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29 January 2021
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Hymer creates 170 new jobs

As a result of the record sales figures for the German caravanning industry for several years, Hymer is creating 170 new jobs at its production facility in Bad Waldsee in Germany. 

The German caravanning industry exceeded the mark of 100,000 new registrations within a calendar year for the first time in 2020. 

As one of the leading manufacturers in the premium segment, Hymer GmbH & Co. KG has a particularly broad portfolio of motorhomes, camper vans, caravans and custom-fit accessories. The demand in these areas has been rising steadily for several years. 

This is confirmed by the current figures from the Caravaning Industry Association (CIVD): November 2020 was another record month. A total of around 6,000 leisure vehicles were registered in these four weeks of the year alone, an increase of almost 92 percent compared to the same month last year.

In order to meet the increasing demand, especially in the camper van segment, Hymer is now ramping up its production even further. As a result of this adjustment, Hymer will create 170 new jobs for qualified specialists from various areas by the spring, from electricians to automotive mechatronics technicians to joiners. In addition, Hymer can offer regular apprenticeships and is informing interested parties at a virtual stand at the Ravensburg 2021 education fair.

“We are pleased about the great interest in our vehicles. With the additional production capacities, we will be able to react even better and faster to the high demand in the future. It makes us very proud that, especially in such difficult times, we have the opportunity to create new jobs in the region and thus give 170 people a chance. We are at least as happy that we can also offer career starters prospects. We continue to train and have vacancies for the coming year of apprenticeships, ”says Christian Bauer, CEO of Hymer GmbH & Co. KG.

Since it was founded in 1957, Hymer has steadily expanded and modernized its headquarters at Bad Waldsee and is now one of the largest and most important employers in the region.

Hymer GmbH & Co. KG includes the four business areas Hymer Motor Caravans, Hymer Camper Vans, Hymer Original Parts and Eriba Caravans. Hymer GmbH & Co. KG is part of the Erwin Hymer Group SE.

The Erwin Hymer Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Thor Industries, the world’s leading manufacturer of leisure vehicles with over 22,000 employees. 

The Erwin Hymer Group includes the motorhome and caravan brands Buccaneer, Bürstner, Carado, Crosscamp, Compass, Dethleffs, Elddis, Eriba, Etrusco, Hymer, Niesmann + Bischoff, Laika, LMC, Sunlight and Xplore, the motorhome rental companies McRent and rent easy, der Chassis specialist Goldschmitt, the accessories specialist Movera and the travel portal freeontour.