based Norton Motorcycle Co Ltd, acquired by India’s TVS Motor Company in early
2020 has announced that the company is moving to a new headquarters. The
state-of-the-art production site located in Solihull, West Midlands, will open
following a multi-million pound investment by Norton’s Indian parent company,
TVS Motor Company. It will be the most advanced manufacturing facility in the
122-year-old motorcycle brand’s history.
TVS Motor Company had announced the successful acquisition of the iconic
British motorcycle brand, Norton. TVS entered an all-cash deal of GBP 16
million, to acquire certain assets of Norton Motorcycles.
The new manufacturing facility will make use
of modern-day, quality-assured production processes. Skilled technicians will
deploy bespoke bike building techniques and state-of-the-art new manufacturing
equipment to ensure all bikes are built with great precision and quality, a
hallmark of both Norton and TVS Motor Company.
will resume production of the Commando Classic model at the Solihull site,
building a limited quality to honour customers that had ordered and paid for a
deposit on these bikes. Production of the V4SS will commence soon and the full
opening of the facility is expected in Q1 2021.
Venu, Joint Managing Director of TVS Motors, said: “The opening of the new
headquarters represents a significant step forward for Norton Motorcycles. The
opening of this state-of-the-art facility will create the foundations for a
sustainable long-term future of Norton. The new bikes will meet the world class
standards our customers expect.
has been a tough year for the world but
we are excited to be moving into our new home and we are delighted this has
been created by the Norton and TVS teams in just 9 months. This new facility
underpinned by strong quality processes will produce bikes truly worthy of the
illustrious Norton brand and take it into the future. We are setting out to create
a future for the company, our employees, our customers and our partners that
lives up to the highest expectations and enable Norton to once again become the
real force its history deserves.”
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