Following Norton’s purchase earlier this year of Donington Hall and Hastings House, the Norton Motorcycle factory has now fully moved from it’s old Donington park race circuit premises to the 45,000 sq ft Hastings House facility. With increased space and an open floor plan, Norton have been able to improve the dynamic of many of it’s operations including parts flow through the building, supply chain management, quality control, sub assembly, engine build and PDI which have all had substantial benefits with the new premises and floor layout. First bikes from the new facility have already rolled off production this week. The new facility allows for much capacity increase and enables Norton to build a strong future with it’s range of hand built British bikes.
As part of ongoing service training and dealer feedback our German dealer network visited the factory this week. Tommy Wagner Head of Norton Germany brought the German dealer network together for the week long factory trip. It’s been a great way for dealers and the factory to build a strong relationship which focused on ensuring Norton give the very best service to our owners/riders.. Dealers have worked alongside factory technicians to see bikes being hand built, covering all technical issues to ensure our dealer network are fully trained in the 961 Commando platform. Equally the factory have been listening to the dealers to ensure Norton keeps in touch with our owners/riders and can fully support the distribution network effectively. The Norton Factory requests all of our distributors, dealers and partners from around the world to visit the factory to fully engage with all aspects of the 961 platform so they are able to give best service levels to all of our owners/riders around the world.
Following the successful launch at the British Embassy in Tokyo earlier this year Norton can announce today the first 961 Commando shipment to Japan. After an absence of some 30 years Norton are back in Japan partnering PCI Limited with a multi year exclusive distribution agreement.
With many dealers already in place and a strong distribution partner, Norton are set to establish a strong presence in this exciting market.
Norton International Sales manager, Joe Adams, said “ we’ve had a great team effort to get the bikes through homologation and nicely into the territory, working closely with our distributor PCI to secure a solid long term future for Norton in Japan. Special thanks must go to Mr Aihara the CEO of PCI for working tirelessly with us and overlooking the whole process from Tokyo.”
The Norton factory have also been working flat out to open another key territory, the US. Watch this space…
Exciting times ahead for the resurgent British brand and our hand built range of bikes.
We are delighted to announce that Norton Motorcycles are heading down under. We are working closely with a Fraser Motorcycles Group Company to homologate and distribute our Norton 961 Commando range throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Following the successful shipment of the first Canadian bikes last week along with Japan and North America’s first bikes being shipped imminently, we continue to open new markets. Australia and New Zealand are an exciting addition to our Distribution network and offer an excellent prospect as we’ve received enormous levels of interest.
Over the coming months our Design and Engineering department will ensure the 961 Commando range is fully homologated within the Australia Design Rules, whilst our partners at Fraser Motorcycles Group will develop a Dealer network. As soon as we are able, we will give guidance on expected first delivery dates.
All enquiries can be directed to Fraser Motorcycle Group whose contact details are below, or can be found in our Dealer section. http://www.nortonmotorcycles.com/dealers
Fraser Motorcycles Group
153-165 Parramatta Road,