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3 June 2016
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Erwin Hymer Group acquires the Scandinavian Caravan Nord

Erwin Hymer Group have completed the transaction under which the Erwin Hymer Group has successfully acquired Caravan Nord. With a turnover of more than 1.4 billion Euros, Erwin Hymer Group is Europe’s largest manufacturer of motorhomes and caravans. The group sells more than 35,000 vehicles annually and employs a staff of some 4,700 in its associated companies.


Caravan Nord has been responsible since 1982 to distribute the Erwin Hymer Group brand Dethleffs and later on Sunlight in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. From season 2016/2017 on, Caravan Nord will also be in charge of the EHG brand LMC in Norway and Denmark.
Jan Kasperson will continue to be the General Manager of Caravan Nord. Lars Saabye has decided to retire starting this summer. We would like to thank Mr. Saabye for his more than 30 years of engagement to build up the EHG brands in Scandinavia. With Morton Sonnich Caravan Nord could win an experienced manager who has great knowledge about the region and the caravaning industry. “The strategic acquisition of Caravan Nord allows Erwin Hymer Group to pursue our sustainable international strategy of growth.”, says Jörg Reithmeier, Member of the Board of Erwin Hymer Group AG & Co. KG. “It is our goal to further extend our leading position in Europe and to become a global supplier of high-quality motorhomes and caravans.”, Reithmeier continues.

“We are very much looking forward to our future plans,” says Jan Kasperson, General Manager of Caravan Nord. “Becoming part of Erwin Hymer Group allows us to better utilize strategic chances and to generate demonstrable value for our dealers, both in the short and the long term.” Erwin Hymer Group includes the following motorhome and caravan brands: Bürstner, Carado, Dethleffs, Hymer, Niesmann+Bischoff, Laika, LMC, Roadtrek and Sunlight, McRent (motorhome rental company), Goldschmitt (chassis specialist), Movera (accessories), 3DOG camping (tents).