A house with tradition - over 60 years Niesmann Caravaning

For you, our customers, to become better and better is a tradition with us and has always been our strongest motivation!

We would like to take you on a short journey through the decades, how a passion of Elfriede and Hugo Niesmann led to several successful companies:

Niesmann Caravaning - A house with tradition

Niesmann Caravaning looks back on a successful and traditional company history.   

Founded in 1955 by Hugo and Elfriede Niesmann, the young company on the Middle Rhine can establish itself very quickly as a quality supplier for caravans. A lot of heart and soul, a high level of commitment of the whole family and loyal employees let the young company expand rapidly.   

Thus the first two decades are characterised by continuous company growth and constant change. In 1975 Hugo Niesmann recognizes at a foreign trade fair in Amsterdam that the American motorhome market and its products are considerably further developed. Thereupon he decides to offer these products on the German market. Together with his son Carl-Heinz Niesmann and his son-in-law Rainer Bischoff they decide to enter into a cooperation with the American market leader Fleetwood Enterprises only a short time later. From now on Niesmann Caravaning becomes the sole importer for the German market.  

Only 6 years later Rainer Bischoff convinces his brother-in-law Carl-Heinz Niesmann - inspired by the motorhome import from the U.S.A. - of his then bold plan to produce premium vehicles adapted to the European market himself. Nothing less than the best motorhome for a demanding clientele is to be developed and built: the company Niesmann+Bischoff GmbH is born!

Further years pass by in record speed and even the biggest dreams come true: with the CLOU by Niesmann+Bischoff a real success story succeeds which is unrivalled until today. Looking back, especially the cohesion of the families Ingrid and Rainer Bischoff with Ruth and Carl-Heinz Niesmann in the years of development is one of the success factors.

With the steady rise of the Niesmann+Bischoff brand it becomes increasingly clear to the founders that only a strong partner can exploit the full potential and open up further markets. Other market participants, for their part, recognise the jewel this young company near Koblenz has in its crown, and so in 1992, after eleven years of extremely successful development and marketing, an offer by the former supplier Fleetwood Enterprises (USA) to take over the lifework as a guarantee for further growth and company success can no longer be turned down. Fleetwood itself passes its shares on to the Hymer Group in 1995, so that since then Niesmann+Bischoff GmbH has been a 100% subsidiary without any financial or personal connection to our company.  

About the lasting success of the Niesmann+Bischoff GmbH, which is based on a vision of the pioneers

Rainer Bischoff and Carl-Heinz Niesmann developed, we are very pleased. 

Even though much attention was paid to the new company during these years, the families did not forget the core of the business - the trading company. On the contrary, the trading company also began to expand further in the 1990s. The striving for a model company in the motorhome trade as well as the desire for better accessibility for the customers led to a move to a company designed according to the most modern aspects to the current company location at the entrance to Polch, directly on the A 48 motorway from Koblenz to Trier and thus close to the Koblenz motorway junction (A 48 / A 61). An ideal location on one of the main European axes for through traffic from north to south and east to west.

DThe consistent expansion of the service portfolio and the determined implementation of the vision to create the Niesmann brand worlds as a comprehensive experience area for leisure and camping under one roof for the valued customers will lead to further company successes in the following years. Since the middle of the 2000s the Niesmann company has been the first address for premium motorhomes of the Concorde brand in Germany and far beyond; in 2018 management and employees can be happy about the award "10 years most successful Concorde dealer in a row".

With the gradual takeover of the company by Dirk Fohr in the years 2015 to 2018 a further chapter of the company history will be opened and the continued existence of Niesmann Caravaning as a pure family business will be secured.

Constant will to change, which was put into the cradle by the founding couple Elfriede and Hugo Niesmann, and the unconditional striving for best performance for the customers still characterise the range of products and the attitude towards work today.

The company has taken into account the continuous specialization in all areas of mobile travel and has adapted the company structure: In a total of 6 competence centers  

  • Car dealership,  
  • Car service,  
  • Car rental,
  • Camping accessories & technology,  
  • Outdoor clothing and  
  • Barbecue and grill specialist trade

Niesmann customers experience advice, selection and customer service of the highest quality. . 

Today Niesmann Caravaning is one of the most modern caravaning centres in Europe and has adapted to individual customer wishes with an excellent reputation. Thereby motorhome and outdoor enthusiasts benefit from the many years of experience, reliability and versatility.