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I suppose it's a no brainier for Hymer. When we exit the EU they have a ready made base in the U. K. It will be interesting to see what happens on the construction front. HYMER's existing body system is streets ahead of 'Solid'. And has been for decades. IMHO.

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Is nothing sacred?? :unsure:

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As our Elddis Affinity is scheduled to be built this week, for delivery to the dealer next week does anybody now what implications this takeover will have for us.

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I am convinced they did not buy it for the technology!

 

Pity yet another load of UK jobs supporting foreign owners, but from a UK van buyers point of view it can only bode well.

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As our Elddis Affinity is scheduled to be built this week, for delivery to the dealer next week does anybody now what implications this takeover will have for us.

None whatsoever, they have taken over a going concern, no mention of closedown.

 

At this timescale probably not even a different badge!

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Another foreign owner. On the plus side let's hope they bring their build quality with them.

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This announcement would appear to be the Elddis/The Explorer Group caravans and Motor-homes as a whole but excluding the Buccaneer brand.

I wondered how long it would be before The Constantine Group would offload the somewhat trouble and occasionally troublesome Elddis/The Explorer Group.

 

 

As our Elddis Affinity is scheduled to be built this week, for delivery to the dealer next week does anybody now what implications this takeover will have for us.

 

Hi frazerg. Perhaps it will come out of the factory wearing a Hymer Badge and sporting all new livery/decals.

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This announcement would appear to be the Elddis/The Explorer Group caravans and Motor-homes as a whole but excluding the Buccaneer brand.

 

It includes Buccaneer as it's a part of the Explorer Group and they've bought the whole group

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Today two directors of the Explorer Group had their directorships terminated and three German men were appointed to the board

 

 

10 Feb 2017 TM01 Termination of appointment of Dominic Lovett Akers-Douglas as a director on 8 February 2017

View PDF ( Termination of appointment of Dominic Lovett Akers-Douglas as a director on 8 February 2017 - link opens in a new window ) (1 page)

 

10 Feb 2017 TM01 Termination of appointment of Nigel Kenrick Grosvenor Prescot as a director on 8 February 2017

View PDF ( Termination of appointment of Nigel Kenrick Grosvenor Prescot as a director on 8 February 2017 - link opens in a new window ) (1 page)

 

10 Feb 2017 AP01 Appointment of Mr Ludwig Vetter as a director on 8 February 2017

View PDF ( Appointment of Mr Ludwig Vetter as a director on 8 February 2017 - link opens in a new window ) (2 pages)

 

10 Feb 2017 AP01 Appointment of Mr Martin Anton Brandt as a director on 8 February 2017

View PDF ( Appointment of Mr Martin Anton Brandt as a director on 8 February 2017 - link opens in a new window ) (2 pages)

10 Feb 2017 AP01 Appointment of Mr Jorg Reithmeier as a director on 8 February 2017

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Why would Hymer buy the Explorer group?

 

Their caravans came near the bottom in a recent CCC survey. Solid they are not.

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Why would Hymer buy the Explorer group?

 

Their caravans came near the bottom in a recent CCC survey. Solid they are not.

 

A UK facility? For sure not for the technology underpinning SoLid, but possibly keep the name and reposition it?

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Leaving the EU doesn't appear to be deterring uk investment does it?

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Why would Hymer buy the Explorer group?

 

Their caravans came near the bottom in a recent CCC survey. Solid they are not.

Why not? The Explorer group do have the biggest range of tourers in the UK, and perhaps Hymer liked what they saw.

One thing you can be certain of, they will certainly be solid once Hymer get their hands on them. I think it's a good move, and let's hope this will give the caravan industry the kick up the backside it desperately needs, because let's be honest here, there is no way the Germans would put up with some of the rubbish that UK manufacturers churn out.

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Leaving the EU doesn't appear to be deterring uk investment does it?

 

Probably due to the pound being so weakened, is a cheap option?

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Delivery of Buccaneer Commodore expected April 6th. Will Hymer have waved a magic wand over it by then?

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Delivery of Buccaneer Commodore expected April 6th. Will Hymer have waved a magic wand over it by then?

No

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Will be interesting to see what, if any, changes they make over the coming years.

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Is nothing sacred?? :unsure:

It would appear not Gravon. Elddis, like Cadbury is part of our heritage, at least for my generation.

What exactly is built in Britain by British owned companies nowadays ????

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Delivery of Buccaneer Commodore expected April 6th. Will Hymer have waved a magic wand over it by then?

 

You won't be needing a magic wand with all your wishful thinking behind it :P

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What is interesting is that all these takeovers seem to be uncontested as it seems the companies concerned clearly did not see any benefit in remaining independent. I suppose for overseas buyers it is a good time to invest as the price paid for them is a lot less than it would have been two years ago. I expect Hymer is more interested in the motorhome business. Be interesting to see, if in time, they dispose of the caravan part? With the UK's exit from the EU it could mean that the value of our currency will remain depressed for some years. That makes it more difficult for Continental motorhomes to appear good value so they could be hedging their bets.

 

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It would appear not Gravon. Elddis, like Cadbury is part of our heritage, at least for my generation.

What exactly is built in Britain by British owned companies nowadays ????

Morgan motor cars.

Another point scored for Malvern where as I said in another thread, when it's seven o'clock it's 1900 here.

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