How a Brompton is made
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How a Brompton is made

An introduction

CEO Will Butler-Adams talks about where the Brompton came from and how our production has developed over the years.

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Design

Our in-house design team work tirelessly to keep improving our bike, constantly tweaking to make sure it uses the best materials and up-to-date technology.

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Brazing

Our highly-skilled brazers use their specialist training to hand braze every frame part to the highest standard. 

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CNC Machine

The hinges of a Brompton have to be made to fit together precisely, we use a CNC machine to produce them.

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Auto-braze

Once the hinges are made they then get finished by the auto-brazer, a machine designed specially for Brompton parts

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Quality Control

The frames are now ready for a quality check, using a computer system to make sure every angle is pin-point precise.

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Paint Plant

Part of the fun with a Brompton is choosing your colour combinations, at the paint plant they make your choices into reality using eco-friendly paint.

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Pre-assembly

Our team at pre-pre-assembly and pre-assembly do all the fiddly bits, like putting together gear shifters and brake levers.

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Assembly Line

At the assembly line, a Brompton goes from thousands of pieces to one beautiful folding bike. No robots here, each station is manned by a trained employee.

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Dispatch

The new Bromptons leave the factory to start their adventure all over the world. They're all made in London but could find their home anywhere across the globe.

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