The origins of Classic Retrofit lie in founder Jonny Hart's garage, where the initial invention, prototyping and production development of our CDI+ units, fuse panels and the first A/C prototypes took place.
The space served us well; all of our research and development and shipping revolved around the wooden garage and side office, with a small building later added to extend this busy space.
Since our original incorporation in April 2015, the business has grown, and as much as we loved our hub (and the views it provided), we are now at a stage where the upgrade to bigger premises was inevitable.
After a detailed search, and coming close on several occasions, we eventually found a wonderful space to take Classic Retrofit to the next level. We are now based in a local leafy industrial estate in Sussex, surrounded by similar small businesses.
Classic Retrofit has also grown from one to three (sometimes four) team members, so keep an eye our for upcoming meet-the-team features. The new space allows us to work together without getting in one another's way, also providing enough room to take cars of our storage and shipping requirements.
With the added benefit of a separate and very spacious R&D workshop space, which has already yielded significant results, alongside a big office and meeting space, there is enough spare space for a Porsche, so ideal for test and development use. We've fitted a new EV smart charger for the 914 and for our electric van, which arrives in a couple of weeks.
The space is light and bright, and we are loving the benefits of improved workflow on the huge work tables. We have plans for a solar array on the roof to deliver some extra power and heating. This space will also be perfect for capturing content, so be sure to look out for upcoming videos!
We are always happy to meet existing and potential customers by appointment: get in touch if you'd like a personal product demo at the workshop.