Dr. Martens to invest £2m in Northampton shoe factory site

In yet another boost to the reinvigorated shoe industry in Northamptonshire, Dr Martens has announced that they will double production at their factory in Wollaston as part of a £2m investment.

On the back of growing sales in Europe and the Middle East announced in October, the world-leading footwear brand is looking to increase production of its Made in England range to 165,000 pairs of shoes and boots a year at its factory in Wollaston, Northamptonshire.

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Dr Martens visitor and heritage centre
Dr Martens also plans to open a new visitor and heritage centre in Spring 2020 to celebrate its rich shoemaking heritage and links to the wider Northampton shoe industry. The new visitor centre is expected to offer tours of the factory as well selling a range of products handmade in Northampton.

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CEO of Dr Martens, Kenny Wilson comments:

"We are really proud of our history and of our roots in Northampton - the town has played a huge role in the growth of our brand and we want people to be able to experience this.

The investment also highlights the success of our Made in England range and its continued popularity with our customers. We can’t wait to open our new visitor centre and welcome Dr. Martens fans, both new and old, through our doors.”

The Doc Shop factory shop
Of course, if you can’t wait until 2020 for the visitor centre then we’d thoroughly recommend a visit to the Doc Shop in Wollaston. You can find all of the details you need for the Dr Martens factory shop right here.