Caravan manufacturer invests £8 million in new facility

Jim Bolton (Swift Group) and Steve Hewick (Houlton) review progress on the ground works
Jim Bolton (Swift Group) and Steve Hewick (Houlton) review progress on the ground works

Wednesday, 14, Sep 2016 03:31

by Ed Davies

Caravan manufacturer Swift Group is developing a new £8 million purpose built modern facility at its headquarters in Cottingham, Yorkshire

The new facility will take an estimated nine months to build and from the summer of 2017 will house production of all the company's holiday homes and lodges.

The opportunity to build a whole new production facility from scratch is virtually unheard of within the industry.

Swift plan to create a state of the art facility that will "set new standards in the manufacturing of holiday homes and lodges".

"This is a most exciting time for Swift Group," said managing director James Turner.

"We are starting to see significant benefits from our manufacturing investments over the last few years and have high expectations for the opportunities this new facility will provide.

"It is fantastic news for the local area, especially with two local companies securing the project management and construction work."

Swift Group has engaged two local firms, Alan Wood Partnership and Houlton, to project manage and construct the facility.

The £8m outlay follows on from other major investments in capital equipment over the past four years as Swift Group introduced its SMART innovative construction systems in touring caravans and motorhomes.

The most recent development will be commissioned in the coming weeks and fully operational after the summer.

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Caravan manufacturer invests £8 million in new facility

Jim Bolton (Swift Group) and Steve Hewick (Houlton) review progress on the ground works

Manufacturers Swift Group is developing a new £8 million purpose built modern manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Cottingham, Yorkshire