Auto-Trail saw its profits more than double during the first lockdown year, and believes continuing high demand caused by travel restrictions should see it overcome any supply chain setbacks.
The Trigano Group posted pre-tax profits of £9.3m in the 12 months to the end of August 2021, up from £3.6m the year before. Turnover during the same period rose from £48.7m to £66.2m.
It said demand was so strong coming out of the first lockdown in June 2020 that, having pencilled in a 30% rise in production volume to cope, it had to look at increasing volumes again.
Even without the NEC show, retail sales in October 2020 eclipsed the previous year.
It added that “operational difficulties” caused by suppliers also coming out of lockdown meant it was unable to fulfil all orders for the year. But it expects the next year to be “less disruptive”, with continued demand for staycations and stabilisation of raw materials.
This follows on from the brand’s success at the Practical Motorhome Awards 2022, where Auto-Trail won two categories through the Auto-Trail F68 and the Auto-Trail Grand Frontier GF88.
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