“Accept nothing nearly right or good enough.” – Sir Henry Royce
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars today commemorates 80 years since the death of one of the company’s founders, Sir Frederick Henry Royce.
Sir Henry died in his 70th year at his house, ‘Elmstead’ in West Wittering, West Sussex on 22 April 1933. The house is less than 10 miles from the new Home of Rolls‑Royce at Goodwood. Rolls-Royce celebrates Sir Henry, not only for his innovative thinking and acceptance of nothing less than the best, but also for his attention to precise detail and quality. Today his values and ethos continue to be practised every day at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, where quality is central at each stage of production and perfection is always striven for.
Speaking from a special memorial service held outside ‘Elmstead’, Andrew Ball, Rolls-Royce Corporate Communications Manager, said, “Sir Henry was a modest genius who referred to himself simply as a ‘mechanic’. He had a simple engineering philosophy – the pursuit of excellence – and one that the whole team at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars strives for every day. Today we commemorate the death of Sir Henry but also celebrate an extraordinary life and a lasting legacy.”
News Source: Rolls-Royce