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The Hymer founder Passed Away

Mr. Erwin Hymer, founder and chairman of the caravan and motorhome empire for 50 years died on 11 April. In 1956, Erwin Hymer made the acquaintance of Erich Bachern who had built his own caravan, one that was quite different from all of the others. He began a construction programme and found in Erwin Hymer a very exacting partner. In 1958 the pair negotiated a contract and made the first caravan to order. The Hymer company, which evolved out of the family metalworking and repair business, had started constructing caravans.
In 1960 they made a first attempt to move into building motorcaravans but the time was not yet ripe for this innovation.

In 1966, 10,000 caravans rolled off the production line.
In 1968 the production plant was gutted by a huge fire, but within months a new factory was built and in 1972 Hymer unveiled the Hymermobil 550 motorhome at the Essen Caravan Salon. Countless models and lines followed.
The Hymer Museum was opened in 2011, the crowning glory of a lifetime devoted to pioneering and popularizing mobile holidays . Erwin Hymer, known for his creative energy, will live on in our memory and will be forever associated with the camping, caravanning and motorhome industry. 
Source: FICC Secretariat

There is a nice Hymer museum in Bad Walsee, the home town of the founder. If you are going to Germany is worth to visit it.
Address:
Robert-Boschstr. 7
88339 Bad Waldsee