Actco-Pickering Metal Industries (APMI), Australia P/L has announced their subsidiary business, Pioneer Camper Trailers is on the market for immediate sale. Actco-Pickering Metal Industries announced the plan today, including its intention to cease manufacturing of the Pioneer camper trailer range operations this month.
The decision to sell the business and cease manufacturing was driven by increasingly challenging market conditions and the organisation’s aggressive growth plans for their other leading brands: Ridgeback Service Bodies and APMI Contracting, which have significantly grown their footprint.
“Given the significant growth across our other business units and increased demands for service bodies and rail and defence solutions, we decided that manufacturing camper trailers is no longer a strategic fit for our rapidly-evolving business.” said Hymie Jechilevsky, CEO Actco-Pickering Metal Industries.
“We remain committed to our long history of serving Australian customers with the very best products that deliver cutting edge technology and premium workmanship. Given the changing dynamics of the camper trailer and caravan industry, a number of business scenarios were reviewed to determine the future focus for APMI’s Australian Business.” said Jechilevsky.
Pioneer will cease manufacturing the range of camper trailers, including the acclaimed, award winning, Mitchell camper trailer, at their South Dandenong, Victoria production facility on 30th March 2018. Pioneer Warranty and Servicing will continue to be fulfilled at the South Dandenong production facility.