Norton’s most advanced manufacturing facility in its 122-year history will henceforth be based in Solihull, Westland, the UK
Norton Motorcycles today announced they are moving to a new headquarters in Solihull, Westland. This state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is said to be the most advanced facility for the brand in its 122-year history, involving a heavy investment from its Indian parent company — TVS Motors. Further, it will not only be a central hub for all the brand’s operations but will also serve as a permanent base for all the employees.
Sudarshan Venu, Joint MD, 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. He added, “2020 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 nine 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 live up to the highest expectations and enable Norton to once again become the real force its history deserves.”
The first point of business at Norton’s new headquarters will be the resuming production of Norton’s Commando Classic model, for the customers who already paid the advances for these bikes. Additionally, the production of the V4SS is also on the cards, though further details will only be divulged once the facility goes into regular operations, most probably in the first quarter of 2021.