CMT holiday exhibition sets the trend for 2017

Group // Press release

published on 23.01.2017 at 12:30 pm

A successful start to the year – the season opens with record results.

Jandelsbrunn/Stuttgart – 22. January 2017. There are many paths to success. The team from Knaus Tabbert was also extremely successful at this year’s CMT holiday exhibition. The company from Jandelsbrunn once again reported significant gains over the nine‐day event. On average, year‐on‐year sales increases were in the solid double‐digit range. The camper vans performed particularly well because Knaus Tabbert also presented very attractive models in this segment with the SAINT & SINNER study based on the VW Crafter, and the SAINT & SINNER production model based on the proven Ducato. However, motorhomes and caravans also experienced a welcome and significant sales boost.

The event itself also reported growth with 235,000 visitors, many of whom visited Hall 5 (camper vans) and the exclusive Knaus Tabbert Hall 2 (motorhomes and caravans).  This was also reflected by the keen interest among customers. „We are keeping our foot firmly planted on the accelerator. Sentiment is exceptional, we have the right products and services, and customers are in a buying mood. Compared with the same period last year, we achieved very pleasing increases in sales every day‟, says sales and marketing director Gerd Adamietzki of the sensational trade fair performance. Chairman Wolfgang Speck adds: „The Stuttgart trade fair is an important bellwether for the coming season and the industry as a whole – and we have had a breath‐taking start. For us, the outlook is extremely positive and we want to achieve further growth this year.‟ 

This year’s industry event also saw Knaus Tabbert display plenty of new models, such as the KNAUS SPORT with its large panoramic Skyroof window over the front seating area. TABBERT unveiled the ROSSINI FINEST EDITION – a fully‐equipped premium caravan. WEINSBERG once again generated an enthusiastic customer response, particularly with the Caravan CaraTwo and the partially integrated CaraCompact EDITION [PEPPER] motorhome. There were additional offers for our customers from the on‐line fan shops of KNAUS, TABBERT, WEINSBERG and T@B, as well as the successful RENT AND TRAVEL service, which makes caravanning very straightforward for newcomers in particular.

Selected highlights:

KNAUS

  • SAINT & SINNER Crafter – a tempting proposition.
  • SAINT & SINNER based on the Ducato.
  • KNAUS SÜDWIND – „mirrored‟ layouts and Skyroof panoramic windows.

WEINSBERG

  • CaraCompact EDITION [PEPPER] is also retained in the 2017 range.
  • CaraTwo – the top‐selling caravan in the range.

TABBERT

  • ROSSINI FINEST EDITION the complete caravan from TABBERT

RENT AND TRAVEL

  • More than 185 „BEST Reisen‟ travel agents throughout Germany.

Knaus Tabbert GmbH is a leading manufacturer of leisure vehicles in Europe. The company’s headquarters are located in Jandelsbrunn, Germany. Additional sites include Mottgers in Hesse (Germany) and Nagyoroszi in Hungary. With its brands KNAUS, TABBERT, T@B, WEINSBERG and RENT AND TRAVEL, the company achieved sales in excess of €410 million in fiscal year 2016. The company employs a staff of about 1,560 and built approximately 16,366 caravans and motorhomes.

About Knaus Tabbert

Knaus Tabbert GmbH is a leading manufacturer of leisure vehicles in Europe. The company’s headquarters are located in Jandelsbrunn, Germany. Additional sites include Mottgers in Hessen (Germany) as well as Schlüsselfeld (Germany) and Nagyoroszi in Hungary. With its brands KNAUS, TABBERT, T@B, WEINSBERG, MORELO and RENT AND TRAVEL, the company achieved sales in excess of €720 million in fiscal year 2018. With its staff of about 2,903, the company manufactured 23,643 caravans and motorhomes in 2018.

Media relations

Stefan V. Diehl
Knaus Tabbert GmbH
Helmut‐Knaus‐Str. 1
D‐94118 Jandelsbrunn
Phone: +49 8583 21 – 300
Fax: +49 8583 21 – 550
E‐Mail: s.diehl@knaustabbert.de


Nicole Schindler
Knaus Tabbert GmbH
Helmut‐Knaus‐Str. 1
D‐94118 Jandelsbrunn
Phone: +49 8583 21 – 396
Fax: +49 8583 21 – 550
E‐Mail: n.schindler@knaustabbert.de