Further expansion on the cards for leisure vehicles producer

A Holmfirth-based advanced manufacturing firm, which supports the leisure industry with ride-on electric vehicles, is set for record growth after a strong start to the year.

Aqualand Industries has seen orders rise 50% to 122 vehicles in the first quarter of 2024.

It puts the business on track to hit a turnover of £1m this year, and it plans to expand its team with six new engineers over the coming months.

The company recently unveiled the launch of a national servicing offering to help leisure destinations maintain their vehicles through the busy summer period.

Carl Byford, general manager, said: “We have continued to diversify our offer to support our customers in the UK and overseas.

“With an expanded range and a new sales team in Scandinavia, we are ideally positioned for growth and pleased to partner with some of the biggest names in the holiday park sector.

“Leisure destination operators are looking for environmentally friendly ways to enhance the visitor experience, and our electric trucks and pedal carts are proving popular thanks to the low level of investment and time required to launch them at theme parks, zoos and holiday parks across Europe.”

The company designs and manufactures the six-wheeled Crazi-bugz, Adventure-Trukz and the newly launched all-family activity, the Adventurer.