Carry Me Camper History
They knew the company, their products and the positive reputation earned for manufacturing a rugged, practical range of slide on campers. The purchase was a perfect fit for the Jackson group ensuring continuity for their workforce.
Being avid campers themselves, with a love of the Australian Outback, Wayne and Marg were confident that they could continue, and grow, the strong relationships and trust that the market had in Candy Canvas.
Jacksons Australia: A Regional Success Story
Wayne and Marg began their engineering fabrication business at Bow Hill in 1991, relocated to their current Murray Bridge site in 1999.
2003 saw the factory floor space double in size.
In 2009, they established and opened a 4×4 accessory/ARB off-road store, which quickly became the most successful operating 4×4 store in the Murraylands.
The 2014 acquisition of Carry-Me-Camper, ensured the Jacksons group remained a significant Murraylands employer and strong contributor to the local economy.
Wayne and Marg Jackson along with key staff have worked hard to diversify their business and mitigate many of the risks associated with manufacturing in regional Australia.
‘One of the comforting components of JA (Jacksons Australia)’, says Wayne, ’is that our business base extends throughout Australia. We have well established repeat markets in SA and interstate, and are experiencing solid growth Australia wide with the revamped Carry-Me-Camper range’.
For all of their successes, Wayne and Margaret Jackson have not forgotten their employees, customers, supporters, friends and associates who have all contributed in varying ways to what Jacksons Australia is today.
Jacksons Australia proudly remains a family business that is highly regarded for its quality products, employment stability and strong community involvement. They are also passionate supporters of local youth, offering numerous work experience opportunities, traineeships and apprenticeships.