The Caravan Industry Association of Australia (CIAA) is partnering with the Australian Made Campaign to support and promote the Aussie manufacturers that contribute to Australia’s caravanning and camping industry.
As the peak national body for the Australian caravanning and camping industry, CIAA represents more than 3,500 businesses across the entire supply chain; from suppliers to manufacturers, to retailers, repairers and accommodation providers.
Australian Made Campaign Chief Executive, Ben Lazzaro, said “It’s wonderful to see the Australian Made logo paired with the CIAA. Caravanning and camping are quintessential Australian pastimes which are underpinned by an extensive network of businesses, including some of Australia’s most impressive manufacturers. This industry produces some of the highest quality products and employs thousands of Australians, so it’s important we support it and help it continue to thrive.
The Australian Made Campaign looks forward to working with The Caravan Industry Association of Australia to further strengthen the important contribution the industry makes to the Australian economy and local communities.”
Ben Lazzaro, Australian Made Campaign Chief Executive, with Stuart Lamont, Caravan Industry Association of Australia CEO
CIAA estimates the caravan and camping industry generates more than $20 billion worth of economic activity annually, much of which is spent in regional Australia.
“The Australian caravan manufacturing industry is steeped in history and continues to prosper despite strong international competition when other automotive manufacturing in Australia is falling away,” Caravan Industry Association of Australia CEO, Stuart Lamont, said.
“The Aussie supply chain employs Australians and generate nearly $1 billion in wages alone, annually employing over 20,000 Australians. Caravans, campers and motorhomes are carefully crafted and carry with them the hard work and dreams of many Australians.
The local manufacturing industry designs and manufactures these products for the harsh conditions that Australians like to put their products through, and Australian consumers deserve to better understand that a strong local Australian manufacturing industry exists, and where their RV products come from,” explained Mr Lamont.
According to Austrade, in 2018 there were nearly 12 million caravanning and camping trips taken by Australian holiday-makers, accounting for 54.8 million nights in caravan and camping style accommodation, up 9% from the previous year.
“This important source of capital supports local regions and brings vital new money into local communities, if the caravanning and camping industry in Australia were to decline, this significant contribution would be under risk,” Mr Lamont said.
Australian Made caravan manufacturers include: