From Nottingham to Toulouse: The French aeronautics hub
Making dreams come true by creating the most beautiful motorcycles in the world
The torch has been passed on from George Brough’s original headquarters based in Nottingham, England to the team of craftsmen who operate this luxury motorcycle brand’s workshops, now located in Toulouse, France. Each of the passionate and dedicated team members is carefully hand-picked to ensure that Brough Superior’s spirit thrives and evolves. As the heirs of a prestigious past steeped in engineering excellence, superior craftsmanship continues to govern every step of production, from brainstorming designs to the bespoke customization process and the final handcrafted production stages. This team of the best engineers and artisans in their fields was assembled in order to propel this iconic company into the present decade while upholding George Brough’s legacy.
A highly exigent recruiting process
From the moment Brough Superior was reborn on French soil, the brand strove to preserve the intrinsic characteristics that brought the brand its legendary status. Its relaunch anchored Brough’s time-tested core philosophy and was fortified by state-of-the-art materials and design concepts. Relocating the brand to the French region of Toulouse was a vital and strategic step in this renaissance. From the CEO’s office to the warehouses and workshops, each stage of the design and manufacturing process is subject to the utmost care and attention. Just imagine the level of skill required to handpick the members of the teams that are working to build your future Brough!
"We share in your passion for true gems of engineering, we are here to listen to you and we would like you to get to know our incredible team!"
Thierry Henriette: A motorcycle devotee and lover of beautiful machines
Making a living from his passion: A life-long goal
Thierry Henriette’s father put him on a motorcycle saddle for the very first time at the early age of 14. One night when he was out for a ride, he felt the true feeling of exhilaration and freedom that only a motorcycle can give you. From that moment on, his passion for this strange machine has endured – a machine that cannot even stand on its own yet has the capacity to throttle you at unimaginable speeds towards unknown adventures. This passion has turned into a profession and a livelihood. Thierry started his professional career as an apprentice at a BMW dealership then became an agent for a Japanese motor brand. In collaboration with his father Robert and brother Philippe, Thierry set up his first business before becoming a dealer for various Japanese and European brands.
Boxer Design: A design and engineering firm
After several long years of experience in the field, Albert Castaigne and Thierry created Boxer Design. For fifteen years, this design and engineering firm allowed them to gain indispensable experience and expert knowledge as they worked in collaboration with some of the largest motorcycle manufacturers. Then, one day, Thierry’s unthinkable goal came to fruition: becoming the manufacturer of one of the most beautiful motorcycles in the world with an engine that he had designed at the heart of the blueprint.
Brough Superior’s French Renaissance
Brough Superior’s takeover and ensuing renaissance allowed Thierry and his team to create a collection of unique and technically efficient dream inducing motorcycles. The new Brough Superior motorcycles are a beautiful tribute to this prestigious brand that has such a rich history. This extraordinary adventure, which would have delighted any entrepreneur, has rebounded in a completely unexpected manner, allowing Brough to remain in the ranks with the most beautiful motorcycles in the world.
It takes a solid team to create some of the most beautiful motorcycles in the world
Management, administration and sales
The Brough spirit is perpetuated thanks to the brand’s administrative team. These are also the team members that will guide you through the collaborative process of tailoring and customizing the bespoke motorcycle of your dreams. Attentive and caring, they are the pillars of our customer relations department. At Brough Superior, listening is our customer service’s guiding principle.
“We will stay by your side for as long as you need us - before, during and after you purchase your motorcycle.”
Designers and Engineers
The engineers provide designers with ideas and blueprints that contain the structural elements necessary for a successful design. These ideas germinate in the designer’s mind and blossom in their hands before flowering into breathtaking 3D sketches and drawings. With the ambition of creating the most beautiful motorcycles in the world, the engineers translate these blueprints into physical designs. This collaborative process results in the birth of extraordinary machines, perfectly tailored and ergonomically fit to each owner. Collectively, the designers and engineers work in symbiosis to bring motorcycles of unparalleled beauty and advanced technology to life.
Boilermaker, welder and polisher
Every step counts
To go from dream to reality, several steps are necessary after diagrams and drawings are made. After the design is fully cemented, the manufacturing process can begin. At Brough, everything is handmade, which is why our boilermakers, welders and polishers are absolutely essential. It is in their capable hands that the precious, innovative parts are prepped for implementation. Our boilermaker traces, cuts, folds and assembles various components before putting them in the welder’s hands.
Creating the means to build the most beautiful motorcycles in the world
The welder assembles these parts after meticulously degreasing and cleaning them. Once this step is completed, he entrusts these welded parts to the polisher. Our polisher is a master of perfection, carefully passing each visible and non-visible part of the motorcycle though rigorous quality control checks.
Bodywork and painter
Once the different parts of the motorcycle have been prepared, the adventure continues: the frame must be built. This is where our body workman comes in. He is the artist in charge of painting the final touches on your Brough, bringing the colors of your dream motorcycle to life. Under his hands, your Brough Superior, customized from fender to fender, becomes a true masterpiece – in your eyes, it’s the most beautiful motorcycle in the world.
Motorcycle assembler, mechanic and motorist
These are the magicians of assembly and technology. From the design to the production process, Brough Superior’s expert knowledge is present at each step. We accept nothing less than the finest artisans in the industry with the highest level of training. This is where the heart, passion and power of a Brough are embedded in your bespoke dream motorcycle. Every part of your Brough Superior proudly bears the signature of the craftsman who designed it.
Production manager, warehouse manager and quality control agent
Production and warehouse managers are involved in every step, in order to control and ensure the quality of every dream motorcycle we build. The materials used at Brough Superior meet the highest technological and aesthetic standards, ensuring a state-of-the-art final product. Only the best production and warehouse managers can ensure this level of attention.
"Respecting the materials and their quality means respecting the final product as well as the Brough Superior customer. Our entire team is founded on our talent, our love for the brand and our commitment to providing outstanding service that will satisfy your every need."