Zone RV’s new $8m facility opens on the Sunshine Coast
Zone RV’s new $8m facility has opened in Coolum Business Park on the Sunshine Coast, incorporating a factory, showroom and service centre.
The purpose-built facility includes is the fourth home for the rapidly expanding RV manufacturer.
Zone RV has grown from a start-up in 2015 to now employing more than 90 staff and bringing nearly $40 million to the Sunshine Coast economy.
Company Co-Director, Matt Johns, said Zone RV’s new $8m facility would enable the brand to improve its efficiencies into the future, with plans to expand internationally and diversify its product range. He says the Sunshine Coast is the ideal place to realise those goals.
“The Sunshine Coast a great place to grow our business and we are thankful for strong industry development support from council through networking, advice, information, and linkages to Government programs and supply chain assistance,” Mr Johns said.
Zone RV says it supports a local supply chain that includes 12 Sunshine Coast businesses, with another 12 across the state of Queensland. It says the remainder of its components are sourced from national suppliers.
“Zone RV uses the highest quality third party products including local and Queensland suppliers incorporating innovative suspension systems, lithium batteries, and battery management systems, injecting a further $10 million a year into the local South-East Queensland economy,” Mr Johns said.
Sunshine Coast Council Economic Development Portfolio Councillor, Steve Robinson, congratulated the company on its growth.
“Zone RV has taken the traditional caravanning experience and incorporated advanced technology from the marine and aeronautical industries to create a product with exceptional water, energy and insulation management,” Cr Robinson said.
“This expansion allows the business to gain greater efficiencies and capabilities so they can further innovate to meet the excellence demands and expectations of the national market.”
Zone RV uses composite structures and what it calls ‘cutting-edge clean technologies’, which the brand says enables it to construct caravans that are lighter, stronger and safer than those made with traditional manufacturing methods.