Established in 1984 by John Bloor, Triumph Motorcycles Ltd is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer. Initially set up as Bonneville Coventry Ltd, Triumph came long way and survived in an era when the Japanese bikes were at the pinnacle.
Triumph Engineering entered into receivership in 1983, it was the time when John Bloor spent a big amount to get the name and manufacturing rights from the Official Receiver. The tough competition from Japanese made Bloor to think against re-launching the brand immediately, instead he waited for 5 years and started the production at the rate of 14 bikes per week. John took the task seriously and hired former designers to start the work from scratch on the motorcycle. 1985 marked the purchase of firs set of equipments, which enabled the company to begin their work and in 1987, they have successfully completed first engine. In the following year Triumph got a new factory at Leicestershire for the future plans.
In 2006, Triumph started a sub-assembly manufacturing facility at Thailand which now has a production capacity of 130,000 motorcycles.