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Willerby Celebrates 75 Years in Caravan Industry

Posted by Static Trader on June 27, 2022

One of Britain’s biggest manufacturers of holiday homes, Willerby, celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary in 2022. To mark the occasion, Willerby has unveiled a new entry-level lodge, created with affordability in mind and designed to appeal to families who are buying a holiday home with input from more than one generation. Named the Hayward, layout options include one with four bedrooms.

Willerby has a fascinating manufacture origin. In the 1940s, at the time when the leisure industry was just beginning to rise, Walter Allen was making beehives in the East Yorkshire village of Willerby. He saw an opportunity, as demand for holiday caravans was just beginning to emerge, and switched to building caravans, setting the foundation for the empire that is Willerby today. Willerby is proud of its heritage; one of the first, tiny touring caravans was called the Vogue and that name is still used today – for a luxury holiday home. As the company switched from making touring caravans to statics, and demand began to rise, the company moved to its present site in Hull.

Today, the company makes 13 holiday homes, five holiday lodges, plus five homes in the Willerby Bespoke range of park homes and lodges. The company has a 90-acre manufacturing site and also has three showgrounds, two in England and one in Scotland.

This year (2022) Willerby has been named Manufacturer of the Year in a prestigious awards ceremony. Willerby was honoured at the Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards, one of the most celebrated events of its kind in the North of England. Recognising Willerby’s significant influence on the holiday homes industry, the awards judges said: “From sustainability to sharing best practices, Willerby set a gold standard for excellence in its field. It’s also a great corporate neighbour, sharing its skills base throughout the industry.”

Peter Munk, CEO of Willerby, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be named Yorkshire Manufacturer of the Year. This recognition is testament to the outstanding efforts of the entire team who, in our 75th year, have overcome the ongoing challenges posed by COVID-19 to help the business achieve great success. I’m also incredibly proud we were able to support the wider industry during such a challenging period. I’d like to pay tribute to all our customers, partners and our hundreds of suppliers who have played an important part in our continued growth this year. This has been a true team effort across the board.”

Looking to Buy a Used or New Willerby Static Caravan?

Static Trader has a wide selection of new and used static caravans available for you to buy including from the Willbery range. Whether you want a single, double, or lodge style static caravan we have the right unit for you. We also buy caravans so if you wish to upgrade and sell your current static caravan, we will be happy to purchase it from you.

Why not view our current stock of used and new static caravans on our website here – Buy a Caravan – or call us on 01797 222 333 to get more information or to book a viewing. Viewings at our Rye-based static caravan showground are highly recommended. So why not pop down and let us show you around the static caravans models you’re interested in, answering any questions you may have. We stock all the main static caravan brand manufacturers including Atlas LeisureWillerbyABIPembertonCarnabySwift, and Delta.

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