Coachman Caravans returns to full production
Coachman Caravans is up and running at full production
Tuesday, 16, Jun 2020 02:06
By Chris Littley
Following a temporary closure due to COVID-19 restrictions, Coachman Caravans has restarted production of its leisure vehicles.
The family-run business is based in Hull and closed its doors to workers for ten weeks due to government guidelines issued on March 24th.
Since it reopened earlier this month, we're happy to report Coachman's factory has managed to return to pre-lockdown levels of production, with measures in place to ensure the safety of all staff.
These have included thermal imaging cameras at all of the entrances, personal protective equipment for employees and the implementation of strict two-metre social distancing throughout the premises.
Caravan and motorhome dealers have seen a surge in demand, as Brits look towards staycations for their summer holidays.
With the prospect of caravan parks reopening in July with social distancing measures in place, many people will be thinking about investing in leisure vehicles for safe, self-contained trips away.
Coachman is optimistic about the future and ready to meet this new demand for caravans at the 35 dealerships it serves across the UK.
Elliot Hibbs, managing director of Coachman Caravans, said: "Whilst we expected our closure and the effects of COVID-19 to have detrimental effects on the business, we have not seen this. Our order book is full until the end of the year and we had less than two per cent of orders cancelled during lockdown, many of which have now been replaced."
As some potential caravan owners may not be keen to visit dealerships in person, many are continuing to offer virtual tours online.
For those who want to look at motorhomes on site, dealers are encouraging them to book a time slot and follow the one-way systems put in place.
Many dealerships are open air, helping to reduce the possibility of spreading the virus.