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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. 

Helmut Knaus 1960

1960

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

 
KNAUS Schwalbennest

1961

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

 
Der KNAUS SÜDWIND 1962

1962

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

 
Das Stammwerk in Jandelsbrunn entsteht 1970

1970

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

 
1973 erhält Helmut Knaus das Bundesverdienstkreuz

1973

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

 
1985 - Neues Logo für KNAUS

1985

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

 
Der TRAVELLER 1988

1988

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

 
Travel-Liner - Integriertes Reisemobil

1996

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

 

2003

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

 
KNAUS SUN TI im Jahre 2004

2004

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

 

2010

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

 
Limitierte Auflage vom KNAUS Schwalbennest

2011

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

 
Der KNAUS SKY I 2012

2012

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

 
Historie KNAUS - 2013 - Caravisio-Studie

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.

 
SUN I 2015

2015

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

 
TRAVELINO 2.0 geht 2016 in Serie

2016

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

 
SKY TI 2016 - Historie KNAUS

2016

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

 
THE MISSION

2016

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

 
2017 - DESEO mit FibreFrame-Technologie

2017

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

 
L!VE Baureihe - 2017

2017

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

 
Neue Produktionshalle in Jandelsbrunn - 2018

2018

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

 
2018 - 30 Jahre Reisemobile

2018

Our motorhomes celebrate 30 years of success.

 
VAN TI PLUS 2018 - Erstes Reisemobil auf MAN TGE

2018

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