Due to the high demand, the new "Copa" model will be built in Wissembourg from now on - a versatile and everyday compact van based on the Ford Transit Custom.
Kehl. From January 19, 2021, series production of leisure vehicles will start again on line 5 in the Alsatian Bürstner plant in Wissembourg. After an eight-year break in production, the tradition of building motorhomes is being continued. In the meantime, the plant had specialized in furniture construction for production at the headquarters in Kehl. Due to the high demand, the new "Copa" model will be built in Wissembourg from now on - a versatile and everyday compact van based on the Ford Transit Custom.
"In 2014, the motorhome assembly facilities in Wissembourg were completely dismantled and the building was optimized for furniture construction and storage. We converted the hall again for vehicle production within a very short time," says Michel Baumann, Bürstner Plant Manager in Wissembourg.
On January 15, 2021, the trio of managing directors Jens Kromer, Olaf Sackers and Alexander Kasteleiner, together with Michel Baumann, welcomed a selected number of guests and local press representatives for the ceremonial opening of line 5.
The Wissembourg location has been producing Bürstner leisure vehicles, both caravans and motorhomes, since 1974.
Bürstner GmbH & Co. KG
Bürstner is a brand in the mainstream segment that manufactures motorhomes, caravans and vans. Bürstner is particularly known for harmonious living ideas, functionality and living comfort with a contemporary look. Bürstner GmbH & Co. KG is based in Kehl, Germany, with a second production facility in Wissembourg (France/Alsace), and is part of the Erwin Hymer Group. Further information is also available at https://www.buerstner.com/
Erwin Hymer Group
The Erwin Hymer Group is a 100 percent subsidiary of Thor Industries, the world's leading
manufacturer of recreational vehicles with more than 25,000 employees worldwide. The Erwin Hymer Group unites motorhome and caravan manufacturers as well as motorhome and caravan accessory specialists, hire and financing services under one roof. The motorhome and caravan brands Buccaneer, Bürstner, Carado, Crosscamp, Compass, Dethleffs, Elddis, Eriba, Etrusco, Hymer, Laika, LMC, Niesmann+Bischoff, Sunlight and Xplore, the motorhome rental companies McRent and rent easy, and also the chassis specialist Goldschmitt, the accessories specialist Movera and the touring portal freeontour all belong to the Erwin Hymer Group. Further information is provided at www.erwinhymergroup.com.