In keeping with its ambition to expand and lead the global mid-size motorcycle segment (250-750cc), Royal Enfield has been investing extensively towards increasing capacities, infrastructure and product, and as well as people capabilities. The new technology centre in UK was set-up with a view to bring a more global approach towards product and technology. Also, the fact that UK is the birthplace of the brand, made it an obvious choice.
The UKTC (UK Technology Centre) acts as the innovative hub and global headquarters for product strategy, product development, industrial design, research, programme management and analysis for Royal Enfield. The facility boasts of state-of-the-art equipments and modern workshop facilities that enable its experienced engineers to develop authentically styled and accessible motorcycles and future concepts.
UKTC has a contemporary and futuristic industrial aesthetic spread across approximately 3,000m2 and over two levels. The vast office floor provides a modern workspace for employees, with an impressive Industrial Design Studio, Engine, Electrics, Chassis Build, Spray-shop, Model-shop, Metal work and Part store on the other floor. The spacious Industrial Design Studio has variable-height modelling platforms and a suite of workshop facilities to bring the majority of model preparation in-house. The 470 m2 Engine Test building, houses the latest dynamometers and emissions equipment for testing.
Since establishing a UK presence in January 2015, the UKTC is now houses a 120+ employee base, working on multiple projects, that includes development of future products and platforms. The highly anticipated, first modern Royal Enfield 650 twin and the new range of motorcycles has been developed between the teams at UKTC and Chennai, India.