We have discussed recently how the increase in popularity of caravanning holidays in the UK has led to many industries benefitting, such as caravan manufacturers and caravan insurance providers. And now it has been reported that The Caravan Club has renewed its ten year contract with plastics company Furness Plastics who provide their campsites with over forty thousand signs each year. The Caravan Club first hired Furness Plastics, who are based in Sowerby Woods Business Park, Barrow, ten years ago and since then has had a rolling contract with the manufacturer.
Last week, the Evening Mail ran a feature in their Memories section discussing the partnership that started in January 2003, which owner Bob Kett noted was ironic, and said: “People have been saying to me they saw the piece in the Evening Mail about the Caravan Club 10 years ago. It’s amazing that exactly ten years later we have won the renewal of the contract.”
The Caravan Club has many popular campsites across England and Wales that are visited by thousands of caravanners every year, which shows how lucrative this new contract will be for the plastics company. The Caravan Club also decided in the last quarter of 2012 that they wanted a new corporate image, which means a large percentage of all site signage will be changed in the upcoming year.
Discussing the new contract, Mr Kett said: “Last year proved to be our best year’s trading since the company’s inception. We continually invest in the latest technology available to us which together with a talented and conscientious staff enables us to compete at all levels of business.”
“We are particularly proud to be part of the supply chain for the Astute Class submarine programme at BAE Systems. The programme, of which Barrow should be immensely proud, offers security of business to many local and national companies in the manufacturing sector.”
“The Caravan Club has encouraged us to invest more than £20,000 in equipment which will treble our wide-format printing capabilities. The order presents a huge challenge to our team, the initial phase requires 43,000 signs to be produced within seven weeks which, together with sustained growth in other areas of the business, may well necessitate hiring further staff.”