posts record sales for 2012 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/rolls-royce-motors-posts-record-sales-2012 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Rolls-Royce Motor Cars reported record car sales in 2012 as demand for its traditional luxury vehicles held up among wealthy Americans and Chinese, although its growth rate slowed down significantly from the previous two years.</p> <p>Rolls, owned by German carmaker BMW, said on Thursday that car sales rose 1 percent to 3,575 in 2012 from 3,538 cars a year earlier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/rolls-royce-motors-posts-record-sales-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Private transport Rolls-Royce Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732560 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Growth at Rolls-Royce Motors slows on China 'hesitation' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-growth-at-rolls-royce-motors-slows-china-hesitation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Rolls-Royce Motor Cars posted slower annual sales growth in 2012 as demand from wealthy Chinese customers eased, meaning the United States regained its position as the luxury carmaker's biggest market.</p> <p>Rolls, owned by German carmaker BMW, on Thursday said car sales rose 1 percent to a record 3,575 in 2012 from 3,538 cars a year earlier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-1-growth-at-rolls-royce-motors-slows-china-hesitation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:00:42 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732797 at http://www.globalpost.com Cracks in oil feed pipe blamed for Qantas engine blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/cracks-oil-feed-pipe-blamed-qantas-engine-blast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Cracks in an oil feed pipe caused an engine to explode on a Qantas A380 over the Indonesian island of Batam in November 2010, Australia's transport safety watchdog said Thursday in its final report on the incident.</p> <p>The airline grounded its entire Airbus A380 fleet after one of the Sydney-bound double-decker superjumbos was forced to make a dramatic return to Singapore with smoke trailing from its Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine and damage to its wing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/cracks-oil-feed-pipe-blamed-qantas-engine-blast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Trent 900 AFP Thu, 27 Jun 2013 04:01:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5868843 at http://www.globalpost.com Australian investigators say manufacturing error in oil pipe caused 2010 Qantas engine blowout http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130626/australian-investigators-say-manufacturing-error-oil-pipe-ca <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SYDNEY - The dramatic disintegration of a Qantas Airbus A380 jet engine during a flight in 2010 was triggered by a poorly built oil pipe that failed to conform to design specifications, Australian investigators said Thursday in their final report into the emergency.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130626/australian-investigators-say-manufacturing-error-oil-pipe-ca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aircraft Aviation Rolls-Royce The Canadian Press Thu, 27 Jun 2013 03:32:28 +0000 The Canadian Press 5868840 at http://www.globalpost.com Australian body faults Rolls-Royce over Qantas engine explosion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130627/australian-body-faults-rolls-royce-over-qantas-engine-explosion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Siva Govindasamy and James Regan</p> <p>SINGAPORE/CANBERRA (Reuters) - Rolls-Royce Plc &lt;RR.L&gt; repeatedly failed to identify a defect that caused one of its engines to explode on a Qantas Airways Ltd &lt;QAN.AX&gt; aircraft carrying more than 400 people over Indonesia three years ago, an Australian safety regulator found.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130627/australian-body-faults-rolls-royce-over-qantas-engine-explosion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Business Labor Law Rolls-Royce Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 27 Jun 2013 06:31:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5868906 at http://www.globalpost.com Rolls-Royce says U.S. lawsuit 'without merit' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130704/rolls-royce-says-us-lawsuit-without-merit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON (Reuters) - British aero engine maker Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc &lt;RR.L&gt; said it was confident a lawsuit brought against it by two former employees would be found to be without merit.</p> <p>Two ex Rolls-Royce employees in the United States are challenging a court order that prevents them from releasing information they say reveals potentially serious defects in its manufacturing processes, according to a report in the Financial Times.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130704/rolls-royce-says-us-lawsuit-without-merit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law Rolls-Royce Thomson Reuters Thu, 04 Jul 2013 17:33:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5875845 at http://www.globalpost.com Rolls-Royce abandons engine project with UTC http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130919/rolls-royce-abandons-engine-project-utc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rolls-Royce, the British maker of aircraft engines, said Thursday that it had agreed with US group United Technologies Corp to abandon their joint project to power mid-size planes, citing regulatory issues.</p> <p>Rolls said however that it remained "fully committed" to the sector.</p> <p>"In October 2011, Rolls-Royce and United Technologies Corp. (UTC) announced their intention to form a new joint venture to develop an engine to power future mid-size aircraft (120-230 passenger aircraft)," Rolls said in a short statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130919/rolls-royce-abandons-engine-project-utc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce plc Transport AFP Thu, 19 Sep 2013 17:04:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5938937 at http://www.globalpost.com Rolls-Royce SUV will not compromise brand http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131008/rolls-royce-suv-will-not-compromise-brand <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Luxury car maker Rolls-Royce will not compromise its exclusive image if it builds a sports utility vehicle (SUV), its chief executive said Tuesday.</p> <p>Speaking to journalists in Singapore, Torsten Müller-Ötvös said the firm known for its stately sedans is now in the early stages of designing its first SUV for the super rich. </p> <p>"I have tasked our designers to come up with some ideas on paper how they would imagine our car, the Rolls-Royce, would look like in this segment," he said. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131008/rolls-royce-suv-will-not-compromise-brand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Private transport Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Transport AFP Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:18:32 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5954774 at http://www.globalpost.com Rolls-Royce sees Asia's desire for luxury driving growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131008/rolls-royce-sees-asias-desire-luxury-driving-growth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By John O'Callaghan</p> <p>SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Phantoms, Ghosts and now Wraiths are stalking the streets of Asia and Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, the chief executive of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, could not be more pleased.</p> <p>The top-end car maker, a unit of Germany's BMW AG &lt;BMWG.DE&gt;, still sees untapped potential in China - its No. 2 market after the United States - but hot spots in Asia include Japan, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, Mueller-Oetvoes said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131008/rolls-royce-sees-asias-desire-luxury-driving-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BMW Rolls-Royce Transport Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:29:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5954831 at http://www.globalpost.com Gov't OKs Japan-made engine parts export for British Navy ship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131013/govt-oks-japan-made-engine-parts-export-british-navy-s <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Japanese government has allowed the export of Japan-made engine parts adopted by Self-Defense Forces ships to the British Navy, saying it would not go against Japan's long-standing arms embargo as the components have been used by the private sector and are not necessarily treated as weapons, a government source said Sunday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131013/govt-oks-japan-made-engine-parts-export-british-navy-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Japan Self-Defense Forces Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce plc Kyodo News International Mon, 14 Oct 2013 01:46:30 +0000 Kyodo News International 5960005 at http://www.globalpost.com Finnish Waertsilae says Rolls-Royce makes takeover approach http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140109/finnish-waertsilae-says-rolls-royce-makes-takeover-approach <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Finnish ship engine and power plant manufacturer Waertsilae said on Thursday that it had been approached with an outline takeover offer from British engine maker Rolls-Royce.</p> <p>"We confirm the approach by Rolls-Royce with a preliminary proposal for a possible offer for the company," the Finnish group said in a statement.</p> <p>"However, we confirm that there are no longer ongoing discussions with Rolls-Royce."</p> <p>Rolls-Royce also said in a statement that there had been "preliminary discussions" which were "no longer continuing".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140109/finnish-waertsilae-says-rolls-royce-makes-takeover-approach" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Holdings AFP Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:17:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6038770 at http://www.globalpost.com Rolls-Royce Motor confident of another strong year as bling hits the road http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/rolls-royce-motor-confident-another-strong-year-bling-hits-the- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Belinda Goldsmith</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - As Rolls-Royce delivered its fourth straight annual sales record on Thursday, the head of the luxury British car maker had a few predictions for 2014 - less bling, greater demand for customization, and more women buyers.</p> <p>The 110-year-old car maker, bought by Germany's BMW &lt;BMWG.DE&gt; in 1998, sold 3,630 vehicles in 2013, up from 3,575 in 2012, driven largely by demand for personalized vehicles from the super-rich in Asia and the Middle East.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140109/rolls-royce-motor-confident-another-strong-year-bling-hits-the-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Private transport Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Transport Thomson Reuters Thu, 09 Jan 2014 19:32:07 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6039209 at http://www.globalpost.com Finnish Waertsilae announces 1,000 job cuts despite profits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140129/finnish-waertsilae-announces-1000-job-cuts-despite-profits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Finnish ship engine and energy company Waertsilae, recently approached by Rolls-Royce with an initial takeover offer, said on Wednesday it will cut 1,000 jobs to boost competitiveness despite rising profits.</p> <p>Net profit in 2013 grew by 15 percent from the outcome last year to 391 million euros ($534 million).</p> <p>Sales fell by 1.5 percent to 4.654 billion euros, dragged by a slowdown in the power plant construction business, where revenue fell by 18 percent in the fourth quarter and by three percent for the entire year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140129/finnish-waertsilae-announces-1000-job-cuts-despite-profits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rolls-Royce AFP Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:49:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6056167 at http://www.globalpost.com Rolls-Royce to buy Daimler stake of power systems unit with cash, borrowing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140307/daimler-sell-50-percent-stake-rolls-royce-power-systems <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Li-mei Hoang</p> <p>LONDON (Reuters) - British engineering company Rolls-Royce &lt;RR.L&gt; said on Friday it would fund the purchase of German carmaker Daimler's &lt;DAIGn.DE&gt; 50 percent stake of a jointly owned power systems company using cash and some borrowing.</p> <p>Rolls-Royce said it had ample liquidity to take full ownership of the three-year-old joint venture Rolls-Royce Power Systems with Daimler's holding estimated to be worth 1.9 billion pounds ($3.18 billion).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140307/daimler-sell-50-percent-stake-rolls-royce-power-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce plc Tognum Thomson Reuters Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:11:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6089713 at http://www.globalpost.com Chemical spill injures nine at Rolls-Royce plant in Indiana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140329/chemical-spill-injures-nine-at-rolls-royce-plant-indiana <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Nine employees were injured Friday in a release of nitric acid from a 250 gallon tank at a Rolls-Royce aviation engine plant in Indianapolis, authorities said.</p> <p>Eight of the injured people were taken to hospitals and one person was treated at the scene, the Wayne Township Fire Department said on its twitter feed. All were in stable condition, it said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140329/chemical-spill-injures-nine-at-rolls-royce-plant-indiana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Labor Law Rolls-Royce Thomson Reuters Sat, 29 Mar 2014 16:47:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6108478 at http://www.globalpost.com