Originally known as Universal Caravans and Coachbuilders when the company launched in 1990, UCC Motorhomes specialises in two-, four-, five- and six-berth motorhomes, catering for motorhome rental companies and consumers, alike. Being a family owned business, it has taken a quite a different tack to its competitors.
"We purposely don't sell through a dealer network," said UCC Motorhomes' Managing Director, Rob Floris. "Instead, we insist that all our customers and potential customers deal with us directly. This way, we know that they're being looked after and that their needs are being met."
Outside of offering a variety of services and support, including giving you the ability to customise design your own motorhome, the Christchurch-based company takes that even further.
"We offer free domestic flights – within New Zealand – to customers to come and check out the factory, meet us in person and get to know how we work. Also, we do a national roadshow twice a year. Our customers don't even need to leave the comfort of their own homes – we go to them and take them through our motorhomes in person. They just love it."
Traditionally, UCC Motorhomes built its motorhomes on a truck-based chassis. It still does, to a degree. But given that customers have increasingly been looking for a van-based model that drives more like a car, the company has turned to Mercedes-Benz Cab Chassis to complement its rental-focused models.