Meet the Manufacturer - the new face or changing face of the caravan and camping industry - link to meeting manufacturers at the Show. Meet the Kampa team at the Caravan & Motorhome Show, held at EventCity Manchester, to check out their caravan and motorhome awnings and for expert advice and assistance on stand 3-212 this January.
From small beginnings to one of Europe's most recognised brands.
Founded in 2006 and based near Witham in Essex, Kampa is a family business with a keen eye for quality materials and design, as a result, in just over 10 years they have swiftly become one of Europe's most recognised outdoor leisure brands. Kampa sells to 30 countries including Iceland, the Faroe Islands, South Korea, South Africa, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand and Denmark. This year they placed 11thon the Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 and were awarded the Emerging International Brand Award by the same body.
Kampa are best known for their inflatable caravan and motorhome awnings, a market which they have led since inception. Around 80% of the awnings sold in the UK are inflatable, Kampa sells 60% of those. They are also well known for their family tents and wide range of related outdoor accessories.
What makes Kampa unique is their company philosophy - a commitment to exclusively support independent retailers with the industry’s very best products and service. Supporting independent businesses and camping stores over multiples protects the local specialists from being out beaten on price by a large chain or supermarket – this is vital for the future outdoor leisure industry.
Myles Salmon, Kampa Managing Director;
“Over the last 10 years we have seen a transformation in the outdoor leisure market, many small independent retailers have been put out of business by large multiples and supermarkets. In many cases they simply can’t compete on buying power and price.
Whilst we are a relatively young brand, we have come to market with a different strategy and innovative, quality products. This combination has enabled us the opportunity to grow the business and continuously improve the products and services we can supply to the end user, improving their holidays – which ultimately is the most important thing. They have embraced our products with a very open mind and have shown a real willingness to try out newer brands like ourselves, this show of faith has been really important for our growth.”