History

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Martin Walter started a family company making harnesses for horses.

1700s

They then progressed to producing Carriages

1800s

They started to sell various cars and commercial vehicles.

Early 1900s

During WW1 they helped with military vehicles of all sizes and types at their established coach works.

1914-1918

The development of the motor caravan such as the Bedford CA brought Martin Walter the opportunity to develop the ‘Dormatic’ folding seat and the patented Dormobile roof with 2 bunks which gave the CA a 4-berth capacity.

1950s

Conversions were produced on vehicle makes such as Ford, GM, Fiat, Chrysler, Land Rover, Triumph, Austin, VW, Morris Standard and many others.

1960s

Collapse of the original company ‘Martin Walter’

1984-1994

‘Dormobile Ltd’ became available for purchase

1997

Dormobile’s name and goodwill is purchased from the Official Receiver

1999

Dormobile Ltd’ is purchased by SHB Hire Ltd

2002

Dormobile specialises in the supply of spare parts to the original Dormobile vehicle market, the production of the famous Classic lifting roof for the Land Rovers and VW camper vans and also offers interior conversion and furniture installations

Ongoing