The new global headquarters of Norton Motorcycles has all the latest production and testing equipment
TVS-owned Norton Motorcycles has opened its new global headquarters at Solihull in the UK. Norton says the all-new facility houses both its global research and development (R&D) hub and manufacturing unit.
This new headquarters has been created within 18 months of TVS Motor Company acquiring the British marque. It is also supported by West Midlands Growth partnership and the UK Government.
The new 73,000 sq ft facility has the equipment and capacity to manufacture up to 8000 motorcycles per annum, the British firm says.
It also has a new quality-testing laboratory replete with inspection rooms and testing areas, including a rolling road; a customer reception, showroom, service workshop and office.
The showroom features Norton bikes under spotlight, surrounded by the brand’s heritage bikes and prints of racing icons on the walls.
There are viewing windows throughout the facility to allow visitors to look at the work being carried out at both the production facility and service area. Secrecy is observed only when it comes to the R&D centre.
The new Norton Motorcycles global headquarters, an official statement says, will create over a 100 new high-skilled jobs and has been engineered to be “highly sustainable and to minimise waste.”
Further, Norton can store up to 20,000 motorcycles (stacked side by side and wheel to wheel) at the facility that will roll-out every new product of the brand for the foreseeable future.