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22 June 2020
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Eugen Seitz, creator of Seitz RV window blinds and Heki rooflight, has died

The man that created Seitz window blinds and flyscreens and the popular Heki rooflight that have been fitted to most new caravans and motorhomes for almost 40 years, Eugen Seitz, has passed away at the age of 76.

Eugen Seitz first developed the window blinds and flyscreens after finding mosquitos and flies a problem on a camping holiday. He developed the concept for the blinds himself, and since their launch in the early 1980’s, they have become a huge success with the vast majority of all new caravans and motorhomes still fitted with them today.

His company grew quickly and had over 400 employees at three different production facilities before he sold the family-owned Seitz business to Dometic 20 years ago in 2000. According to reports, Eugen Seitz was still developing patents for RV products in 2020.

©photo courtesy of Deutsches Caravaning Institut