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13 January 2020
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Lippert Components to supply 5700 beds for cruise ships

The LCI RV Europe division of the Lippert Components, Inc (LCI) subsidiary, LCI Italy, is diversifying in to the world of cruise ships with a contract to supply (static) beds to one of the biggest shipyards in the world.

The first batch of 5,700 beds meets an important need to reduce weight with a special design that saves tons of weight (compared to the previous beds) which consequently helps improve the ship’s performance.

Each bed is made of an ultralight aluminum single structure with slatted frames, also in aluminum, and legs for support. The single beds can be joined through a special leg to form double beds.

This is not the first time LCI Italy’s division has gone outside the caravanning sector, as it is already has successfully entered the train sector.

The shipping industry represents an important opportunity for diversification for LCI, which sees this contract as the beginning of a fruitful and lasting collaboration with the French shipyard.

“This agreement allows LCI Italy, already successful in the field of recreational vehicles, to extend its business in the marine sector” – says Michele Checcucci, CEO of LCI RV Europe.

“We are very proud that this customer has chosen our products. The professionalism and quality that we have shown over the years on dry land is now ready to be taken to the sea. The hope is that the next generation of cruise ships will have more and more Lippert Components’ products on board, as beds are not our only specialty,” continued Michele Checcucci.

From over 85 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 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.lippertcomponents.eu.