Bailey of Bristol opens doors to members
BOC members caravans and motorhomes at the Dyrham Park Rally Field
Monday, 19, Sep 2016 01:26
by Ed Davies
Caravan manufacturers Bailey of Bristol has opened its doors again to the Bailey Owners' Club (BOC) for their biennial Works Rally
More than 150 outfits from all over the UK, including a record number of motorhomes, took part in this year's event held at Dyrham Park near Bath.
The main attraction of the event for members is the opportunity to visit the company's South Liberty Lane manufacturing facility where they received a guided tour of the premises by the Bailey production team.
There they witnessed first-hand the assembly process from start to finish, giving them a greater understanding of how their caravan or motorhome was produced using the Bailey patented Alu-Tech construction system.
"We always enjoy hosting the BOC on their Works Rally weekend," said managing director Nick Howard.
"It is great for our staff to meet people who are genuinely interested in what they do and who really enjoy using the leisure vehicles they produce.
"We were particularly encouraged by the positive feedback we received on the changes we have made to plant as a result of the Aurora programme since their last visit two years ago.
"It has been a period of great change for the company and it reassuring to know that our most loyal group of customers are appreciative of our efforts to take ourselves forward as a business."
Club members got a glimpse into the future when they were shown round the brand new £2.3 million replenishment centre, the first phase of Bailey's extensive 5-Year site re-development programme.
As part of the weekend itinerary members also got their first chance to visit the new Bailey parts direct centre located to the north of Bristol near the M4 / M5 motorway interchange.