Lippert Components slide-out systems a success at CMT Show in Stuttgart, Germany
Elkhart, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®), a leading supplier of components for recreational vehicles in the United States and Canada, announced today that the semi-integrated Compact Adria SLS that features LCI’s slide-out system won two of the 15 categories of the European Innovation Award at the CMT Show in Stuttgart, Germany. The small Adria motorhome, which features an extendable rear wall that was developed based on LCI’s Euro Slide, won in the categories "Overall Concept Motorhome" and "Layout." According to the European Innovation Award jury made up of journalists from several European RV magazines, the Adria motorhome is "the shortest motorhome (only 5.99 m) with a long-bed solution and complete ergonomics."
The compact Slovenian motorhome wasn’t the only star of the show. The Tabbert Cellini caravan was also very popular because it features an LCI slide-out system. Its success was confirmed by Mauro Degasperi, Export Manager for north and south Europe at Knaus Tabbert Group. "This caravan has been an astounding success both in terms of sales and public interest. People are entranced by the caravan’s roomy feel. The slide-out provides a space like that of a hotel suite,” said Degasperi. “At first we could not even produce the quantities that were requested by the market. Now the Tabbert Cellini caravan is performing very well both in France and in Germany, and we have just shown it in Sweden.”
LCI spent more than two years developing three slide-out systems suited to the needs of the European market: the In-Wall® Slide-Out, the Euro Slide and the Van Slide-Out. "By adding a slide-out system, a vehicle can be shorter and lighter, yet have more than two square meters of extra space," said Larry Revelino, LCI’s Director of International Business Development. "We produce thousands of slide-outs per year and we have a great amount of experience with this product. We developed these systems to meet the requirements of the European market and are very pleased with the success achieved in these first months in Europe."
From over 70 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America and Europe, LCI Industries, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc., supplies, domestically and internationally, a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading OEMs in the recreation and transportation product markets, consisting of recreational vehicles and adjacent industries, including buses; trailers used to haul boats, livestock, equipment, and other cargo; trucks; boats; trains; manufactured homes; and modular housing. The Company also supplies engineered components to the related aftermarkets of these industries primarily by selling to retail dealers, wholesale distributors, and service centers. LCI's products include steel chassis and related components; axles and suspension solutions; slide-out mechanisms and solutions; thermoformed bath, kitchen, and other products; vinyl, aluminum, and frameless windows; manual, electric, and hydraulic stabilizer and leveling systems; entry, luggage, patio, and ramp doors; furniture and mattresses; electric and manual entry steps; awnings and awning accessories; electronic components; appliances; televisions, sound systems, navigation systems, and backup cameras; and other accessories. Additional information about LCI and its products can be found at www.lci1.com.
Lippert Components, Inc.
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514