Bailey to continue manufacturing safely in latest UK lockdown

British caravan and motorhome giant Bailey of Bristol has vowed to continue its manufacturing operations during the latest UK COVID-19 lockdown in order to continue to meet the increased demands for its camping units.

During the summer when Bailey’s retailers opened their doors again following the first national lockdown in the UK, the company saw a huge surge of interests in its caravans and motorhomes as people looked to holiday in a safe and sustainable way. This surge subsequently lead to a reduction in stock for many retailers, with some down on stock by as much as 75 per cent. Consequently, Bailey has taken the decision that, in-line with the Government guidelines on the opening of manufacturing businesses, it will continue with the scheduled production of its caravans and motorhomes.

Bailey managing director Nick Howard said: “We find ourselves in the fortunate position at present where unprecedented levels of demand for our caravans and motorhomes has led to a genuine shortage in supply. Consequently we have decided to continue manufacturing vehicles as planned, but in an environment which safeguards the wellbeing of our employees whilst at work.

“We therefore anticipate there will be minimal disruption to operations during this period, however would once again like to thank all our Customers, Retailers and Supplier Partners for their continued support and understanding in these unprecedented times.”

Bailey has also launched a virtual showroom service for end consumers to get a good look at its latest models from the safety and comfort of their own homes with the UK caravan and motorhome dealer network temporarily closed.