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Hymer AG
Industry Recreational vehicles
Founded 1923
Founder Erwin Hymer & Erich Bachem
Headquarters Bad Waldsee, Germany
Area served
Europe
Products Motorhomes, Caravans
Revenue €2,780 million (2011/2012)[1]
€859 million (2011/2012)[1]
Number of employees
2,600 (2010/2011)
Website Hymer (English)
Hymermobil B SL
Hymermobil B SL
Eriba Triton
Eriba Triton

Hymer AG is a motorhome and caravan manufacturer, located in Bad Waldsee, Germany. One of the largest manufacturers of motorhomes and caravans in Europe, the listed company Hymer AG owns the brands: Burstner; Carado; Sunlight; Etrusco; Elddis; Hymer; Laika; LMC; Niesmann + Bischoff; Dethleffs; Eriba; Roadtrek; as well as camping equipment wholesale Movera.[2] In February 2017 it acquired The Explorer Group based in Consett, UK adding the Elddis, Buccaneer, Compass and Xplore brands to its portfolio.

History

Alfons Hymer, the father of Erwin Hymer, had operated a repair shop in Bad Waldsee since 1923. In 1956, Erich Bachem made the first caravan to a customer order, and in 1957 designer Erwin Hymer created the prototype "Eriba" range, the original Trolls.

As a result, that same year the two formed the new distribution company Hymer AG, and in 1958 the company began production of the Eriba-Troll range, which is still in production today. The first Hymer motorhome was produced in 1961, the Caravano.

During the mid-1960s, Dornier Flugzeugwerke and Hymer developed the Dornier Delta II, a development of the earlier Zündapp Janus. The vehicle could carry up to six passengers and offered two sleeping places for camping, but was never developed beyond the prototype stage. However, from 1971, serial production of motorcaravans started under the Hymer brand.

In 1980, the Hymer and Eriba companies formally merged, before also merging with Dethleffs and TEC to form CMC. Since 1990, the company became publicly traded. In 1995, the company became the first caravan manufacturer to become ISO 9001 certified.

In 1996, Hymer took over Niesmann + Bischoff GmbH, and in 1998 added Burstner. In the same year the camping accessories wholesaler Movera was founded. In 2000, Hymer AG acquired the Italian motorhome manufacturer Laika. The 100,000th leisure vehicle left the factory in October 2004. In 2005/6 Hymer and Dethleffs established of Capron Ltd., which distributes vehicles under the Carado and Sunlight brands.

On 29 October 2011, the €17 million Erwin Hymer Museum opened in Bad Waldsee.[3][4][5]

In 2016, Hymer acquired North American manufacturer Roadtrek.[6] In 2018, Thor Industries acquired Hymer.[7]

Current

In financial year 2010/2011, Hymer Group turned over €792 million, with a workforce of 2,600 creating 14,243 motorhomes and 6,317 caravans. The Hymer Group operates from factories in:

  • German: Bad Waldsee, Polch, Kehl and iS Neustadt
  • France: Wissembourg
  • Italy: Val di Pesa Tavarnelle
  • Canada: Kitchener, Ontario

Brands

  • Bürstner
  • Carado RVs[8]
  • Dethleffs
  • Eriba: caravans under the sub-brands Troll, Puck, Touring, Nova and Triton
  • Hymer RVs[9]
  • Laika Caravans
  • Niesmann & Bischoff
  • Roadtrek RVs[10]
  • Sunlight RVs[11]
  • T.E.C.
  • 3Dog
  • Movera (accessories)

References

  • Monika Schramm: Auf Traumstraßen zu Sehnsuchtsorten, in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, 6. November 2011, Seite V 8

External links

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