A campervan converter company based in North Berwick has become the first firm in Scotland to gain official recognition from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.
Jerba Campervans is an employee-owned firm and has joined the ranks of just two other companies in the UK to be named a Motorhome Qualified Converter by the prestigious vehicle manufacturer.
In order to receive the qualification, a firm must demonstrate they meet a number of strict standards and obligations outlined by VW.
Nick Axtell, specialist sales manager at VW, explained the reason for creating the scheme was to highlight to their customers that quality control is at the heart of their operations.
Being able to confidently direct customers to campervan converters that have been qualified by the scheme extends the promises and obligations VW expects from its own workings.
Among the essential compliances customers can expect from a Motorhome Qualified Converter are added liability insurance, matched warranty and an approval from the National Caravan Council.
All of these elements help to give customers peace of mind when having a VW van converted into a campervan to suit their specific needs.
The scheme helps VW identify companies with strong ethics and an ethos in line with its own, contributing to the establishment of a long-term relationship between the two parties.
Mr Axtell said: “Out of all the companies we’ve dealt with, Jerba has been one of the best simply because of its expertise in our industry.”
Representatives from VW visited the Jerba factory in East Lothian numerous times before lockdown was put in place and have witnessed the firm’s dedication to customer care and knowledge of the vehicles firsthand.
Simon Poole, co-founder of Jerba Campervans, said: “This has been many years in the making, and we couldn’t be happier to finally achieve this qualification.
It means a great deal to us, not only by sharing it with our customers, but it is recognition for the team and the incredibly high standards they uphold each day.”
Jerba can now highlight its Motorhome Qualified Converter status by displaying the scheme’s logo on its website and in promotional material.