Wellhouse Leisure receives Swiss export order
Wellhouse Leisure has received its first export orders for its Ford Terrier campervan at the same time as it has announced further jobs at its new premises in Skelmanthorpe, near Huddersfield in Yorkshire, to increase production to meet demand.
The first export orders for the Wellhouse Leisure Ford Terrier campervan have been received from Ford Switzerland after David Elliott, Managing Director of Wellhouse Leisure, visited them with a LHD demonstrator model. The Wellhouse Ford Terrier will be sold at Ford dealers in Switzerland, with the first delivery expected in September.
Wellhouse Leisure has also visited other European countries recently, and expects to confirm further export orders soon. It will also be exhibiting its Ford Terrier at two caravan and motorhome shows in Europe for the first time - the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf, Germany (27.8.16 to 4.9.16) and the Suisse Caravan Salon in Berne, Switzerland (27 to 31.10.16).
The Wellhouse Ford Terrier is based on the new Ford Transit Custom, so conveniently fits in a standard car parking space, and features the classic campervan layout of a side kitchen and wardrobe and rear seat that converts into a double bed. The rear seat can seat three people and slides forwards or backwards on floor rails to make more space available for living when camping or loads when travelling. There is another double bed available in the elevating roof.
Paul Fratter, Managing Director of Ford Switzerland said: "The campervan market in Switzerland is strong and growing. In partnership with Wellhouse Leisure and our distributor, Automaxx, we are very happy to be able to offer customers a product with Swiss levels of quality and refinement based on the award-winning Ford Transit Custom."
David Elliott, Managing Director of Wellhouse Leisure commented: "We are delighted to have our first export orders. Our Ford Terrier is one of the best-selling campervans in the UK, and we are confident that it will prove equally successful in the rest of Europe.”