Inside the TD Tom Davies factory

Frames Manufacturing
TD Tom Davies has opened the doors to its factory to help its customers go beyond the brand and explore its inner workings. Simon Jones reports

Moving the TD Tom Davies factory back to the UK just over a year ago was a long-term goal for company founder, Tom Davies. It was not an easy process, but he says the last 12 months have been remarkably bump-free.

The move made perfect sense on several levels – greater control over production, capacity for expansion and being able to lay claim to a ‘made in England’ product. Greater interaction with optician customers may not have been a primary reason for a move, but the number of opticians around the world who requested tours of the new factory got the company’s marketing team thinking.

‘A day with Tom’ is the result and is very much as it sounds. TD Tom Davies customers can see the company’s production facilities, spend time working with Davies to sketch and design frames and then attend workshops on best practise and learning the minutiae of the brand’s systems. Fun is also on the agenda, with compulsory Sega Rally arcade competitions and post-event drinks on the factory’s rooftop oasis.

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