First published back in 2013.
We make some pretty funky outdoor stuff for definite. Started 3 years ago when I left the employment of others we started designing and dreaming up things which would make being in the outdoors even more fun.
There are now 9 of us in the team and we’re growing all the time.
As well as from the camping world we also have people in the team from clothing and from marketing. We’re always looking at what we can develop or what we can make that’s not out there already. This has led us down some different paths but we’re always up for exploring new ideas.
Our exposure on social media has helped (21,000 followers on Twitter) as we get great feedback from friends and followers.
We’re really well known for Melamine sets. We design and then produce some fantastic melamine designs for people who want something contemporary and cool. Our Berrow Hill melamine set is sold across the world now and has been featured in a lot of media, as well as winning a number of awards. It’s a great set which depicts camping, caravanning, outdoor wildlife and tree! Following from Berrow Hill we launched Bewdley which is made for the gardener.
Recently, we launched our EAT OUT set. This has gone crazy. For once we wanted to put together a set where everything in the box was different. So, the person who buys the EAT OUT melamine set gets 16 different products – 8 plates, 4 bowls and 4 mugs but all with different etchings across them.
Every one loves EAT OUT, which recently featured in Jamie Olivers magazine.
Away from Melamine we make tents.
Again we don’t do boring stuff.
Our family range of tents features cool three colour designs and special design features made for families. We’ve won awards in the national press 2 years running now for tent design and work with several festivals. Our new Cocoons won Festival Tent of the Year for the Four Berth and with features such as the removable panel and darker sleeping areas we weren’t surprised.
We camp all the time so these tents get a lot of testing and we tweak them a lot before launching.
2015 see’s the launch of our Martley 2.0 and Wichenford 2.0 tents. More on these in the coming months.
One product we didn’t see coming straight away was the Pop Up Beach Hut. This fantastic full size Beach Hut you can take anywhere with you! It comes in a 80cm bag and all you have to do is take it to the beach – open it up and voila! You have somewhere to chill and keep the kids out of the sun.
We have become well known for our Beach Hut and again, it’s been seen on a lot of TV and in a lot of magazines. We’ve also had some great emails and photos from people who’ve found all sorts of crazy uses for them. Most recently it’s been a regular feature on Lorraine in Benidorm.
OLPRO have also become famous (in our own bath water) for making some pretty fancy chemicals including Bottom & Top PLUS which is an all in one toilet chemical and rinse, highly concentrated, and in a measuring bottle – so for campers and caravanners alike you need only take one small bottle away with you – rather than two huge bottles. It saves money, time, space and effort.
And if all that wasn’t enough we also make sleeping bags, windbreaks, tent pegs, bags and covers for all sorts of camping accessories, awning carpet, tent carpets, lighting and accessories for caravans.
And finally in 2014/ 2015 we have become the exclusive distributor of the Happy Camper range of accessories from Unikia in the UK and for the SAFIRE Roaster. These are two very OLPRO ranges of products, the first from Norway and SAFIRE from South Africa.
You can see the full range of OLPRO at http://www.olpro.co.uk and we have links to both our retailers and to those people who offer the ranges online.
Because we’re pretty funky we only sell to like minded people so there are lots of places you can’t buy our products. If you need to find somewhere then email us or call us and we will be very happy to help. We do supply over 150 retailers and many with multiple stores so we should find someone near you.
If you want to sell our products then contact us too and we’ll he happy to talk further about what we do and the support we can give retailers.