SNG Barratt Opens Its Doors!
As the rain finally stopped and the sun began to shine through, an impressive collection of classic and modern Jaguars began arriving at SNG Barratt for an exclusive Open Day to mark their 40th anniversary. The Heritage Building in Bridgnorth is a far cry from the Barratt family home in Hampton Loade where it all began in 1982 and, as SNG Barratt opened their doors for the first time in many years, guests were invited to take a trip down memory and into the future as part of a well-organised tour of the premises.
With access all areas, guests were treated to a private screening of SNG Barratt’s 40th anniversary video featuring interviews from branch managers in France, the Netherlands and the USA, a testimony to the extraordinary growth of a business serving customers in over 100 countries worldwide. Guests then visited Sovy and metal fabrication to witness the craftsmanship that is still an essential part of the manufacturing process before moving onto Design and Development and their state-of-the-art production tools. The tour concluded with product testing and the latest parts in development including fuel injection and e-fuels for classic cars.
The day ended with a Show’n’Shine competition, where an immaculate 1968 E-Type and 2013 XK picked up the honours, and a fine speech from Matthew Say, Managing Director.
As we raise our glasses and toast to the next 40 years, we are left wondering, what will the future look like for the combustion engine and Jaguar…. and will anything come along to replace the classic Jaguar cars that have graced our roads for over 70 years?
Great morning, Great workforce. Thank you all, team SNG BarrattGeoff JohnstonFacebook
Was an absolutely wonderful morning and very enlightening, thank you so much for arranging it.Richard ChappellFacebook
It was a great way to spend the morning! Many thanks to all the team for making it such an interesting and informative event.Nick CliffeFacebook
It was fascinating to see what you’re doing to keep our cars alive, thank you so much for the chance to come along.Rich CraigmileFacebook