BMPRO to take on US market
BMPRO have just announced they have secured substantial contracts with two of the largest US manufacturers of RVs, Thor Motor Coach and Jayco USA, for 2019.
Whilst BMPRO has been the exclusive partner with local companies such as Jayco, New Age and Concept Caravans for over 10 years, this is an Australian first to see substantial volumes now being exported to the world’s largest RV market.
One of their premiere products, RVMaster, is an RV control and monitoring system for easy management of RV features via a console or an app. The RVMaster monitors water tanks, tyre pressure, doors, windows, temperatures, propane levels and more, while it also controls functions such as lighting, slide-outs, awnings, HVAC, generators and more. The RVMaster has a fixed console panel and also offers the flexibility of performing the same functionality by coupling with an app on the RV user’s own smartphone or tablet.
It has been an exciting journey for BMPRO in adapting its technologies and capabilities learned from the Australian RV market to a product relevant and suitable for US requirements. Its software development team has more than doubled to tackle the project, embracing rapid 3D printing prototyping, advanced Bluetooth technology, new US-centric industry communication protocols, and of course the ability to partner with Cloud-based applications.
A new BMPRO sales and support team has been situated in the heart of the US RV market in Elkhart, Indiana with offices and warehousing now being established. First deliveries for trial installations have been shipped this month with full production expected shortly. Utilising the state-of-the-art facility here in Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia, the modules will continue to be made Down Under.
BMPRO CEO, Louise Bayliss, went on to say: “This is exciting times for BMPRO to now be entering the US market with two huge RV partners who have seen the opportunity to strategically partner with BMPRO to develop and supply a RV control and monitoring system. The RVMaster is flexible in its capabilities and is customisable for each partner, which means that in such a competitive market it gives the manufacturers the ability to differentiate themselves. We don’t want to see our customers locked into a proprietary system – we want them to be able to integrate products from a range of suppliers – BMPRO will stay independent.”
Look out America, the Aussies are coming!