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Kampa acquired in £50m deal

Sale concludes busy year for growing brand

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Camping and caravanning specialist Kampa, has been acquired by Swedish refrigeration technology firm, Dometic, in a deal believed to be worth around £50m.

Kampa was founded by Mark Lawless and Myles Salmon in 2006  and employs 33 people, with a central warehouse in the Netherlands covering distribution across Europe. 

Earlier this year, Lawless stepped back from the day-to-day running of the company and became chairman with co-founder Salmon taking over as managing director

“We are today the market leader in inflatable awning room and tent technology in the UK, with a clear focus on easy use for our customers. In Dometic we have found an incredibly good home where we can build and accelerate our international expansion,” said Myles Salmon, managing director.

“With the support of Dometic we will continue to operate as normal and are looking forward to an exciting 2019, where we will carry on providing innovate awning and lightweight tent products and accessories to the outdoor leisure industry.”

Juan Vargues, president and CEO of Dometic, added: “I am pleased to welcome Kampa and its employees to Dometic. The acquisition is part of our strategy of strengthening our aftermarket position through complementary products and strong market presence. Kampa complements our product portfolio and strengthens our global offer to make Dometic even more relevant to our current and future customers.”

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