December '18

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34 • RV PRO • December 2018 rv-pro.com O R I G I N A L E Q U I P M E N T F urrion bills itself as a company focused on luxurious mobility and contemporary living – and its latest addi- tions to its line of kitchen products certainly reflect that. It's not surprising that, with that emphasis on luxury, the company is directing its galley products at high-end coaches. What is a surprise is that Furrion has established a prominent place in that segment of the market in just a few short years and has added several prominent RV manufacturers as clients along the way. From a modest entry into in the RV kitchen market in 2013 supplying ovens and cooktops, the company's line has expanded into full ranges, microwaves, dishwashers, refriger- ators and fireplaces. And with the continued growth of smart technology and demand from its OEM product managers for complete packages, expect to see more cooking at Furrion in the future, according to Chase Healey, Furrion director of specialty vehicle sales. From Power … to Refrigerators Furrion first entered the RV market in 2003 with one of its earliest products: Shore power. Company founders and brothers Aaron and Matt Fidler, along with Steve Bell – all with back- grounds as engineers on luxury yachts – began their company by focusing on shore-power solutions for the marine market. From there, it was a natural step to move into the RV industry, according to Healey, who is based out of Furrion's USA Innovation Center and Institute of Technology (ICIT) in Elkhart, Ind. "The success of the marine range allowed the founders to look for parallel market opportunities," Healey says. "We were Furrion is branching out to offer more products for the kitchen, including refrigerators, dishwashers and microwaves. By K. Schipper RV Chef Collection Expanding

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