VIDEO: How Swift is building caravans like cars with Smart HT
Swift introduced Smart HT in February 2014
Friday, 25, Apr 2014 01:51
by Chris Jefferies
There are many differences and similarities between the car and caravan manufacturing industries, but most people would agree that caravan manufacturers are gradually aiming to emulate their automotive peers.
Following the launch of Swift's new Smart HT manufacturing technique, we've been finding out how the company aims to do exactly that.
In this video, Chris Millburn, Design Director at Swift, explains some of the materials and processes that go into making the Swift Elegance and Sterling Continental the most advanced caravans that the Swift Group has ever built.
He explains the benefits of the SRIM corner mouldings, both in terms of the exterior look and the rigidity of the structure.
We also discuss how this automotive look has rubbed off on the interior styling, with chrome fittings and high-gloss locker doors echoing the trends in executive saloon cars.
Finally, Chris talks us through the cast foam that goes into the upholstery, making the seats even comfier.