Coleman Milne, were happy to host a factory visit of the NAFD Yorkshire Area Federation. The President, Mr Phil Barr and 30 of the members arrived at the Westhoughton headquarters of the coachbuilder on Tuesday, 13th March 2012, and were greeted by the Directors of the company. The group was then taken on a guided factory tour, going through all the stages of building a hearse or a limousine. Visitors saw vehicles being stripped of all their components and mechanical parts, cut in two and then rebuilt into a spectacular funeral vehicle that has been around for decades.
“It was our pleasure to meet this small group of industry friends to walk around the factory and see firsthand what it takes to create a hearse and the level of bespoke requirements we can accommodate. Everyone showed a real interest in the build process and we are eager to invite even more people as our guests in Westhoughton“ said Geoff Hudson, Sales and Marketing Director of the Woodall Nicholson Group of which Coleman Milne is part of.
“We were all very excited about the visit and it has certainly lived up to our expectations. We had some idea about what it takes to build a hearse, but we were really astonished at the sheer size of the factory and realized how much work goes into building our vehicles” said Phil Barr, the President of the NAFD Yorkshire Area Federation.
Coleman Milne is eager to host this sort of events in the future and is looking forward to welcome other funeral directors that would like to know more about the process of building a hearse or a limousine.