2018... a record breaker for Rolls-Royce..
Even if others in the industry stalled.
The luxury automaker sold more cars than any other year in its 115 year history..
4107 of them, in more than 50 countries...
"Every single car commissioned by our clients worldwide is fully bespoke and I dare to say that there is no other manufacturer in the world who could deliver the same level as what we do."
But this year may not prove as profitable..
If the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal...
and trade barriers are implemented..the BMW-owned firm has warned..
The same day that others in the car industry sounded alarm bells.
Jaguar Land Rover and Ford both say they're axing thousands of jobs in a bid for profitability.
Separately, too, the UK's business secretary was sounding his own alarm - over Brexit.
"I think a no deal would be a disastrous outcome for Britain but also for Europe. Not just for this generation but for others. So it is absolutely the case that we should not contemplate no deal."
That though is looking more likely..
with many predicting the UK Prime Minister's withdrawal bill won't pass parliament next week.
But asked whether Rolls' - which builds almost all its cars in a factory in England...
would move production elsewhere under those circumstance...
CEO Torsten Mueller-Otvoes says no,
the firm is committed to Britain.
And instead building up stock and expanding warehouse capacity in that event.