EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Lunar Caravans

Lunar Caravans

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Lancashire CC; Lancashire; North West
Location of affected unit(s): Preston


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
29.2 - Manufacture of bodies (coachwork) for motor vehicles; manufacture of trailers and semi-trailers
Number Employed: 196

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-07-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 124
Planned Job Reductions max: 124
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy

Additional Information

Lunar Caravans has announced that it has made 124 redundancies, a few days after entering administration. The manufacturer of lightweight touring caravans which had been in operation for more than 50 years, employed 196 staff and administrators had laid off staff while they tried to sell the business. As a buyer could not be found, the administrators have confirmed the redundancies. The business remains for sale and the administrators have stated that selling the company continues to be the top priority; the future for the remaining staff is unclear.