Kimberley sets the pace
And last week Kimberley was recognised for its efforts when it took out two big awards at this year’s prestigious Telstra Business Awards. It won the NSWPanasonic Australia Medium Business Award and the AMP Innovation Award.
Telstra Business Group managing director and Telstra Business Awards ambassador Deena Shiff said the judges were impressed by the market leadership the company had demonstrated.
“The Telstra Business Awards applaud and inspire the strength and spirit of Australia’s entrepreneurs, and Kimberley Kampers well deserves its place among the select group of businesses which have been recognised as award winners over the past 17 years,” Ms Shiff said.
“Kimberley Kampers is a successful regional employer which has demonstrated that manufacturing can succeed in Australia.
“The company has an innovative product range, is capable of expansion and has a successful export market. It also embraces new technologies in order to set itself apart from its peers and deliver greater market responsiveness.”
Kimberley Kampers designs, manufactures, markets and distributes camper trailers, off-road caravans, modified long-wheelbase vehicles and roof top tents that are specifically tailored towards the growing baby boomers market.
Bruce Loxton, managing director of Kimberley Kampers, said the company was surprised with how well the innovative product was first received.
“We thought we would sell about 40 to 50 of our new off-road caravans in a year, instead we received 70 orders in the first 60 days, and were inundated with inquiries,” he said.
“Our goal is to help more people travel and discover their country. We see ourselves becoming the largest dedicated off-road recreational accommodation brand in the world.”
Kimberley Kampers will now go forward to be judged against the category winners from other states in the lead-up to the national Telstra Business Award announced in Sydney on August 20.
There is over $400,000 in cash and prizes.
Ms Shiff said Telstra was committed to helping small and medium-sized businesses succeed in today’s challenging and ever-changing environment.