Motorbike manufacturer lands £20m Japanese deal

Castle Donington motorcycle company Norton has landed a £20m export deal to Japan.

The deal will support 200 jobs in the UK and see around 1,000 motorbikes sold to Japanese customers over the next five years.

The news comes as part of a series of new deals for British and Japanese companies, worth over £200m, announced during during a visit by the Japanese Prime Minister.

Kay Johnson, head of global sles and marketing at Norton motorcycles said:
“Norton have an agreement with our distributor, PCI Limited in Japan which will run over a five-year term to manufacture over 1,000 bikes and will achieve an estimated value of £5m.

“We very much look forward to growing our workforce to support the demand for motorbikes in this territory and, in doing so, continue to build a strong trading business with Japan.”