In 1942, Thule Group was founded by the Thulin family, when Erik Thulin, a true lover of the outdoors, put the Thule name on a so called pike fishing trap (a fishing gear) that he designed and began to sell to the fisherman of Scandinavia. It wasn’t long before he added other practical things to his company’s portfolio. Business grew, gaining profitably year after year.
By the 1960s, the company began to concentrate its business on car-related products that would make it easier for people to bring different gear with them. The first ski rack was introduced in 1962. In the 1970s, new product categories were added with the growth of new sports such as alpine skiing and new markets were also opened all over the world (e.g. USA, Japan).
in 2005 Thule Group enters the Recreational Vehicle Product category by acquiring Omnistor, Europe's leading provider of bike carriers and awnings for RVs.
Thule Group has an annual tradition of donating backpacks and school supplies to the children of Casa de la Esperanza, an award-winning housing program for migrant farm workers and their families in the US. Since 2010, Thule Group has been the main sponsor of RBU, Sweden’s National Association for Disabled Children and Adolescents.
In 2018 Thule Group acquires Tepui Tents, a leading North American Roof Top Tent company
Today, Thule are the leading supplier of Motorhome, Caravan and Campervan awnings and offer a huge range with different shapes and colours to suit your leisure vehicle. Thule awnings have a timeless design where looks and functionality meet to provide you with the ultimate pleasure and comfort. Thule Omnistor retractable awnings are available with a manual wind-out or with an optional electrical motor and come in sizes starting from 1.95m, ranging up to 6m so there’s sure to be one that fits your van.
Perfect Awnings specialises in supplying the award winning Thule Awnings with their unique two-year warranty, as they are the best on the market.