All Bromptons are designed and built in our factory in West London, England. Brompton is one of only two major frame manufacturers still based in the UK, and we have been in full production since 1988. The company has come a long way since its initial production facility in a railway arch, and the current site occupies 22,000 ft2 (some 2,000m2); you can read more about our history.
The company remains in private hands and is now led by Will Butler-Adams, though the Brompton;s inventor, Andrew Ritchie, continues to act as Technical Director. Private ownership has played a big part in making Brompton successful as we have always been able to focus solely on the bike, never the demands of corporate shareholders. Today, Bromptons are sold in 42 export markets. In the UK, USA, Canada and Ireland, we sell directly to carefully-selected bicycle retailers; in other territories, we sell to distributors who operate their own dealer networks.