Brompton Bicycle, the designer and manufacturer of the folding bike, is to open a new distribution and manufacturing hub at SEGRO’s Greenford Park, in Park Royal, West London.
The company has signed a 15 year lease for the 86,000 sq ft unit which will be transformed into a manufacturing and distribution hub
Brompton Bicycle will fit out the unit with advanced technology – including rapid prototyping using 3D printers through to precision CAM machinery – which will be used to create and design the iconic bikes.
Will Butler-Adams OBE, chief executive officer, Brompton Bicycle Ltd, said: “After a lengthy search, we are delighted to be moving into the new factory in Greenford. We are committed to London; Brompton was born from a need of city living, our staff are Londoners and the city continues to inform how the Brompton develops.
“The move represents our ambition, passion and long-term commitment to improving the way that people live in and circumvent our cities, on a global scale. It also represents our desire to continue to innovate, both our product and the production process, to ensure lasting quality and value to our customers.”
Brompton will fit out the unit with advanced technology – including rapid prototyping using 3D printers through to precision CAM machinery – which will be used to create and design the iconic bikes.
The first Brompton was designed in 1975 and now sells in 44 countries around the world and will hit circa 50,000 bike sales this year.