Caterham History

History of Caterham

Caterham
Country Name   :   UK
Site Url   :   http://www.caterham.co.uk/

Caterham Description :

Caterham Cars Limited is a United Kingdom based car maker, which specializes in making light weight cars. Their manufacturing unit is based in Caterham, which is located in the county of Surrey in the UK. They have quite a few models in their esteemed fleet and this company is continuously striving to make better cars which would be lapped up by the buyers across the car markets, where ever these vehicles are being sold. The most recent model developed by this company is the Caterham 7, which is also termed as Seven in some markets. This model is said to be an evolution and an advanced model of the Lotus Seven 3 Series, which was designed by Mr. Colin Chapman. This revolutionary vehicle was first launched in year, 1973 and it had done impressive revenue generation for the company back then. The Caterham cars are renowned in the market for being light weight, which is said to be a virtue of these cars. These cars are either made out of carbon fibre based material, which makes it rather sturdy or can be made of GRP (glass reinforced plastic). All the cars made by this company have a rear wheel drive, while its engine is mounted in the front. The cars made by this company are all two seater's and have been fitted with a power packed engine, which can generate an incredible power output in combination with a pounding torque output. These engines are skilfully mated with a proficient manual gear box, which ensures smooth and efficient gear shifts at all times. The cars made by this company are all sold in CKD (completely knocked down) kits, which makes it easier for the engineers to assemble them in any part of the world. This company has manufactured close to seven cars in all, which has been in the market since the last fifty five years. The Caterham Cars Limited company has completed fifty years in the global automobile market in year, 2007 and is expected to continue with their legacy for many more years to come. Regarding the ownership of this car making company, Mr. Ansar Ali was the chief executive office of this automobile company from year 2006 till last year. In the meantime, in year 2011 this company was completely bought over by Mr. Tony Fernandes, who is the owner of the highly acclaimed Lotus Team. After Mr. Ansar Ali left the position, it was taken over by the former chief financial officer of the same company, Mr. Graham Mc Donald, who is presently holding the office as the chief executive officer of Caterham Cars Limited .

Caterham History :

One of the most impressive sports car maker, Caterham Cars Limited makes two seater light weight cars for racing purposes across the world. This company was founded way back in year 1957. the fist light weight sports car from this company was the Lotus Seven Series 1, which was launched in the same year of its establishing. This car was designed by the great Mr. Colin Chapman and was immediately a runaway hit with the car aficionados across the world. The company then continued with its golden period and went on to make their Series 2, which was in year 1960, then the Series 3 made in year 1968 and lastly the Series 4, which was launched in year 1970. With all these cars being made the company also moved quite a few places in the country. To begin with, the Caterham Cars Limited was first established in the town of Caterham, which is situated in the county of Surrey in the United Kingdom. The company had their head office along with a manufacturing facility and also a huge showroom, which was having their fantastic range of cars on display. Then this company moved on to a new place, where its factory as well as the administration department was shifted in year, 1987. This new place was in the town of Dartford, which is located in the county of Kent in the United Kingdom. But at the same time, this company also maintained a full fledged showroom as well as a service center in Caterham, which is closer to the railway station. Presently, the company has a dealership just outside the Leicester County, where there is a massive showroom. Apart from this, the company also has a temporary facilities, which are located near the town of Crawley as the showroom was closed as it was sold. In year, 2012 some functions of this company were setup in a brand new unit, which is located near the town of Leafield. This latest production and assembly unit is now expected to bring in the latest models of the Caterhan Cars, which will be sent to the global car markets.

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