Company History


Odense Bomuldes Industries

The OBI brand originated in the city of Odense in Denmark (The O in OBI). The 'B' stands for Bomuldes (Cotton in Danish) and the 'I'  Industries or Company

  Top holiday tip- Visit Denmark Best Campsites in Europe, Best roads in Europe with no tolls, great Theme Parks for the children, including the original Legoland. BUT don't forget your Scandinavian Camping card. Please get in touch for any advice on visiting Denmark or Sweden.  

 OBI Camping was founded in the UK to sell OBI Tents, Awnings and Trailer Tents, the original owner being related to the directors of the Danish Manufacturing Company.

The company started trading in the front Garden of the original owner and company founder in Rhoose. (Better known as the home of Cardiff Wales Airport )

Demand for its products saw the company move to larger premises in Cowbridge and in June 2015 moved to Bigger and Better premises on Vale Business park, Llandow.. Sadly the original OBI Manufacturing Company no longer exists, but many of there products do.

We regularly get e-mails and phone calls from people asking for parts and instructions for old OBI Products.  

 If you have any literature or Photos of  OBI Tents, Trailer Tents or Awnings we would love to add some images to this page and build up a history of OBI Products


Photos provided by Dr Ian R Smith who bought a OBI Korfu 1300 in 1976 for a touring trip through France to the Pyrenees. 


  Here it is in a field in France and Andorra in '76 (with Triumph Herald)


And here is the tent today, still fully functional in the owners garden