Under the leadership of Michael Heelas and the expansionist new owners, Lonrho, the Company is able to realise a major strategy of establishing a centralised parts warehouse, administration offices with good communications which had been planned for some time. A £7.5 million headquarters complex in the new city of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire is completed in September this year. With an additional £2 million invested in 1980 to enlarge the parts warehouse, and a further £1.6 million extension completed in 1984, the complex includes an eight and a half acre warehouse, a training school, a computer complex and administration offices to house the headquarters' staff of 650. From the Blakelands site the company controls sourcing, marketing and distribution of all vehicles and parts for the Volkswagen Group brands.
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom