A campervan company in Huddersfield is aiming to boost exports after attending a major continental caravan and motorhome show.
The award-winning Ford Terrier model from Skelmanthorpe-based Wellhouse Leisure featured at the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon in Germany – Europe’s largest show of its kind.
Wellhouse Leisure showed of its top-of-the-range Terrier M-Sport camper at the show, which attracts 200,000 visitors and features 2,100 vehicles.
The Terrier’s continental debut follows news that Wellhouse Leisure has begun production of left hand-drive (LHD) models for its first export order – to Ford Switzerland. As a result, Wellhouse will also be attending the Suisse Caravan Salon in Berne, Switzerland, in October.
Wellhouse Leisure was the first campervan manufacturer in the UK to launch a conversion of the new Ford Transit Custom. It worked closely with Ford during its development and since then to develop a retail network of selected Ford dealers across the UK and mainland Europe.
The first Wellhouse Ford Terrier was launched in the UK in October, 2013. It was voted Campervan of the Year 2014 and shortlisted for the top Motorhome of the Year title by two motorhome and caravan publications.
More than 450 Wellhouse Ford Terriers have been sold since its launch just three years ago. It has broken all sales records for Wellhouse Leisure, which has can now produce 250 vehicles a year to meet demand.
Managing director David Elliott said: “We are delighted to be building LHD models and introducing our Ford Terrier campervan to the rest of Europe. We are confident it will prove as popular abroad as it has in the UK.
“As soon as I saw the new Ford Transit Custom, I knew it would be an ideal base vehicle for a campervan conversion – and has proved to be a great success. It looks fantastic, is great to drive, has great build quality and comes with a higher specifications, plus all the latest Ford technology to make it convenient to live with, economical to run, and good value.”