The TVRCC is delighted to announce that TVR has finalised the first stage of its relocation plans and is can confirm to our members that the company will be remaining in Lancashire.
TVR have announced that:
"For the foreseeable future, TVR will operate from a new international headquarters in Lancaster, where the management, sales and marketing teams, as well as research and development, will all be based. There will also be a TVR museum and an archive library at the headquarters, to which press, visitors, customers and enthusiasts will be warmly welcomed.
"Following extensive discussions with the local council, final production of TVR cars will also remain within Lancashire, at a confirmed plant in the Squire's Gate area of Blackpool. It is planned that some sub-assembly manufacturing will eventually be conducted away from the new plant, but that remains the subject of further discussion and is linked to new materials and technologies that will be a feature of future TVR models.
"The new facilities, to which TVR will be moving within the coming months, will help TVR achieve Euro IV type approval and to realise an increased international presence, as well as to further its programme of continuous quality improvements. The relocation will be carefully managed to minimise disruption, and customers' orders will be unaffected.
"'This is the first stage of transition for the company,' said David Oxley, managing director of TVR. 'The Squire's Gate facility will enable us to increase our volumes in-line with Euro IV approval and with the opening up of new international markets for TVR. The Lancaster headquarters will also increase efficiency in our administration, research and development, aftersales and sales and marketing departments.'
"These strategic moves by TVR continue to strengthen its position as one of the very few remaining truly British sports car manufacturers, a claim of which it is extremely proud. The company remains committed to producing exhilarating premium performance cars, something it has done for almost 60 years and a tradition that it's looking forward to continuing well into the future. "Nikolai Smolenski, TVR's owner and chairman added: 'Our eventual plan is a brand new state-of-the-art factory for TVR, but our choice of site for that facility is a decision to be made in the future. We have introduced a relocation strategy that allows TVR to grow into the international company that has always been my vision, and to continue to build on the improved quality using a skilled and committed local workforce.'" With thanks to TVR Engineering Ltd. The TVRCC are delighted by this news and pass on our very best wishes to the management and workforce at TVR for this new venture. Don't forget that the last chance to see around the old factory at Bristol Avenue therefore will be next month at Back Home.