World-beating dirt bike maker to move to new 13,000 sq ft home at Silverstone

Artists' impressions of KTM's new headquarters at Silverstone.
Artists' impressions of KTM's new headquarters at Silverstone.

The world’s leading manufacturer of off-road motorbikes is set to move its UK headquarters from its current Brackley base to Silverstone.

KTM Sportmotorcycle UK, which has 38 dealerships across the country, is set to move into a new 13,000 sq ft facility at Silverstone Park, owned by property managers MEPC.

The Austrian firm is currently fitting out its new premises which will include offices, brand rooms, a conference suite, workshops, an internal “bike wash” facility and a sales and marketing centre.

However the move is not expected to generate new jobs as all 20 of its employees housed at its current home at Ward Road, Brackley, will move into the new facility.

The relocation is expected to be completed by April.

Matt Walker, KTM Sportmotorcycle UK’s general manager, said: “Everything about what MEPC is doing with Silverstone Park is right for us.

“We are responsible for two quality premium brands that are growing rapidly and we want to present ourselves in a way that reflects our position in the market, which we can’t do in our current location.”

KTM is the latest high-performance motoring firm to move to Silverstone Park, which is also home to the UK operation of Italian bike makers Ducati.

Commercial director for Silverstone Park, Roz Bird, said: “This is fantastic news for Silverstone Park. The KTM name is iconic and truly represents excellence in engineering, technology and performance.”