Logistics considerations are behind Spyker Cars’ decision to move its production from Zeewolde in the Netherlands to Coventry in the UK.
Spyker, which makes high performance supercars, said it is looking to reduce shipping costs and cut delivery times with the move to the new plant, which is closer to around half of its suppliers. Suppliers in England include CPP Manufacturing, which supplies Spyker with many components.
"In these challenging times, a small manufacturer like Spyker has to find ways to reduce costs as well as improve its efficiency,” said Victor Muller, CEO of Spyker Cars. “By relocating vehicle assembly to CPP (Manufacturing), which was Spyker's very first contracting partner at the inception of our company in 2000 and has been one of our most trusted partners ever since, we secure the future of our business. 
“With approximately half of our vehicles’ parts and components sourced in the UK, and virtually all key suppliers being located there, moving closer to our suppliers and engineering partners will result in substantial savings and tangible efficiency improvements,” continued Muller.
The move is expected to be complete by the end of the year.
It will affect roughly 45 out of Spkyer’s 135 employees. The company’s management, engineering, marketing and race team staff will remain in the Netherlands.