KIMBERLEY KAMPERS TO HIT CHINA’S ROADS
Kimberley Kampers-branded RVs will soon be sold in China, with the chassis and core componentry shipped from the company’s Ballina factory for assembly overseas.
The Ballina facility will continue to provide engineering services as part of the $10m export deal that gives Kimberley Kampers access to a caravanning market five times the size of that in Australia.
To assure quality control during the assembly process, Kimberley Kampers will invest in a Chinese-owned assembly plant and oversee production.
According to Bruce Loxton, Kimberley Kampers managing director, China enforces strict standards in the manufacture of caravans and accreditation compliance, which the company is acquiring.
"Kimberley already holds USA Transport and Safety Department Accreditation and units shipped to USA can be immediately licensed. The same will now occur in China," Mr Loxton explained.
Kimberley Kampers emphasised in a recent statement that the overseas facility will merely assemble caravans for the domestic China market.
"The Chinese market wants the absolute best caravan available. We can deliver that. We can do this from Ballina," said Mr Loxton.