Elddis manufacture a range of affordable tourers
Tuesday, 27, Jul 2010 02:53
Producing their first prototypes back in 1964, Elddis have a long history of building caravans.
Over the last five decades they have built up a reputation for manufacturing award winning, affordable tourers and motorhomes with a strong and widespread retailer network. Elddis caravans are manufactured alongside their sister brand, Buccaneer Caravans, in a large, modern production facility in Consett, County Durham.
Since its' inception in the sixties, Elddis has undergone various incarnations. In 1998, the company was brought under the Explorer Group umbrella along with two other established caravan manufacturers, Buccaneer and Compass. A decade later the Explorer Group launched the Xplore range, making it the UK's second largest caravan and motorhome manufacturer.
Goodbye Explorer - Hello Elddis
In 2009, the company announced a departure from its large, mass production business model to concentrate on building a single primary range of standard products.
With Elddis being the company's longstanding and most reputable product, they rebranded the business under the original Elddis moniker. The successful Xplore range became the Elddis Xplore and the Compass range was dropped from the portfolio.
The company made clear their intention to increase the profile of the Elddis brand and develop a new streamlined range of models covering entry level caravans up to top end ranges, launching their new website www.elddis.co.uk in August 2009.
The Buccaneer marquee remains as the stand alone sister brand of Elddis, representing the high quality, luxury end of the market.
A new dawn
Elddis Caravans source parts from around the globe to keep prices competitive and continue to invest in product development and production processes to ensure they deliver great quality yet affordable tourers.
Since rebranding, Elddis have gone from strength to strength, establishing themselves as market leaders with reasonably priced caravans.
In the summer of 2012, the company rolled out a major rethink of the way it builds caravans and motorhomes. By switching over to Solid Construction, a new method that uses industrial-grade adhesives instead of screws and bolts, the company now claims to deliver exceptional levels of strength, lightness and dryness.
The company also produces a range of popular motorhomes including the Elddis Autoquest, which is Britain's best-selling range of motorhomes, and the luxury Elddis Aspire range, which was launched in 2010.
For added peace of mind, Elddis offers its customers a three-year manufacturer's warranty and a ten-year bodyshell integrity warranty.
Proud owners of an Elddis caravan or motorhome can join the Elddis Owners Club. Formed in 1973, the club continues to hold around 70 rallies a year and has affiliations with their European counterpart - the Elddis Caravan Club of the Netherlands.
A Solid basis
In August 2012, Elddis announced an exciting new construction method for their entire motorhome and caravan collection. Named Solid Construction, this technique uses industrial-grade adhesives to replace over 90% of the screws and bolts used in traditional caravan building methods.
The company claims that this new process will deliver benefits in three key areas: strength, lightness and dryness. Their assertions are backed up by a comprehensive testing programme, which took place across three world-renowned testing centres in the UK and mainland Europe.
Accompanying this announcement was the launch of the brand new Elddis Affinity range, which features a choice of four layouts at launch and replaces the outgoing Elddis Odyssey collection.
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