Bailey continues manufacturing during lockdown, as stock levels diminish

Bailey of Bristol is continuing manufacturing operations during lockdown period in order to meet the surge in demand for its leisure vehicle products.

The company says it is fully supportive of the Government’s decision to take the measures required to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus across the country and the need to keep everyone as safe as possible. At the same time, it must balance this with safeguarding the future of the business and protecting the livelihoods of its employees.

Since Bailey Retailers re-opened in July following the first national lockdown, customer demand for both its caravans and motorhomes has been very strong with more and more people looking for a new safe and sustainable way to holiday. As a result, network stocks have reduced by over 75% and are now at their lowest levels for over a decade.

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. As before support functions, (such as Finance, Sales, Marketing and Customer Services) will keep working to ensure that contact is maintained with Customers, Retailers and Supplier Partners. PRIMA Leisure will also remain open during this period fulfilling on-line customer orders for leisure vehicle parts and accessories orders.

In order for the business to be able to continue operating in this way, it has required the implementation of a series of new working practices, covering hygiene, social distancing and the use of personal protective equipment, which ensure Bailey remains a safe place to work. The company would like to thank all of its employees for actively engaging in this programme and successfully adapting to their new COVID-secure working environment.

Caravan virtual showroom.

Motorhome virtual showroom.

These showrooms display all current caravans and motorhomes in a single place with a 360 degree interior tour of every vehicle, as well as walkthrough videos for each of the new-for-2021 models.