The Fendt history from 1970 to now

1970 The Fendt brothers buy the Lely-Dechentreiter factory in Asbach-Bäumenheim.
1975 Production of the alcove caravan “Große Fahrt” (grand tour), also called the “Nasenbär” (coati).
1982 Fendt is the first series producer to integrate the cylinder box into the front area of the caravan.
1988 Fendt adds camper vans to its product range. The alcove van 560 KH is produced.
1995 Fendt celebrates its 25th anniversary. For the first time, a six-year water-tightness warranty is given.
1997 The US American AGCO Corporation buys the complete Fendt group.
1998 The Fendt-Caravan division becomes the property of Hobby-Wohnwagenwerk Ing. Harald Striewski GmbH, Fockbeck. Product names are changed: Karat becomes Saphir, Joker becomes Platin. The camper van range is discontinued.
1999 Ground-breaking ceremony takes place on October 15th in Mertingen. Plot area Approx. 16 hectares, Built-over area 25,100 m2, Building data: Approx. 200 m long, 120 m wide and 8 m high
2001 First Fendt-Caravan meet; the event has since taken place annually.
2001 The move to the new factory takes place on July 23rd.
2001 Production starts in the new factory on August 27th.
2001 On November 21st, the 100,000th caravan is built.
2002 Market launch of the “Topas” series.
2003 The company receives the German Camping Club (Deutscher Camping Club/DCC) safety prize.
2003 Production of hail protection roofs in 2 phases. Space for approx. 1,000 vehicles.
2004 First Fendt-Caravan city tour; the event has since taken place annually.
2004 Presentation of the “Diamant VIP”.
2006 Return to the camper van market with the “partially integrated” models (T 580, T 590 and T 595). The vehicles are produced in Giottiline, Italy.
2006 The company receives the LUPO, the industry award of the German Caravan Trade Association/DCHV); three first places and one second place are awarded by the readers of the trade publication “Caravaning”.
2007 Market launch of the “Bianco / Bianco Classico” series.
2008 Market introduction of compact camper vans (K 400 and K 500). The vehicles are produced in Fockbek.
2008 Two first places, two second places and one third place are awarded by the readers of the trade publication “Caravaning”.
2008 Market launch of the new TI models (TI 640, TI 680, TI 685, TI 690). All camper vans are produced at Hobby in Fockbek.
2009 The company receives the “König Kunde” (“King Customer”) award (overall ranking) from the trade publication “Camping, Cars & Caravans”.
2009 Presentation of the “Bianco Sportivo” at the Caravan Salon.
2009 The company receives the “Job Success” award. Prize for the integration of disabled employees into the company.
2010 “Axia award” for Bavaria in the “Kundenbindungsmanagement” (customer retention management) category.
2010 “König Kunde Award 2010” (overall placing) of the “Camping, Cars & Caravans” specialist journal.
2010 Market launch of the limited edition anniversary model “Bianco Rosso 445 TF”.
2010 Market launch of the “Tendenza” model. Market launch of the “Brillant” series.
2011 First ranks each in all price categories in the readers’ choice of “Caravaning” specialist journal.
2011 “Platin Scand” special model came into the market with special winter equipment.
2011 “König Kunde Award 2011” (overall placing) of the “Camping, Cars & Caravans” specialist journal.
2012 Extension of the factory building by abt. 6,000 sqm of production and storage area.
2012 “Bianco Selection” is launched with model-specific equipment.
2012 First two ranks in the price categories up to Euro 15,000 and over Euro 20,000 as well as a second and third place in the category Euro 15,000 to 20,000 in the readers’ choice of “Caravaning” specialist journal.
2012 “König Kunde Award 2012” (overall placing) of the “Camping, Cars & Caravans” specialist journal.
2012 Market launch of the “Opal” product line.
2013 The company receives the “Bavaria's Best 50” award from the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs
2013 “König Kunde Award 2013” (overall placing) of the “Camping, Cars & Caravans” specialist journal.
2014 First, second, third and fourth place in the price category up to Euro 20,000 as well as the first place in the category over 20,000 in the readers’ choice “Caravans of the year 2014” of “Caravaning” specialist journal.
2014 “König Kunde Award 2014” (overall placing) of the “Camping, Cars & Caravans” specialist journal.
2015 The 200,000th caravan is built.
2015 Market launch of the anniversary model “Bianco Celebration 495 SFE”.
2015 First and second place in the price category up to Euro 20,000 as well as the first and third place in the category over 20,000 in the readers’ choice “Caravans of the year 2015” of “Caravaning” specialist journal.
2015 “König Kunde Award 2015” (overall placing) of the “Camping, Cars & Caravans” specialist journal.
2016 First, second and third place in the category “Middle class“ and first place in the category “Upper middle class“ as well as the first and second place in the category “Upper and luxury class“ in the readers’ choice “Caravans of the year 2016“ of “Caravaning” specialist journal.
2016 “European Innovation Award“ winner “overall concept Caravan“ with Bianco Selection 495 SFE.
2016 Market launch of the “Bianco Activ“ product line.
2016 “König Kunde Award 2016” (overall placing) of the “Camping, Cars & Caravans” specialist journal.
2017 First and third place in the category “Middle class“ and first place in the category “Upper middle class“ as well as the first place in the category “Upper and luxury class“ in the readers’ choice “Caravans of the year 2017“ of “Caravaning” specialist journal.
2017 Market launch of the “Bianco Emotion“ product line.
2017 DCC-Sicherheitspreis 2017 (safety award) for the “Bianco“ product line.
2017 “König Kunde Award 2017” (overall placing) of the “Camping, Cars & Caravans” specialist journal.
2018 First place in the category “Middle class“, first and third place in the category “Upper middle class“ as well as the first place in the category “Upper and luxury class“ in the readers’ choice “Caravans of the year 2018“ of “Caravaning” specialist journal.