'We look forward
to supporting the industry'
Peak caravanning body partners with DLL
Mr Lamont (left) welcomes Mr Foster into the partnership
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AUSTRALIA'S peak body for the nation's caravan
industry has formed a partnership with DLL.
The Caravan Industry Association of Australia said it welcomed the leading
global vendor finance company to its National Industry Sponsor family.
The association and DLL's Commercial Finance Business Unit would work
together to bring awareness of DLL's floorplan financing solutions to RV
and caravan manufacturers and dealers, it explained.
Headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, DLL is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Rabobank Group, with a portfolio of over €35Bn.
"Not only do they help finance some of the world's largest RV companies,
but many of us also benefit unknowingly from DLL with your photocopier or
computer software potentially supported through a DLL finance solution,"
the association said.
Its chief executive Stuart Lamont was "excited"
by the relationship, which would aim to increase exposure of the DLL brand
to the Australian caravanning and camping industry in return for financial
He said it would continue to allow the association to deliver on its core
pillars of marketing, advocacy, research, and compliance and
"The more we investigated the finance products available to industry
businesses through DLL, the more excited we became," he said.
"Whether it was floorplan for RV product, or customised chattel finance
solutions for the likes of manufacturing equipment, golf carts or fleet
vehicles through to cabin financing for caravan holiday parks, DLL can
provide financing solutions for our wide range of industry sectors."
DLL has more than 50 years of global industry experience and has been
heavily involved in the agricultural sector within Australia for over 25
'Strongly expanded its
worldwide RV exposure'
In recent years, it has strongly expanded
its worldwide RV exposure and
is committed to growing the local RV portfolio in Australia and New
DLL's country sales manager of commercial finance Daniel Foster is already
very familiar with the Australian RV market and is "excited and
passionate" about helping grow the sector even further.
"The market is changing rapidly and so too is the need for innovative and
customised financing solutions to allow to keep up," he said.
He recognised that in today's world, finance companies needed to be more
than just a transactional partner, and was keen to build genuine and
sustainable business partnerships.
"The Australian RV industry is very much a growth sector in the Australian
economy, and we are very excited by its continued prospects," Mr Foster
"We look forward to growing with the industry and supporting it, starting
with our partnership with Caravan Industry Association of Australia."
One RV company already benefitting from their DLL relationship is Apollo
Tourism and Leisure.
Chief executive and managing director Luke Trouchet said his company liked
"Rather than just helping us with some of our financing, the company has
the ability to be that all-encompassing partner to us," he explained.
"Since DLL has come onboard, we have been extremely impressed with their
service and offering."
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