Siemens and Brompton on UK manufacturing at Make it in GB

Posted on 5 Jul 2012

At today's the Make it in Great Britain event, a panel of industry leaders and experts discussed the future of the UK economy and the role of manufacturing.

Will Butler-Adams and Juergen Maier joined Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Manchester, and other industry leaders on a panel to discuss the role that manufacturing has to play in assisting the UK economy to remain competitive internationally.

Juergen Maier, managing director of Siemens Industry UK, said: “Brompton Bicycle is an example of a growing and successful UK manufacturer. We are proud that [the bicycles] are made in Great Britain.”

“As the volumes are increasing we are delighted to be engaging on how our automation technology will improve the manufacturing productivity –  this event is about highlighting the need to invest in our industrial infrastructure and ensuring that all UK manufacturers can realise their full potential by bringing industry together to focus on the key priorities for growth,” he added.

Will Butler Adams, managing director of Brompton Bicycle Ltd, commented: “As a growing UK manufacturer we we’re delighted to be supporting this event with Siemens and Sir Richard Leese and helping to bring the sector to the fore here in Britain. Our business is growing at some speed and we are looking to partner with Siemens to help us to expand and evolve as a business in order that we can continue to meet international demand.”

Brompton Bicycle is helping to provide Mancunians with new cycle scheme that will see the bikes available for hire from Piccadilly Station in the centre of the city. Brompton and Siemens joined forces to design and manufacture the docking stations, while Brompton will provide the bicycles.