Click to read New Design for our Towing Range
New Design for our Towing Range

At Specialised we are always looking for ways to improve our products performance and durability through better design.

Over the last few months, we have invested heavily in 3D equipment, software and people to support this area moving forward. This move into 3D design will improve production processes, efficiencies, accuracy, and ultimately better products with improved performance.

We have focused the last few months on investigating areas that we can improve within the towing cover range as we are now being supplied 3D models from the manufacturers and can also create our own in-house. Designing the covers in 3D allows for a better level of accuracy and fit, enabling us to sculpt the covers around the caravan's body shape without the use of different panels and stretchy fabric.

Click to read Royal cover up 2003
Royal cover up 2003
Article from our archives from the Telegraph & Argus 6th Oct 2003

Revealed: firm in Royal cover-up!

If most businessmen got a phone call from Kensington Palace demanding a product to be specially made for Prince Charles, it might send them into a state of panic.

Click to read Meet the team Katie Fishwick Managing Director
Meet the team Katie Fishwick Managing Director

So as promised here is a little more insight into our team at Specialised and as you can imagine they are making me go first !!

Im sure many, if not most of you are unaware I'm Katie, official MD at Specialised but also the one who creates, deploys and misspells all of our social and website content but let me start from the beginning.

I am Carole and Douglas Longs daughter the founders of Specialised Covers and have been working in the business for many years and MD for the last few. In many family businesses you naturally take on multiple roles, mine currently includes, Marketing, Web Design and Maintenance, all our Social media, Advertising, HR, Health & Safety and occasional Counsellor…oh and MD, not sure where that part fits in!!

Click to read New CAD Team at Specialised
New CAD Team at Specialised

This year we have invested heavily in both hardware, software and people within our design team. Our business strategy is to move further into 3D modelling, generating patterns and covers directly from the models. To support this growth we have recruited three new CAD Technicians to Specialised Covers within the last few months.

Jonathan who started in Nov 2020 had graduated from Brunel University with First class Hons in BEng Automotive Engineering and has been an unbelievable asset to the team. He has taken straight to Solidworks and adapted his knowledge to support a very new area for him, working with fabric and creating functional whilst atheistic pleasing products. He has been a pleasure joining the team and his willingness to learn and support his colleagues has been a delight to see.

Samuel who has only just started in June 2021 has completed his degree in Industrial Design and Technology achieving a 2:1 at Loughborough University. He has fitted in amazingly with the team and is currently working in Solidworks to develop his pattern making skills and learning about the current design process to support new projects moving forward. He is proving to be a real asset and we are excited to see how he progresses.

Click to read Embroidery service available at Specialised Covers
Embroidery service available at Specialised Covers
Investment in equipment and people to support growth is still so important at Specialised

We have now invested in 8 multi thread embroidery machines to support both Bentley and Lamborghini contracts, this allows us to offer embroidered logos on a volume scale. Many covers have a number of logos on which can take up to 3hrs to complete. We can now support this in house for our clients ensuring quality off work and reducing lead times. We can also create one off logos for customer with family crest or company logos, having the technology and people in house enables us to respond to our clients needs. To learn about what we do please call our team on 01943864646

Click to read Sewing Machinists wanted
Sewing Machinists wanted

We have a number of vacancies for Sewing Machinists at Specialised Covers.  This is a great opportunity to join an established production team working on a variety of projects and we are looking to bring in both experience and new ideas to the business. What ever your experience please send your CV as training is available and the ability to learn and work hard is equally valuable to us. 

Who We are.
Click to read Which Tow Pro is Best for Me ?
Which Tow Pro is Best for Me ?

A caravan is an expensive investment, so it's important you protect it from damage that can happen when you're towing.

Our range of patented Towing Protectors protect the front of your caravan from chips and stones that can fly up from the road when you're towing, as well as keeping dirt at bay, meaning less cleaning and more relaxation time when you arrive at your destination! 

From our entry product Tow Pro Lite, to our top of the range Tow Pro Elite, you can be sure of complete protection and peace of mind with our NCC Verified towing protectors. All our Tow Pros are designed and manufactured here in our Yorkshire factory, using waterproof, breathable and non-abrasive fabrics. 

Click to read Specialised Covers ISO 9001 2015 Accreditation
Specialised Covers ISO 9001 2015 Accreditation
At Specialised Covers we strive to use the most up-to date manufacturing techniques, our production facility in West Yorkshire is home to some of the UK's most experienced tailors, designers and seamstresses and every Specialised Cover is manufactured under ISO 9001 Quality Supervision. The ISO 9001 standard is to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.
Click to read NEC Oct 2020 Caravan Show
NEC Oct 2020 Caravan Show
NEC OCT 2020 CARAVAN SHOW DISCOUNT

Due to the cancellation of the Oct Caravan show we would still like to offer our customers our show offer online and over the phones. This will allow us to offer the same great discounts for the show week

Click to read Practical Caravan Pre show offer
Practical Caravan Pre show offer

Due to the cancellation of the Oct Caravan show we would like to offer our customers our show offer online. This will allow us to offer the same great discounts over a longer period and support faster production times.

Customers who order over the next few weeks will have the benefit of the offer and receive their cover within a few weeks. During our normal show period delivery times can reach 12 weeks so we have taken the decision to open the offer earlier.

Click to read Winter driving – how many hazards can you spot?
Winter driving – how many hazards can you spot?

Winter can create many problems for drivers, from those who have just passed their test to seasoned motorists. When you combine darkness, sub-zero temperatures, and heavy rain or snow, drivers are faced with conditions that are less than optimal. In fact, drivers are 20% more likely to be in a car accident during the winter months*. 

However, the risk of having these accidents can be drastically reduced by watching out for specific hazards and taking some simple precautions. 

IAM RoadSmart, a charity dedicated to educating drivers and making the roads a safe place for all, has seen the effect ice, snow, rain, and darkness can have on driving conditions. 

Click to read Working with Lectra
Working with Lectra

At Specialised Covers we are striving to implement Industry 4.0 principles within the context of our customer’s growth strategy, Lectra provided us with a tailored software and equipment to support this objective. Watch the Video to find out how we worked with Lectra from the design stage right through to production.

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