Sustainability and responsibility

Working together towards a better future - for nature and the people who love it!

Holidays spent in a motorhome, caravan, camper van, or CUV are inextricably linked with experiencing the natural environment. Environmental protection and sustainability are therefore both an obligation and a matter of course for Knaus Tabbert. On the one hand, it is important that our production processes conserve resources and are sustainable, and on the other hand that we help through innovations to put low‐emission vehicles on the road that meet the latest environmental standards.

We are working intensively to make the recreational vehicle of the future even more lightweight, quieter, safer and eco‐friendlier. More than 100 employees are busy investigating new materials and technologies in our Research and Development departments.

Knaus Tabbert focuses on sustainability

"Looking to the future, we view our approach to sustainability as a continuous journey towards becoming better and integrating sustainability along the entire value chain, starting with production and the materials used through to end‐of‐life. By working together with all our employees, suppliers, dealers and partners, we wish to lead the way in making the motorhome market of the future as sustainable as possible. In this way, we are laying the foundation for the long‐term success of Knaus Tabbert and our five iconic brands."

Wolfgang Speck, CEO

We take responsibility

Sustainability Report of Knaus Tabbert AG

Our actions have an impact on the environment and society. For this reason, we strive to integrate climate and environmental protection along with social considerations increasingly into our corporate strategy and to maintain the highest level of governance within the company.

Some current examples of our sustainability strategy

Energy consumption & generation

Facility management

In the spring of 2023, a new factory building was constructed at the production site in Jandelsbrunn. Right from the planning stage, Knaus Tabbert carefully examined various options that would allow for maximum sustainability. The air conditioning of the hall is provided by heat pumps and an absorption chiller, which are fed from regenerative sources such as green electricity and wood‐fired heating.

In addition, Knaus Tabbert aims to generate 10% of the electrical energy consumed at the various Group locations itself by 2030. To achieve this goal, a 700 kWp PV system was commissioned at the Jandelsbrunn site in the spring of 2023, with the result that the proportion of self‐generated electricity across the Group now stands at approximately 7%.

Our developments for a brighter future

Sustainable innovations

We are working vigorously on developing low‐emission vehicles and are consistently pressing ahead with the topic of lightweight construction for the benefit of electromobility and reduced fuel consumption. Today, our motorhomes and caravans are already some of the lightest in the industry. Innovations such as the KNAUS FoldXPand rear design, the dyonic chassis or our FibreFrame technology are paving the way to the future here.

With the E.POWER DRIVE study, the first electric motorhome from Knaus Tabbert rolled off the production line in 2021 in cooperation with HWA. In 2023, we launched the KNAUS YASEO, the first caravan for e‐mobility.

The Knaus Tabbert Academy

Sustainable training and professional development

The Knaus Tabbert Academy was opened in 2020 on an area of over 1,000 square metres to provide apprentices and skilled workers with opportunities for training and professional development at the highest level. Since then, almost every employee attends it at least once a year.

In addition to administrative and technical training programmes, courses are also offered on data protection, first aid, driving safety, quality assurance and much more. New processes and Academy content are developed through a close exchange with assembly line and plant managers as well as with the Quality Assurance department.