Victory Holiday Homes
Back in 2009 Cosalt homes ceased production at the Stone ferry Works Hull – famous for their history in caravan/holiday home manufacture. Once the home of the one time successful company Astral Caravans the site was well known in local circles as a place of caravan manufacturing. But with the demise of Cosalt’s holiday home/lodge manufacture the plant closed. However ex Cosalt MD Peter Nevitt was about to call it a day and take a early retirement when he was approached by Rix, a local successful company dealing with fuels, shipping and car dealerships. The project was for a new holiday home manufacturer, using the old Cosalt/Astral works. Peter drew up a proposal and projected sales etc.
Peter Nevitt is MD of Victory – with over 30 years experience in the industry
Within months Peters 30 years plus experience in the caravan/holiday home industry was put back into action along with local grant from the Hull City Council. Victory was born and by July 2009 a new production line was set up. Producing mid market holiday homes the company set about with 30 staff and producing just a few units a week. The Victory brand though was seeing success and by April 2012, the company moved to a new site with more factory space and ground. Based just off the M62 on the outskirts of Hull the factory now produces 15 plus units a week with an increased workforce of around 80.
We were shown around the new complex from start to finish and to say its impressive is an understatement. Floors are laid, pipe work added, while timbers are cut to measure for the side walls and end panels. Insulation is added as to is the furniture assembled at the side of the line. Roofs are being made to with wiring added ready to add to a virtually completed home. The roof also receives its insulation too and is added virtually at the end of the line. Cladding is added to the exterior depending what the requirement is for the order it’s usually aluminium.
Windows are added and by the end of the line quality inspectors check all the appliances / lighting/ build quality before the Victory home is then taken out into the main dispatch area. Here a fleet of lorries come on a daily basis to deliver the Victory homes to customers. Victory has now begun to pick up export orders which mean the company produce units especially for this market sector. Peter Nevitt told us” Exports are going to take a major sector of our business with good strong enquiries from Europe who know that Victory offers style and value at the same time”
We left Victory being impressed by the way the company has established itself so quick in a difficult market place, with Peter and a strong team it seems Victory is an apt name for this company.