Business is booming at Australian caravan manufacturer Crusader Caravans, with the business recently committing to a new purpose-built production and distribution centre in Melbourne’s north to support its immense demand and growth.
The Australian business, which employs hundreds of Australians, has recently experienced rapid growth and is investing in its production capabilities to meet increasing consumer demand and support the country’s re-emerging travel industry.
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The significant 15,010sqm facility will be located at Frasers Property’s 4Ten Epping industrial estate in Melbourne’s north, with easy access to both the Ring road and Hume freeway and will feature sustainable design elements, a high clearance warehouse space, a state-of-the-art office, recessed loading docks and on-grade rolling doors.
The facility will enable Crusader Caravans, the current reigning winner of the Caravan Manufacturer of the Year award by the Caravan Industry Victoria, to continue their manufacturing excellence and deliver further innovations and advancements in the sector for all Australians to enjoy.
Serge Valentino, Managing Director, Crusader Caravans comments, “This exciting expansion marks a significant milestone for Crusader Caravans, effectively doubling our production capacity. With sales levels continuously on the rise, the new facility will enable us to scale up significantly and further extend our leadership in manufacturing excellence.”
“We have experienced record sales, with production at our current production site in Epping increasing by 50 per cent year on year and set to continue at a rapid rate. Our national network of exceptional dealers are busier than ever. The growth of our business has also been supported by unprecedented online demand. We are proud to be at the forefront of ecommerce in our sector and offer a great online experience, enabling our customers to view and purchase our new CRV range online,” he adds.
Crusader Caravans partnered with specialist property and supply chain firm TMX to source the site and secure a 10-year lease term.
Nathan Bingham, Director of TMX says, “It’s great to see an Australian business thriving in these times and investing in their current and continued growth. This new facility will enable Crusader Caravans to future-proof their business operations as they grow and help more Australian get back out there and start travelling again.”
The site is expected to be operational in February 2022.