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How we got to who we are today

An insight in a brand history of 50 years.

From the past directly to the future. The KNAUS Schwalbennest seeks to fulfil holiday dreams. KNAUS has for nearly 30 years motorhomes and ist by now KNAUS is one of the most successful brand of the industry. But we don´t forget our roots. The first KNAUS motorhome KNAUS SKY TRAVELLER is still in our range. 

1960

The roll out of the successful history continues. Helmut Knaus established KNAUS in Marktbreit in franc.

 

1961

The KNAUS Schwalbennest is introduced – compact, comfortable and light.

 

1962

An icon is born. The KNAUS SÜDWIND makes its début.

 

1970

Time for higher capacities and a new headquarter. Our main factory arises.

 

1973

The reward for his courage and pioneer spirit. Helmut Knaus receives the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

 

1985

The business quickly gathers momentum. This is now also clearly reflected by the new logo.

 

1988

The TRAVELLER is the first KNAUS motorhome and in Promobil the „motorhome of the year‟.

 

1996

With the Travel‐Liner we have a new integrated motorhome in our range. With great success.

 

2004

The SUN TI with its large panoramic roof is a great inspiration for a brand‐new type of vehicle.

 

2005

A genuine success story begins. Finally, there is a camper van in KNAUS quality.

 

2006

Successful cooperation with ADAC: Germany’s biggest renter network arises.

 

2010

50 years has passed. In the meanwhile KNAUS is one of the most successful producer of leisure vehicles.

 

2011

On the anniversary date, the Schwalbennest makes a comeback – in a limited edition of 150 units.

 

2012

The SKY I introduce a new generation of integrated motorhomes and inspire in matters of function and design.

 

2013

Optimistic spirit at KNAUS: With our Caravisio concept, a new era is launched.

 

2013

Another great jubilee: We celebrate 25 very successful years of KNAUS motorhomes.

 

2015

After a few years without liners we are back in luxury segment with our new KNAUS SUN I.

 

2016

Lightweight construction alone is not enough for us: We want a revolution. TRAVELINO 2.0 goes into production.

 

2016

SKY TI: Germany’s best selling partial integrated comes from our company and takes off revised in the new model year.

 

2016

From now on, MISSION TEC defines our work and our vehicle concepts.

 

2017

The brand‐new DESEO follows the TRAVELINO with the state‐of‐the‐art FibreFrame technology.

 

2017

With the L!VE series, KNAUS completes the largest and most attractive model range of all time.

 

2018

We will become even more efficient with our new production hall in Jandelsbrunn.

 

2018

Our motorhomes celebrate 30 years of success.

 

2018

The VAN TI PLUS has what belongs together: KNAUS has built the first motorhomeon MAN TGE.