Campervan firm’s drive to extend its workshop extended
A county-based campervan firm has been granted planning permission to extend its workshop.
Jerba Campervans, based at Halfland Barns, near North Berwick, specialises in converting and customising VW Transporter vans.
The firm became employee-owned in 2018 and has since been increasing production every year; it is hoped that the new extension will allow this to continue.
The £210,000 expansion will allow the firm to increase its production while providing new equipment, as well as a bespoke spray booth for painting campervans and leisure vehicles – the first of its kind in Scotland.
The bespoke spray booth will not only offer a service so far unavailable to VW Transporter owners in the country, it will also see Jerba able to take on more paint job projects.
The new facility will have an estimated floor space of 190m2 – fitting the equivalent of three additional vehicles – and it is hoped that it will be com- pleted by the end of April this year.
Simon Poole, co-founder of Jerba Campervans, said: “At Jerba, we are always looking for new ways to develop our services and output as demand for our products continues to rise.
“The workshop expansion is the first of many plans to expand our capacity and productivity, and therefore we are ecstatic to have received planning permission for the extension.
“An in-house spray booth will ensure that we have far greater control of our production and will allow us to increase the variety, scale and frequency of paint jobs that we can undertake.
“There is definitely a market across Scotland for specialist paint spraying in the leisure vehicle sector and we are confident that we will be able to fill that gap.
“Without doubt the last year has been extremely challenging for everyone within the manufacturing sector, and so this is a terrific lift for the company and for our team as a whole as we look forward to a prosperous 2023.”