Campervan firm Wellhouse to create jobs as orders soar

Campervan manufacturer Wellhouse Leisure is aiming to create more jobs following the first export orders for its Ford Terrier campervan from its new premises in Skelmanthorpe, near Huddersfield.

Ford Terrier campervan by Wellhouse Leisure
Ford Terrier campervan by Wellhouse Leisure

The company said demand was so great it would need to increase production after receiving the first export orders for the award-winning Wellhouse Leisure Ford Terrier campervan from Ford Switzerland.

David Elliott, the firm’s managing director, visited them with a LHD demonstrator model last year to get the deal up and running. Wellhouse Leisure has also visited other European countries recently, and expects to confirm further export orders soon.

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.”

Mr Elliott said: “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.

“This is not only good news for Wellhouse Leisure and all our staff, but great for the UK’s trade with other countries as we approach the new post-Brexit world.”

Wellhouse Leisure was founded in 2003 and now produces 250 vehicles per year.