Swifty Scooters seals Seoul deal

Swifty Scooters seals Seoul deal

Swifty Scooters, the Salford-based scooter company, has landed a lucrative deal to supply its folding adult scooters to a distributor in South Korea.

Swifty Scooters was founded in 2011 by design duo Camilla and Jason Iftakhar and manufactures innovative folding adult scooters.

Since its launch, the company has been endorsed by high profile collaborators, notably The Conran Shop (London and Paris) and Paul Smith (worldwide).

The order for 100 units has followed the company’s participation in a North West trade mission to Japan and South Korea in February held by the Department for International Trade.

The trade mission was organised as part of the government’s Exporting is GREAT campaign and Camilla has hailed the success of the programme.

She said: "We like to see our scooter as an alternative form of urban mobility that allows users to explore their environment in a way which enables them to find hidden areas that would otherwise go unseen.

"We’re very excited that the people of South Korea will soon be able to enjoy our products, and with Exporting is GREAT’s help we look forward to entering more new markets in near future."

John Murphy, head of trade at the British Embassy, Seoul added: "Swifty Scooters are cool, innovative and British designed – all qualities that are valued by Korean consumers.

"With a fantastic product, a dedicated team and some of the connections the Exporting is GREAT team were able to help them make, Swifty is set to go from strength to strength in South Korea and beyond."

Swifty Scooters was last week featured on BQLive as part of our Innovation Showcase series in partnership with Venturefest Manchester.

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