Norton Motorcycles pushing on with expanded workforce

Norton Motorcycles is going on a hiring spree as new owners TVS Motors look to expand its workforce 

John McGuinness - Norton

It’s been just over a month since Norton Motorcycles was saved from collapse in a multi-million pound takeover by Indian firm TVS Motors but it seems things are now beginning to move quickly in a positive direction.

The last few months have been a rollercoaster ride for anyone associated with Norton after it became mired in crippling financial issues, sliding into administration in February amid claims of unpaid tax bills and discrepancies over misuse of pension funds. 

As the weeks progressed it became increasingly clear the mire Norton’s former owner Stuart Garner and associated partners had seemingly driven the manufacturer into with a number of investigations now pending.

However, Norton’s future is looking a lot brighter courtesy of TVS Motors, which has not only swept in to take on the beleaguered firm but appears to have bold plans to invest and expand in its current UK-based business model of producing high-end motorcycles.

As a result, if you head to the Norton Motorcycles website right now you’ll see the Careers section is now brimming with opportunities for engineers and managers to come on board to kickstart production again and get back to some form of normality.

Any company hiring at this particularly difficult time is welcome to see, not least because Norton previously operated on a relatively skeleton operation of 55 staff members under Garner. 

As for what Norton’s future holds, the first priority is to fulfil the standing orders of those who placed deposits on models. From here, TVS has suggested it will shift its head office to a new location and invest in the Donington Park production facility to meet demand.

While it remains to be seen what happens to Garner and his cohorts as various inquiries take place behind the scenes, it’s reassuring to see Norton’s as a brand itself is making progress at least.