The OPUS Story
Like many great things it started with a conversation over a cup of coffee.
The story begins in the offices of our parent company, Purple Line, one of the leading manufacturers of caravan accessories such as manoeuvring aids and levelling aids. Director Jonathan and Product Design Manager Stuart discussed the fact that the number of potential customers of the wonderful products is less than 1% of the population.
Surely, they thought, there are many more people out there who love to travel and want the freedom to just pack up and go, but just don't want caravans? Let's face it, caravans aren't exactly "cool"; they leave little to the imagination and don't inspire dreams of adventure (more likely images of outdated curtains and creepy towing experiences). Plus, they're big and need to be stored year-round.
In contrast, the tents seem to have few luxuries. You're too close to the ground, and they feel a bit makeshift. What they needed was a "canvas caravan" - something roomy, comfortable and fully equipped that folds neatly into a compact and easy-to-tow trailer.
This conversation soon led to sketches (and more coffee). Enthusiasm grew. Sketches became prototypes. Prototypes went into production, and the rest, as they say, is history. And not a cheesy curtain in sight.
"Perfect for those looking for more luxury, but still prefer tent fabric, to a hermetically sealed box."