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Is now the last time to order your new motorhome before tariffs are applied ? or do you think (say) EHG will build a plant here to manufacture motorhomes/caravans ?
 

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Is that suggesting panic buying?
There's loads of people who buy in Europe and ship across and IF and WHEN there might be tariffs applied, there'll be loads of time to order rather than 'in case there might be'
 

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EHG already have a plant here at Consett, I think they may have seen the writing on the wall, its called Elddis.

"Our heritage stretches back to 1964 and today Elddis, Compass, Xplore and Buccaneer touring caravans and Elddis motorhomes are still produced in Consett, County Durham. In February 2017 we became part of the Erwin Hymer Group and now operate as Erwin Hymer Group UK Ltd."

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I don't think there will be any taffifs on vehicles too much to lose by both sides.
We are the Germans biggest export market for cars and the Japs build cars here for export to Europe neither side will want tariffs.

Any way if they did impose some would an extra few percent stop you buying your dream vehicle. Also once all the Brexit crap calms down and the pound recovers a bit if there were tariffs prices would be about the same as now.
 
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I think the £ to € is more of an issue on the final price than any notional tariffs, get that sorted and we are all "Quids in"

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EHG already have a plant here at Consett, I think they may have seen the writing on the wall, its called Elddis.

"Our heritage stretches back to 1964 and today Elddis, Compass, Xplore and Buccaneer touring caravans and Elddis motorhomes are still produced in Consett, County Durham. In February 2017 we became part of the Erwin Hymer Group and now operate as Erwin Hymer Group UK Ltd."
That was my original thought when they bought elddis out also the same when the trigano group bought auto trail and also the psa group buying Vauxhall for the Ellesmere Port and Luton plants
 
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That was my original thought when they bought elddis out also the same when the trigano group bought auto trail and also the psa group buying Vauxhall for the Ellesmere Port and Luton plants
The low value of the pound makes UK companies cheap to buy. But it's good news that the major players want to be in the UK although I have doubts about Peugeot's intentions. Hymer will be good for Eldiss.
All this despite brexit as the BBC would say.
 

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The low value of the pound makes UK companies cheap to buy. But it's good news that the major players want to be in the UK although I have doubts about Peugeot's intentions. Hymer will be good for Eldiss.
All this despite brexit as the BBC would say.
I agree it can only be a positive for britsh jobs and if by the Hymer Group buying elddis it might keep the price of new hymers away from any import taxes and gives the Hymer owners more choice of service centres and maybe dealers that's a win for the motorhome buyers

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The low value of the pound makes UK companies cheap to buy. But it's good news that the major players want to be in the UK although I have doubts about Peugeot's intentions. Hymer will be good for Eldiss.
All this despite brexit as the BBC would say.

Is it good news that these companies are insuring themselves against trade barriers by buying devalued UK companies. It also seems these companies unlike UK companies have the resources to plan ahead.
 
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Why aren't UK MH converters buying continental MH converters?

Why is it that the big groups like EHG and Trigano keep taking over UK businesses, not the other way round?
 

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Why aren't UK MH converters buying continental MH converters?

Why is it that the big groups like EHG and Trigano keep taking over UK businesses, not the other way round?

Because European buyers are a little more discerning in what they buy plus the build quality of UK built MH's would not be tolerated in Europe.

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Or, it might be that the City money men are not putting M&A deals together because they don't understand the MH and caravan industry, and would rather carry on selling their granny to the highest bidder.
 
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EU tariff on imported cars is 10% (taking US produced cars as an example), given the pound / euro has fluctuated by more than that in recent years is it that significant.
 

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I don't think there will be any taffifs on vehicles too much to lose by both sides.
We are the Germans biggest export market for cars and the Japs build cars here for export to Europe neither side will want tariffs.

Any way if they did impose some would an extra few percent stop you buying your dream vehicle. Also once all the Brexit crap calms down and the pound recovers a bit if there were tariffs prices would be about the same as now.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/u...da-car-manufacturing-deal-trade-a8201286.html

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Why aren't UK MH converters buying continental MH converters?

Why is it that the big groups like EHG and Trigano keep taking over UK businesses, not the other way round?

Because the Euro is to high to make them affordable and there is little credit available for that kind of deal. If you add to that the traditional city short term view on investment there is little hope of UK companies expanding into Europe for a long time
 
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Because the Euro is to high to make them affordable and there is little credit available for that kind of deal. If you add to that the traditional city short term view on investment there is little hope of UK companies expanding into Europe for a long time

Or, the UK's major players like Swift and Bailey missed the European M&A boat when credit was plentiful and the Euro was cheaper. They seem totally focussed on the UK.

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Slightly confused by this link. For me it went to an article dated 18 Jan 2000 about whether we should join the new currency, the Euro. Toyota saying they will leave if we don't scrap the pound and join the EMU.
So what happened? Thank God we took no notice of Toyota's threats.

I was just making the point that Toyota's reason for leaving the UK will be because we did not join the Euro not because of Brexit. Or maybe they will not bother leaving at all :)
 
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