LCI To Showcase At Dusseldorf Caravan Salon
In September 2013, Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI) hired Director of International Business Development Larry Revelino. Since then, the company has been steadily developing its international presence by attending international RV and caravan trade shows, meeting with OEMs, distributors and suppliers, and adjusting and testing product designs to meet the unique needs of non-U.S. markets.
This September, LCI will be showcasing its RV products and collaborating with several key vendors at one of the largest caravan and motorhome shows in the world, the Caravan Salon 2014 show in Dusseldorf, Germany, according to a written announcement from the company, based in Elkhart, Ind.. LCI will debut its patented In-Wall Slide-Out System on several European motorhome and caravan brands at the show. LCI also plans to display bonded windows and leveling systems.
“In the recent months, Larry Revelino and our operations teams have worked diligently to strengthen our international partnerships and show our potential customers that we are committed to their markets and supply needs,” said LCI CEO Jason Lippert. “We’ve already initiated some new foundational relationships overseas and taken our core products to several potential customers. Our presence at the Dusseldorf show will help us pursue further growth and show our commitment to the European caravan and motorhome market.”
In June, LCI announced that its new partner Coast to Coast Caravan & Leisure would be the exclusive distributor of LCI’s In-Wall Slide-Out systems and other products in Australia and New Zealand. Also in June, the company announced Shanghai Yixin Trading Co. Ltd. will distribute LCI RV and trailer products in China as an exclusive distributor to those markets. Shanghai Yixin Trading showcased LCI products for the first time at the “All in Caravanning” show at the Beijing Exhibition Center the same month.
Revelino said new relationships with international OEMs, distributors and suppliers have brought LCI a better understanding of international customers’ values, product requirements and unique local dynamics. “We have interacted with new and existing customers on four continents and more than a dozen countries this year,” said Revelino. “We have been present at five international trade shows thus far and gathered valuable feedback from hundreds of consumers and manufacturers about our extensive line of products. We feel there is potential for us to supply a wide range of products to these markets like we do in the United States.”
The company also has plans to display products at the Motorhome & Caravan Show in Birmingham, U.K., in October, the China International Recreational Vehicles and Camping Exhibition 2014 in Shanghai, China, in December, and the CMT Holiday Exhibition Show in Stuttgart, Germany, in January.