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Hymer opens its own chassis production facility in Bad Waldsee

Hymer is opening its newly built ‘super light chassis’ (SLC) production hall at its Bad Waldsee site, making it the first bodywork manufacturer to start mass-producing its very own chassis.

The production line will make the transition to mass production in June.

Christian Bauer, president of Hymer said: “Hymer has been known as a pioneer in the motorhome and caravanning industry for more than 60 years.

“By opening the SLC hall, we’re proud that we’ll become the first bodywork manufacturer to start actively producing its own chassis, which will enable us to take a truly pioneering step forwards.”

By opening its own chassis production hall, Hymer will be able to supply leisure vehicles that come from a single source – with the exception of the drive unit – for the very first time.

Covering an area of 3,100 square metres, the newly built production facility combines a modern production line with adjoining logistics areas.

Hans-Georg Rauh, technical managing director of Hymer said: “We’ve opted to build our own SLC production hall at our Bad Waldsee site to make us less dependent on suppliers and enable us to react more flexibly to emerging technology trends in the future.

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“In-house production also gives us the opportunity to fine-tune the chassis to the bodywork, and to further develop them both as a single unit.”

In the course of process development, the company is also working on automated solutions for safety-related activities.

To begin with, Hymer will use the production facility to produce the SLC chassis with five different wheelbases – starting with the short versions from 3.90 metres through to the tandem axle model for the B-Class MasterLine I 890.

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