Brompton’s handmade foldable bikes have taken the world by storm, going from cult favourite commuter’s delight to common sight, especially in crowded cities where space is king. Demand for the lightweight last-mile solutions – which saw a boom during the pandemic – is so strong that the British company wheels out almost 100,000 of them a year.
But December 7 marked a monumental occasion for the company: that was the day the millionth Brompton was built, some 47 years after it was incepted in Greenford, London. After all, it’s often said that the first million is the hardest.
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