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Swift Group open new £8m production facility

Swift Group have opened their new £8m purpose-built modern manufacturing facility at its headquarters based in Cottingham, on the outskirts of Hull.

The new facility has taken less than a year to build after construction began in July 2016 and houses production of all the company’s Holiday Homes and Lodges.

Swift Group have opened their new £8m facility that took less than 12 months to build / Picture: Swift Group

The opportunity to build a whole new production facility from scratch is virtually unheard of within the Holiday Home industry and has allowed Swift to create a state of the art facility that sets new standards in the manufacture of holiday homes and lodges and secures employment at the site for many years.

This latest £8m investment follows on from other major investments in capital equipment over the past 5 years as Swift Group introduced its SMART innovative construction systems in touring caravans and motorhomes that have revolutionised their manufacture. The most recent development will be commissioned in the coming weeks and fully operational after the summer.

Houlton, the construction firm who have built the new facility, first worked with Swift in the mid 80’s when they were commissioned to build their first production building at the Cottingham site.

Swift Group managing director, James Turner said ‘This is a most exciting time for Swift Group. We are starting to see significant benefits from our manufacturing investments over the last few years and have high expectations for the opportunities this new facility will provide. It is fantastic news for the local area’

Houlton managing director, Paul Dickerson added: ‘Houlton was delighted to be chosen to construct this new production facility for Swift Group. It will prove a real boost to the local economy and allowed us to continue to provide excellent learning opportunities for our trainees during this exciting project.’

The new manufacturing facility houses all of the holiday home and lodge production / Picture: Swift Group