Relocation and expansion in the South of England
Tragically, Graham died in March 2012 which inevitably resulted in a period of uncertainty. Martin took over ownership of the company, and by the end of 2012 the decision had been taken to relocate the factory to the south of England where further expansion would be possible. A new Director was appointed, Jeff Claridge. Jeff brings marketing and management expertise to the company. He also has a passion and understanding of the racing environment – he started riding motocross at the age of 7, progressing through 125GP road racing to 24hr endurance racing.
Meeting demands of wider customer base
The relocation enabled the company to install new, up-to-date production machinery, able to meet the demands of a wider customer base. The design and CAM facilities were expanded, and have been complemented with a CNC coordinate measuring machine to allow rapid inspection and reverse engineering capabilities.
The work force has been further increased and Nova Racing Transmissions Ltd currently employs 14 full-time professionals.
Nova gears in racing successes
The company’s continued investment in plant and personnel ensures Nova has a wide range of classic and modern racing gear kits in regular production. Nova gears are used worldwide in countless national and club series. Many victories and championships titles are reported each year, including the British Superbike and Supersport series for which the company continues to supply a large proportion of competitors with gears. Throughout the company’s history, many IOM TT’s in all classes have been won and in recent years this has included several clean sweeps of the podium in the senior TT. Nova have supplied most of the major manufacturers with prototype race gears and continue to be well represented in the WSBK series where a number of manufacturers use Nova gears.