23 June 2020
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Bernd Wuschack: Carthago is confident the Dusseldorf show will be successful

Bernd Wuschack, the CEO of Carthago, the premium German motorhome brand, has told AboutcampBtoB that he thinks this year’s Caravan Salon Düsseldorf will still be a success.

Why is it important for you to still participate in the Caravan Salon?

For us there is no comparable alternative to present the multitude of new models from Carthago and Malibu in a spectrum similar to that at the CSD (Caravan Salon Düsseldorf). In addition, the Messe Düsseldorf has developed a practicable protection and hygiene concept that protects everyone involved (staff and visitors) and yet impairs sales as little as possible. So, that’s why we are confident, despite the circumstances, it will be an exciting, interesting and successful caravan salon.

What are your expectations from this year’s show? 

The most important thing is that everyone comes home healthy. Furthermore, we want to have as many positive sales conversations and deals as possible at the CSD. It is also important to mark the start of the new model year and to start into the new model year as positively as possible.

Did the Covid emergency have an important impact on your business and what do you forecast in the upcoming future? 

Of course, the corona pandemic put an end to our positive development at the beginning of the year. Some or all of the markets in Europe have come to a standstill.

For the domestic market, we assume a so-called “V” scenario: means that after a steep decline and a very short dry spell, the recovery will be over after a short time.

For the export markets, we assess the development somewhat differently and see more of a “U” scenario. Until the rise returns, the bottom will be more pronounced after the decline.

Nevertheless despite the certainly huge impact of the crisis, we are therefore looking to a positive future development.