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Vanmaster falls into administration

posted Apr 30, 2013, 2:58 PM by site admin   [ updated Apr 30, 2013, 3:00 PM ]

Vanmaster falls into administration !!

Vanmaster falls into administration

WIGAN-BASED VANMASTER CARAVANS, that bought over the Bentley Motorhomes brand last September, went into administration yesterday (Monday 29 April 2013). Sadly, now both brands are affected

 Tim Downs A spokesman for the administrators Geoffrey Martin & Co, was asked where customers stand if they bought a Bentley motorhome or Vanmaster caravan.


Mr Downs said that anyone with outstanding deposits and orders, or with questions about warranties and servicing, should contact Geoffrey Martin & Co on 0113 244 5141. 

We're also saddened to report that unfortunately all 20 members of staff have been made redundant at Vanmaster and that production of the caravans and motorhomes has halted at both plants.

 

A drop in orders, together with supplier issues, have been blamed for the current fate of Vanmaster. Under Lesley and Ian Thompson, Vanmaster specialised in making bespoke luxury caravans – and bought the Bentley Motorhomes brand last September because it was 'a good fit' in the market. 

 

The administrators have issued this statement:

Vanmaster Ltd statement 30.04.13


James Sleight and Geoffrey Martin of Geoffrey Martin & Co have been appointed as joint administrators of Vanmaster Ltd, which operates under the trading styles of Vanmaster Caravans and Bentley Motorhomes. The company employed 20 people on two sites in Wigan. All staff have been made redundant as ongoing production is not possible.


James Sleight, partner at Geoffrey Martin & Co, said: “The business entered administration due to a drop in orders and supplier issues which affected production. We are hopeful that a buyer can be found, as we believe that either or both businesses could be complementary to existing manufacturers or retailers.”


Anyone with outstanding deposits and orders, or with questions about warranties and servicing, should contact Geoffrey Martin & Co on 0113 244 5141. 


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One Motorhomer  pasted both their workshops today, and at one there was a couple of  new campervans outside so hopefully the company still have some assets and no customers will lose their cash. Experience says they still might though. Sad indeed for customers and horrible for the workforce.





 

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