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Triumph's overseas organisation.
« on: December 11, 2018, 10:32:26 AM »
A very interesting and informative read from one of THE best motorcycling journalists around (IMHO).

The story is fascinating and the details are mindblowing but what really intrigued and impressed me was a small detail in one of the phot's where there is a display of the pictorial history of Triumph in the backgorund!   The link to the past in a company which is so admirably forward looking I find quite remarkable.

https://riders.drivemag.com/features/triumph-motorcycles-thailand-factory-visit

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Re: Triumph's overseas organisation.
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 12:12:54 PM »
cheers Adie. a very interesting read indeed.
would be brilliant to be able to do a Thai  factory visit one day.
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Re: Triumph's overseas organisation.
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 05:28:58 PM »
Good find!

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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2018, 11:46:19 PM »
Yes, well done Adie, enjoyable read.

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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2018, 12:03:16 AM »
+1, really good article, thanks Adie.
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Re: Triumph's overseas organisation.
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2018, 06:06:52 PM »
Thanks, that was great.

It's interesting the frustration they have felt where people say 'thats not made in the UK' and so on. I've always felt that way myself. Few people seem to moan that an iPhone is made in China - it is still able to attract the kind of end users who will pay a premium for the design and user experience etc. And for so long so many bike and car manufacturers have been using brake, suspension or electrical components made other manufacturers.

What I find interesting is that in spite of this attention to detail Triumph have had some notable gremlins in the past RE stators, rectifiers, cam chains, top end lubrication and so on. I guess it shows how hard it is to get it all right, all of the time.

It's also great that they have expanded the business whilst preserving jobs here in the UK, but at the same time it's sad that the workforce and production facilities couldn't have grown here instead. I don't blame them, I'd have done exactly the same if it had been my responsibility too.

Finally, cheaper spare parts and accessories would be nice gievn the scale of what they're doing. Anyone who has bought stuff directly from China for example quickly starts to understand just how cheaply certain things can be made. Again, I understand why Triumph do it, but the price of some of the accessories offered makes my eyes water a bit. I guess that's why sometimes they have a promotion to throw in X hundred quids worth exhaust or other bits and bobs.

 


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