Chains and the brains behind automobiles

Kent County Council Chairman David Brazier visited Caterham Cars in Dartford on Tuesday (November 7) alongside Cabinet Member for Economic Development Mark Dance.

They were greeted by Graham Macdonald, the CEO of the company, at their Kennet Road factory.

Mr Brazier and Mr Dance were taken around the factory floor and were able to view many of the different models of the Caterham Seven that the company produces.

Graham Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer of Caterham Cars, David Brazier. Chairman of Kent County Council and Mark Dance, KCC Cabinet Member for Economic Development

Graham Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer of Caterham Cars, David Brazier. Chairman of Kent County Council and Mark Dance, KCC Cabinet Member for Economic Development

With a line-up of Caterham’s six Seven variants that range in power from 80bhp to 310bhp, there was plenty to see at the factory which has been in the town since 1987.

Each car weighs just over 500kg and production of these unique British cars is solely within the UK from start to finish.

Mr Brazier said: “It was a delight to be able to visit Caterham Cars and look around their factory.

“Here we have a British company still producing British cars after all these decades and they are still going strong.

“I had to marvel at the craftsmanship and hard work that goes in to each car and I’m proud that they chose our county to base their work.

“The skill and care that is taken was quite evident from our tour, ensuring each one is just right when the customer receives it.”

Graham Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer of Caterham Cars, David Brazier. Chairman of Kent County Council and Mark Dance, KCC Cabinet Member for Economic Development

Graham Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer of Caterham Cars, David Brazier. Chairman of Kent County Council and Mark Dance, KCC Cabinet Member for Economic Development

Graham Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer of Caterham Cars, David Brazier. Chairman of Kent County Council and Mark Dance, KCC Cabinet Member for Economic Development

Graham Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer of Caterham Cars, David Brazier. Chairman of Kent County Council and Mark Dance, KCC Cabinet Member for Economic Development

Graham Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer of Caterham Cars, David Brazier. Chairman of Kent County Council and Mark Dance, KCC Cabinet Member for Economic Development

Graham Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer of Caterham Cars, David Brazier. Chairman of Kent County Council and Mark Dance, KCC Cabinet Member for Economic Development

Graham Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer of Caterham Cars, David Brazier. Chairman of Kent County Council and Mark Dance, KCC Cabinet Member for Economic Development

Graham Macdonald, Chief Executive Officer of Caterham Cars, David Brazier. Chairman of Kent County Council and Mark Dance, KCC Cabinet Member for Economic Development

Chains and the brains behind automobiles was last modified: November 9th, 2017 by Thom Morris