Echo - The Story

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The Echo 4x4 journey began in 1984 in South Africa and has developed into a modern successful business in the off road camper trailer, caravan and 4wd industry. The business today builds and markets its products in Africa, Europe, and Australia and soon also on the North American continent.

This dynamic industry leader has built over 10,000 trailers to date and continues to be highly regarded as a manufacturer of tough, durable and innovative offroad products. These products are also renowned for holding their value and are eagerly sought after in the second hand market should one become available.

The Company Echo4x4 South Africa is owned and managed by Willie and Rochelle Grobler and supported by a team of over 200 employees. Willie, an aircraft engineer and ex rally driver supported by Rochelle, who has extensive experience in marketing and business management have developed this business which now incorporates National Tent & Sails (NTS) into a well-regarded organisation.

The business markets quality off road camper trailers, caravans, crossovers, tents, canvas products, 4wd accessories, quad bikes and jet skis. The premises in Centurion between Johannesburg and Pretoriahas a 4wd fitment centre, a 4wd shop, café and showroom as well as the steel fabrication, paint shop its own powder coating facillity and assembly lines. State of the art equipment such as Robot welders, Laser cutting and CAD (computer aided design), CNC(computer numerical control) and CAM (computer aided manufacturing) is utilised. 

The canvas products are manufactured by National Tent & Sails wholly owned subsidiary of Echo 4x4 who has been supplying quality products including military products for over 40 years.  NTS not only manufactures canvas products for the camper trailer and caravan products but also tents and canvas products ranging from a cutlery bag up to large permanently mounted safari tents.