Actco-Pickering Metal Industries (APMI has announced their subsidiary business, Pioneer Campers, is on the market for immediate sale. Hymie Jechilevsky, CEO Actco-Pickering stated “The sale of Pioneer is a critical element of our strategic business expansion and continued transformation of our Australian business. The sale will enable improved business efficiency, focus and profitability of the organisation’s leading brands; Ridgeback Service Bodies and APMI Contracting. These brands continue to represent our specialised expertise in all aspects of high quality metal fabrication, engineering solutions and bespoke commercial products. The sale of Pioneer Campers and the APMI restructure will be a very positive outcome for our customers and our business.”
Pioneer will cease manufacturing camper trailers at their South Dandenong, Victoria production facility on 31th March 2018. Warranty and Servicing will continue to be fulfilled at the site.
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.