It’s now more than 45 years since Slovenian company Adria’s caravans started being imported into the UK.

Early 1970 saw the first attempt by one UK dealership to import Adria, then in late 1970, Adria set up a subsidiary in Bedfordshire to import their tourers, which used several UK components, such as the Carver SB1800 flued heater (later becoming the Truma Carver).

Already gaining popularity after being shown at the 1968 RAI show in the Netherlands, Adria began to break into more export markets. By the 1980s they were a firm favourite in the UK, with 30-plus dealerships. But in the early 1990s, the downturn saw imports slowing.

Dealers were lost and in 1995, so was the importer; it was then down to husband-and-wife team Stuart and Jenny Cook to keep the Adria flag flying by setting up Adria GB to re-establish imports. In the past decade, Adria has worked hard to maintain its appeal to UK buyers, and the Adora is now on the must-see list for many.