Winnebago Industries Recognized as #1 Motorhome Manufacturer
-- VOLUME GROWTH OVER TWICE THE INDUSTRY --
FOREST CITY, Iowa, Feb. 14, 2013
FOREST CITY, Iowa, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Winnebago Industries, Inc.
(NYSE:WGO), a leading United States (U.S.) recreation vehicle manufacturer,
has been recognized by Statistical Surveys, Inc., a retail reporting service
in Grand Rapids, Mich., as the top performing motorhome manufacturer with
both the largest volume and the largest overall growth in motorhome retail
registrations during calendar 2012. In the U.S. motorhome retail registration
report issued yesterday for December of 2012, Winnebago Industries was listed
as the top selling manufacturer for Class A and Class C motorhomes in calendar
2012, with market share of 20.6% compared to 19.0% for calendar 2011.
Winnebago Industries' volume growth was 16.1% above retail registrations
during calendar 2011 compared to industry growth of 7.3%.
In the U.S. Class A market segment, Winnebago Industries is also the
top-selling market leader with 22.2% for calendar 2012. In addition, the
Company also led the U.S. Class A gas market segment with 24.2% market share,
grew U.S. Class A diesel market share to 19.4% and U.S. Class C market share
to 18.5% for calendar 2012.
"We are passionate about developing and delivering innovative new products of
the highest quality backed by best-in-class support after the sale," said
Winnebago Industries Vice President of Sales and Product Management Scott
Degnan. "These dynamic retail statistics both confirm and continue to fuel
that drive. Thanks to our industry leading and loyal dealer network along with
the hard work of our employees, we are establishing new, higher benchmarks for
ourselves. We congratulate our dedicated employees and our strong dealer
partners in achieving this top selling position. We will continue to work
diligently to develop exciting new products and to provide industry-leading
support for our dealers and retail customers."
About Winnebago Industries
Winnebago Industries, Inc., "The Most Recognized Name in Motorhomes^®", is a
leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles, which are used primarily in
leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company builds quality
motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheel products under the Winnebago,
Itasca, Era and SunnyBrook brand names. Winnebago Industries has received the
Quality Circle Award from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association every
year since the award's inception in 1996. The Company's common stock is
listed on the New York and Chicago Stock Exchanges and traded under the symbol
WGO. Options for the Company's common stock are traded on the Chicago Board
Options Exchange. For access to Winnebago Industries' investor relations
material or to add your name to an automatic email list for Company news
releases, visit, http://www.winnebagoind.com/investor.html.
For more information, contact: Sheila Davis
SOURCE Winnebago Industries, Inc.
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