The Duke of Cambridge will visit Triumph Motorcycles and MIRA Technology Park on Tuesday 20th February, for a day that celebrates world-class British vehicular manufacture, research and development.
At Triumph Motorcycles, The Duke will tour the factory and walk the assembly line, meeting technicians and apprentices working on-site. His Royal Highness will then officially open the Triumph Motorcycles Factory Visitor Experience, which showcases a collection of Triumph’s historic and modern achievements in motorcycle design, engineering, and racing. First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 115 years of motorcycle manufacturing in 2017, and builds around 67,000 iconic bikes per year, which are sold in 57 countries across the world.
The Duke will then visit MIRA Technology Park to see how HORIBA MIRA provides pioneering engineering, research and test services to the transport industry. His Royal Highness will view a selection of vehicles and equipment that have been developed at the Technology Park, which provides expansive Research and Development services utilising 38 separate facilities. The Duke will experience new technology that has been developed on the site, including driverless vehicles, as well as the high speed and wet weather handling test tracks. Finally, The Duke will attend a reception to meet apprentices and PhD students at various stages of their journey within the company. Since its launch in 2013, the MIRA Academy has been providing fundamental support to young people and apprentices. Currently, HORIBA MIRA employs 18 Apprentices through its MIRA academy programme, which offers salaried employment for each Apprentice from day one, with a structured programme of both academic and on-the-job training.