As part of major investments that will secure the plant‘s long-term future, Erwin Hymer, a motorhome and caravan manufacturer, is creating 200 jobs at its County Durham facility, a report said.
Consett’s factory, which is home to the Elddis and Compass brands, will receive a £ 15M investment in land, machinery, and factory. The plant‘s transformation will ensure that the area has employment for the next 15 years.
With more than 500 employees, the Delves Lane plant is one of the biggest employers in the region. The company released its accounts for the year ended July 31, 2020, which showed a turnover exceeding £ 103M.
Although the factory was affected by the pandemic and had to be closed for four months, Erwin Hymer is now able to resume production. He says that the company has a strong order book, supported by good market demand.
As fewer people travel abroad during the pandemic, there has been an increase in UK “staycations”. This has led to increased demand for motorhomes and caravans from the company.
Carol Butts is the HR manager at Erwin Hymer Group. She said that “Whether you’re currently out of work or looking for a new career path, Erwin Hymer Group has many opportunities. Our manufacturing plant, which is thriving, is the heart of the company and is growing in size and success.”
“Every vehicle we build for our customers is helping them to explore the world. This creates an engaging and exciting team spirit in our factory. We are looking forward to welcoming our new colleagues to our team with Greenbean, our partner in recruitment. We know they will love the unique environment at Erwin Hymer Group.”
To fill over 200 positions in production and warehouse, the company has partnered up with North East outsourcing company Greenbean.
Louise Reed, head of client solutions at Greenbean said that she was thrilled to work with such a prestigious company.
“This is a very exciting time for Erwin Hymer, and we are thrilled to support them in finding great people to build their award-winning vehicles.”
The Erwin Hymer Group UK Ltd forms part of the larger, European-wide Erwin Hymer Group which is in turn owned by Thor Industries, the American RV manufacturer.
In 2017, the company purchased Consett. It was previously part of The Explorer Group.