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Erwin Hymer Group North America Hosts Hymer Sales & Service Training

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Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA –May 15, 2017 – Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. the leading class B manufacturer in North America, hosted Hymer brand dealers and service personnel from across North America for two days of product training.

Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. welcomed over 100 Hymer sales and service personnel to their new manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ontario last week to introduce new products, review existing product and technologies and learn directly from their suppliers about featured items offered in the Hymer brand of products. They also enjoyed some social time with the company staff and met leaders from all areas of the business.

“We enjoyed the training course and factory tour that Erwin Hymer Group put on for all their Hymer dealers.” States Jim Eberhardt, Regional Sales Manager at LaMesa RV. “It was well organized by a great group of experienced professionals and we all came away feeling excited by the new products that the company currently has available and those that are coming out soon.  Erwin Hymer group is setting the standard for the class B market and breaking new ground for the entire RV industry for years to come.”

The company is rapidly expanding its dealer and service networks for the Hymer brand to be able to accommodate the huge growth it has gone through since it was acquired over a year ago by the Erwin Hymer Group in Germany.

“This was our first training event for the Hymer brand and we are thrilled with the participation from our sales and service personnel and the success of the event.” notes Mike Snell, VP of Sales & Service for Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc.  “We have a very strong network of dealers who are excited for what’s ahead with the Hymer brand and we know their time is valuable. Everyone who participated in the event saw the opportunity in front of them and looked at it as an investment into our company, we couldn’t ask for more and having them all here means a great deal to us.”

About ERWIN HYMER GROUP

ERWIN HYMER GROUP NORTH AMERICA, INC. is the leading manufacturer of class B motorhomes in North America, selling its motorhomes through a network of independent RV dealers in the USA, Canada and Japan. They are also part of ERWIN HYMER GROUP in Germany. ERWIN HYMER GROUP is Europe’s largest manufacturer of motorhomes and caravans. The group sells more than 35,000 vehicles annually and employs a staff of some 4,400 in its associated companies.

Press contact: Karyn Torcoletti, Director of Marketing, karynt@erwinhymergroupna.com, 519-745-0711 ext. 1175 www.roadtrek.com and www.gohymer.com

Erwin Hymer Group North America, Showcasing New Models for Roadtrek and Hymer at Florida RV SuperShow

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Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA –January 16, 2017 – Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. the leading class B manufacturer in North America, will be showcasing both the Roadtrek and Hymer brands at the Florida RV SuperShow this week.

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Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. will have two booths at the SuperShow this year, one dedicated to their Roadtrek brand and the other introducing their new Hymer brand. Both brands will be showcasing their full line up of products with two new models on display in the Hymer booth.

Roadtrek, located in booth 130 in the Expo will have eleven models on display at this year’s show and will be showcasing some of their newest products and features including the recently launched Simplicity SRT. Roadtrek’s Simplicity SRT model is their newest entry level coach, aimed at the single traveler or couples looking to get away, it features a permanent queen size bed, permanent bathroom with shower, full kitchen galley and loads of interior storage.

“We are thrilled to be kicking off 2017 with both brands at the Florida RV SuperShow.” States Jim Hammill, President and CEO of Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. “It’s an exciting year for us and we are looking forward to showing off some of our great new products.

Hymer, located in the midway at booth 650 will be showcasing seven motorized models and two travel trailers. On display will be the all new Sonne, a coach built on the Ram ProMaster chassis, aimed at the female traveler. The Sonne features the largest bathroom available in a class B that includes a stand-alone shower. Finished in a light butter cream interior color, it also features a kitchen galley and permanent queen size bed. Also on display for viewing in the Hymer booth, will be the new Aktiv 2.0 which is an extended version of the popular Aktiv model. Featuring all the amenities available in the Aktiv but with a larger bed and more storage. It is also available with an optional rear power sofa for those who prefer to have some extra seating in the rear of the coach.

About ERWIN HYMER GROUP

ERWIN HYMER GROUP NORTH AMERICA, INC. is the leading manufacturer of class B motorhomes in North America, selling its motorhomes through a network of independent RV dealers in the USA, Canada and Japan. They are also part of ERWIN HYMER GROUP in Germany. ERWIN HYMER GROUP is Europe’s largest manufacturer of motorhomes and caravans with a turnover of more than 1.4 billion Euros. The group sells more than 35,000 vehicles annually and employs a staff of some 4,400 in its associated companies.

Press contact: Karyn Torcoletti, Director of Marketing, karynt@erwinhymergroupna.com, 519-745-0711 ext. 1175 www.roadtrek.com and www.gohymer.com

Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. Becomes the First RV Manufacturer Approved into the Automated Vehicle Pilot Program

 

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Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA –November 28, 2016 – Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. the leading class B manufacturer in North America, has become the first OEM in Canada to be approved as a participant in the Government of Ontario’s Automated Vehicle Pilot Program.

Erwin Hymer Group North America along with the University of Waterloo were the first two participants approved for the program which allows the company to test autonomous vehicles on public roads. The status also means that Erwin Hymer Group North America is the very likely the first RV manufacturer in the world with a government permit for testing automated vehicles.

Having Erwin Hymer Group North America and the University of Waterloo together for this program is a perfect fit, as Erwin Hymer Group North America, formally Roadtrek Motorhomes, has always been known for its leading edge technologies in the field of recreational vehicles and the University of Waterloo is home to world changing research and innovation and thrives on inspired teaching.

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“We have always had a great relationship with our community and the Universities in our area, so it is an honor to be able to share this with the University of Waterloo.” says Howard Stratton, COO for Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. “We have been excitingly working on an Autonomous recreational vehicle and to be recognized for our work and dedication to technology is a huge stepping stone to allow us to take the vehicle to the next steps, to build and demonstrate the first autonomous recreational vehicle in the world.”

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The Ministry of Transportation will be holding a press event on Monday November 28th at the Region of Waterloo test track to formally announce Erwin Hymer Group North America and the University of Waterloo as participants into the program and show off the vehicles currently being worked on.

“As a company, we never stop developing new, groundbreaking technologies and innovations that leave the old way of thinking and building an RV completely behind.” states Jim Hammill, President and CEO of Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. “With the addition of Joel Adams, Director of Engineering and Innovation to our team we have been able to go further into technology developments leading to new innovations including the autonomous vehicle. The autonomous vehicle is the perfect addition to our existing innovative line-up featuring the industry leading and best-selling EcoTrek® and VoltStart technologies.”

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For more information, please contact Joel Adams, Director of Engineering and Innovation at Erwin Hymer Group North America Inc. Joel can be reached at joela@erwinhymergroupna.com or 519-745-0711 ext. 1102.

About ERWIN HYMER GROUP

ERWIN HYMER GROUP NORTH AMERICA, INC. is the leading manufacturer of class B motorhomes in North America, selling its motorhomes through a network of independent RV dealers in the USA, Canada and Japan. They are also part of ERWIN HYMER GROUP in Germany. ERWIN HYMER GROUP is Europe’s largest manufacturer of motorhomes and caravans. The group sells more than 35,000 vehicles annually and employs a staff of some 4,400 in its associated companies. Press contact: Karyn Torcoletti, Director of Marketing, karynt@erwinhymergroupna.com, 519-745-0711 ext. 1175 www.roadtrek.com and www.gohymer.com

Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. Tunes Sales Force for Growth

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Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA –November 22, 2016 – Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. the leading class B manufacturer in North America, has made some changes to its sales team in order to accommodate the large growth over the last few months and into the foreseeable future.

Paul Cassidy, formally the Vice President of Sales & Service for Towables has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Business Development and will be leading the way for any new business ventures, aftermarket sales development, and strategic growth ideas that will help expand the company’s product line and position it for success.  Mr. Cassidy will also remain in EHG’s key Director positions at both the RVIA and the CRVA.

Mike Snell will continue in his role as Vice President of Sales & Service but will now be in charge of both motorized and towables and will lead the sales teams for all brands.

Reporting to Mike Snell, are the newly appointed Directors of Sales who will cover the North American market. Ken Mitchell is now the Director of Sales for Southwest United States, Len McDougall is the Director of Sales for Eastern United States, and Eastern Canada (except Quebec), and Marcel Champoux is the Senior Director of Sales for Northeastern United States, Western Canada and Quebec.

Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. has also expanded its Regional Sales Managers to accommodate the growing dealer network for both the Roadtrek and Hymer brands.

“We have one of the best sales teams in the industry and its exciting to be able to promote within our team and grow the group with other great sales professionals who know the business as well as we do.” says Jim Hammill, President and CEO of Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. “We have seen enormous growth over the past year and have more than doubled the amount of dealers in our network for our strong new and existing brands, and structuring the network of sales team ensures we are meeting the demands of our growing business.”
About ERWIN HYMER GROUP

ERWIN HYMER GROUP NORTH AMERICA, INC. is the leading manufacturer of class B motorhomes in North America, selling its motorhomes through a network of independent RV dealers in the USA, Canada and Japan. They are also part of ERWIN HYMER GROUP in Germany. ERWIN HYMER GROUP is Europe’s largest manufacturer of motorhomes and caravans. The group sells more than 35,000 vehicles annually and employs a staff of some 4,400 in its associated companies. Press contact: Karyn Torcoletti, Director of Marketing, karynt@erwinhymergroupna.com, 519-745-0711 ext. 1175 www.roadtrek.com and www.gohymer.com

Erwin Hymer Group NA Hosts Sales & Service Training

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Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA –November 21, 2016 – Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. the leading class B manufacturer in North America, hosted dealers and service personnel from across North America for three days of product training.

Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. welcomed over 160 sales and service personnel to the Kitchener area this week to introduce new products, review existing product and technologies and learn directly from their suppliers about featured items offered in both the Roadtrek and Hymer brand of products.

The company has recently expanded its dealer and service networks to be able to accommodate the huge growth it has gone through since it was acquired in February by the Erwin Hymer Group in Germany. Dealers and service representatives for both the Roadtrek and Hymer brands were on hand to take part in three days of training sessions and enjoy some social time with the company staff.

“We are thrilled to be able to host such a large group in both the sales & service side of the business. Our annual training events have always had great turn outs but this year is the biggest we have ever done and the response has been incredible.” notes Mike Snell, VP of Sales & Service for Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc.  “We have a very strong network of dealers and service centers whose time is valuable. Everyone who participated in the event saw the opportunity in front of them and looked at it as an investment into our company, we couldn’t ask for more and having them all here means a great deal to us.”

 

About ERWIN HYMER GROUP

ERWIN HYMER GROUP NORTH AMERICA, INC. is the leading manufacturer of class B motorhomes in North America, selling its motorhomes through a network of independent RV dealers in the USA, Canada and Japan. They are also part of ERWIN HYMER GROUP in Germany. ERWIN HYMER GROUP is Europe’s largest manufacturer of motorhomes and caravans. The group sells more than 35,000 vehicles annually and employs a staff of some 4,400 in its associated companies. Press contact: Karyn Torcoletti, Director of Marketing, karynt@erwinhymergroupna.com, 519-745-0711 ext. 1175 www.roadtrek.com and www.gohymer.com

Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. Continues to Expand its Industry Leading Customer Service & Warranty Team

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Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA –October 31, 2016 – Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. the leading class B manufacturer in North America, continues to build and expand its industry leading service & warranty team.

Roadtrek; now a brand under Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. has always been known for its outstanding customer service and industry leading warranties. The company didn’t just sell Class B Motorhomes, they sold a lifestyle that included being backed by the best in the business, with a dedicated team that treated every customer like family.

Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. is looking to expand on that reputation as they continue to manufacture the best-selling Roadtrek brand as well as the leading European brand, Hymer. The organization recently appointed Troy Becktel to the position of Director of Service & Warranty. Troy brings more than 25 years of experience in the development of comprehensive luxury service models for motorized vehicles and will be leading a team who will focus on the after sales experience, including technical training, service development and product support.

The company is also proud to report that Chris Deakins, who has been with the company for over 20 years in a service role, has been promoted to Service, Warranty & Parts Manager and will be working closely with Troy in building the service side of the business. Chris’ vast knowledge of the industry and the company’s product line up and technologies is a vital part of the company’s success and is an integral part of the organizations growth plan.

“Our customers are the most important part of our business and we take pride in the reputation we have built as having the best customer service and warranty in the industry.” notes Mike Snell, VP of Sales & Service for Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc.  “Troy and Chris bring a combined strength to the service side of our business that is above anyone else’s in the industry. We are thrilled that they will be working together to enhance and grow our already strong service team and continue to build the after sales service offerings.”

 

About ERWIN HYMER GROUP

ERWIN HYMER GROUP NORTH AMERICA, INC. is the leading manufacturer of class B motorhomes in North America, selling its motorhomes through a network of independent RV dealers in the USA, Canada and Japan. They are also part of ERWIN HYMER GROUP in Germany. ERWIN HYMER GROUP is Europe’s largest manufacturer of motorhomes and caravans. The group sells more than 35,000 vehicles annually and employs a staff of some 4,400 in its associated companies. Press contact: Karyn Torcoletti, Director of Marketing, karynt@erwinhymergroupna.com, 519-745-0711 ext. 1175 www.roadtrek.com and www.gohymer.com

ERWIN HYMER GROUP NORTH AMERICA, Inc. Welcomes The Hymer Family

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Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA –September 22, 2016 – ERWIN HYMER GROUP NORTH AMERICA, Inc., the leading class B manufacturer in North America, welcomed Carolin and Christian Hymer to their Kitchener, Ontario manufacturing plant last week.

 

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From left to right: Tony LaMantia, Sherryl Petricevic, Mayor Barry Vrbanovic, Christian Hymer, Carolin Hymer, Jim Hammill and Ken Seiling

Visiting Ontario for the first time, Carolin and Christian Hymer, the daughter and son of entrepreneur, inventor and founder of Europe’s leading caravan and motorhome manufacturer, ERWIN HYMER GROUP stopped by to see first-hand the North American head office of their family run business.

“This is an exciting time for us.” states Jim Hammill, President and CEO of ERWIN HYMER GROUP NORTH AMERICA, Inc. “Our business has grown substantially since we were acquired by ERWIN HYMER GROUP in February. We are honored to have Carolin and Christian Hymer here to see not only what our current production plant looks like, but how we are incorporating European products into our mix and where we are taking the business in the next five years in North America.”

After a tour of the manufacturing plant to see how the production of class B motorhomes are built in North America, Christian Hymer addressed the employees who excitedly gathered to meet them. “We are very proud to be here and to have you in our family business.” exclaimed Christian Hymer.

Also on hand to welcome them to the Kitchener area, were Kitchener Mayor; Barry Vrbanovic, Waterloo Regional Chair; Ken Seiling, and from the Waterloo Region Economic Development Corporation; Tony LaMantia and Sherryl Petricevic.

“We feel very lucky to have the great support from the community, to have the local dignitaries come and stand with us today is truly remarkable” says Mr. Hammill “We are proud to have our roots in this area for the past 43 years, and we are thrilled about the growth our business is going to bring to the area’s economy for the next few years.”

About ERWIN HYMER GROUP

ERWIN HYMER GROUP NORTH AMERICA, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of class B motorhomes in North America, selling its motorhomes through a network of independent RV dealers in the USA, Canada and Japan. They are also part of ERWIN HYMER GROUP in Germany. ERWIN HYMER GROUP is Europe’s largest manufacturer of motorhomes and caravans with more than 30% of the European market. The group sells more than 40,000 motorhomes annually and employs a staff of some 5,000 in its associated companies.

Press contact: Karyn Torcoletti, Director of Marketing, karynt@erwinhymergroupna.com, 519-745-0711 ext. 1175 www.roadtrek.com and www.gohymer.com

Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. Introduces New Models for Roadtrek and Hymer at Hershey PA.

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Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA –September 12, 2016 – Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. the leading class B manufacturer in North America, will be introducing new models for both their Roadtrek and Hymer brands at the Hershey, Pennsylvania RV Show.

Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. will have two booths at Hershey this year, one dedicated to their Roadtrek brand and the other introducing their new Hymer brand. Both brands will be showcasing highly anticipated new models.

Simplicity-GalleyRoadtrek, located in booth D8 will have thirteen models on display at this year’s show and will be showcasing some of their newest products and features including the recently launched Simplicity and all new Link. Roadtrek’s Simplicity model is their newest entry level coach, aimed at getting young families into RVing who never thought it was possible before. The all new Roadtrek Link, is the first Class B motorhome to have a separate full telescopic shower that can also be used as additional storage and a large work surface. It also boasts a separate enclosed area for the toilet and large fixed bed in the rear, it’s a great coach for single owners or couples looking for a compact coach to travel in with all the amenities they could need.
Hymer-Aktiv-storage“We are really excited for the Hershey show this year, it has always been a great venue for our innovative and lifestyle enhancing Roadtrek models.  We know people are excited to see what the new Hymer team are showcasing as well, with that excellent European storage systems and styling.” States Jim Hammill, President and CEO of Erwin Hymer Group North America, Inc. “We have new products to showcase this year and we are looking forward to showing them to the public for the first time”

Hymer, located in booth A17 will be showcasing as a brand for the first time in North America at this year’s Hershey PA show.  On display will be the all new Aktiv, a European inspired coach built on the Ram ProMaster chassis, aimed at people who enjoy the outdoors and active lifestyle. The Aktiv has a full kitchen galley, seating for up to four, separate bathroom and shower with a swivel toilet and flip up sink to maximize space. The main feature of the Aktiv is the rear queen size bed that fold up, opening the aisle way which allows for storage of large items such as bikes, skis and kayaks.

Hymer TouringAlso on display for viewing in the Hymer booth, will be the new Hymer Touring models, four new extremely lightweight travel trailers which the company will be manufacturing in the spring of next year. These trailers will revolutionize the industry due to their lightweight nature, customers will no longer have to buy a new larger vehicle to own and tow a travel trailer, as they can be towed by virtually any car.  Van buyers can have a bedroom that is capable of expanding the scope of the lifestyle, into full families, while still embracing the principles

About ERWIN HYMER GROUP

ERWIN HYMER GROUP NORTH AMERICA, INC. is the leading manufacturer of class B motorhomes in North America, selling its motorhomes through a network of independent RV dealers in the USA, Canada and Japan. They are also part of ERWIN HYMER GROUP in Germany. ERWIN HYMER GROUP is Europe’s largest manufacturer of motorhomes and caravans with a turnover of more than 1.4 billion Euros. The group sells more than 35,000 vehicles annually and employs a staff of some 4,400 in its associated companies.

Press contact: Karyn Torcoletti, Director of Marketing, karynt@erwinhymergroupna.com, 519-745-0711 ext. 1175 www.roadtrek.com and www.gohymer.com