There is a large market for funeral vehicles. Coleman Milne could attest to that with its strong sales figures. You might be wondering at how odd this car sector could be, but in truth, its cars are selling like hotcakes. Coleman Milne is a car brand that has been gaining both recognition and ridicule the world over.
What is so distinct about this car brand? Coleman Milne is not a car manufacturer itself. But it is selling cars bearing its trademark. That is because the company is a coachbuilder based in the United Kingdom, where people love dramatic and elegant processes. As a coachbuilder, the business of Coleman Milne is to acquire original cars from other carmakers and replace the bodies of such cars with its own designed auto bodies.
Thus, you would observe that funeral cars are almost of the same elegant designs. For sure, no other car brands would want to be associated with funeral hearses, not because of ridicule, but because it would affect brand recognition, especially in superstitious nations. But Coleman Milne proved its courage and honesty by braving to strengthen its stance in the sector.
Now, the company has no regrets. It is the premier funeral vehicle brand not just in the United Kingdom and in the whole of Europe, but also in other parts of the world. It is also noteworthy that aside from funeral hearses, the car brand has also expanded to offer police vehicles, stretched limousines and other specialist cars that are used for ceremonial occasions.
As a company, Coleman Milne was established in England by Roderick Milne and John Coleman in 1953. The company was founded as a vehicle bodybuilder and at the same time as a repairer. It was in the year 1955 that Coleman Milne was finally incorporated as a company under the Coleman Milne brand name.
Funeral vehicles were the main drive of growth for Coleman Milne during its initial years. The company also built and made horseboxes. The novel design of Coleman Milne's funeral cars were so elegant that people normally admired and praised the hearses' beauty and style. The use of Coleman Milne funeral cars in funerals was deemed befitting the respect paid to the deceased.
But Coleman Milne as mentioned earlier is not limited to offering only funeral vehicles. It also builds cars for other purposes like luxury limousines and parade cars for royalties. Thus, aside from funeral directors, Coleman Milne also catered to the car demands of major corporations, nationalized industries, government departments, financial institutions, local and international authorities and limousine rental firms. Coleman Milne cars are so elegant that even British and other offshore royal families are placing orders.
Because Coleman Milne is not able to make its own engines and motors, it has recent and existing close affiliations and business partnerships with several vehicle makers like Saab, Mercedes-Benz and Ford. It can be noted that the company does not enter similar relationships with other carmakers because there are agreements to be reached before the use of car engines. And usually, Coleman Milne pays a premium for such deals so it makes sure the car engines it would use are truly of superior performance.
Original Authors: Manny
Edit Update Authors: RPN
Updated On: 21/06/2007