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02/01/2019

Humbaur is the top trailer brand in Germany*

Humbaur was the trailer brand of choice in Germany for motor vehicle trailers with a permissible maximum weight of up to 3.5 tonnes in 2018, as shown by the new registration numbers from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority, which were evaluated by Management Services Helwig Schmitt: 33,067 Humbaur car trailers were newly registered to users in Germany in 2018. This placed Humbaur at the head of the highly competitive market and indicated a pleasing increase in its market share.

Brand quality is shining through—at least this is the story told by the new registration numbers from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority, which were evaluated by Management Services Helwig Schmitt GmbH. With 33,067 newly registered vehicles in 2018, Humbaur is now at the forefront of all trailer manufacturers in the segment of motor vehicle trailers with a permissible maximum weight of up to 3.5 tonnes. This means that not only has the Gersthofen-based specialist in trailers and vehicle bodies achieved the goals the company set itself, but actually exceeded them. 219,495 car trailers were newly registered in Germany in 2018. Humbaur trailers represent a 15.07 percent share of this market.

"We are delighted that the many customers who have chosen a Humbaur trailer have placed their trust in us", says Oliver Czech, Managing Director at Humbaur. "All aspects of our trailers win over customers, because there is the right balance of price, performance and quality. Customers know that not only will our brand's products solve their transport challenges, but they will be able to enjoy their trailers for a long time."

Since the company was founded, Humbaur has already sold over 900,000 trailers. On average, more than 1000 vehicles a week leave the factory in Gersthofen in the Swabia region of Germany, where all of the brand's car trailers are manufactured.

The company's management attributes the success in 2018 not only to the wide range of models with around 420 series models, but in particular to the innovative abilities of the designers, who repeatedly come up with new and practical functions that significantly improve transport, load securing or handling characteristics. 2018 highlights included the launch of revised box trailer models with new sandwich panels, as well as a motorcycle trailer for three motorcycles and horse trailers such as the Notos TRIA or the plus models Xanthos Spirit Plus and Xanthos Spirit Plus AERO.

The company would not have been able to dream of achieving such success without the tight-knit network of exclusive partners, partners and dealers and without the efforts of more than 500 dedicated employees. They guarantee "Made in Germany" quality and represent expert service and advice on all transport issues. All of this together sums up the brand's promise: "Humbaur macht's möglich" — "Humbaur makes it possible".

"We would like to thank all customers, employees and trading partners for their loyalty and faith in the Humbaur brand", says Ulrich Humbaur, owner and CEO of Humbaur. "Thanks to you, we are now the number one in Germany."

* Total number of new registrations in Germany in 2018 in the segment of motor vehicle trailers with a permissible maximum weight of up to 3.5 tonnes; Source: Management Services Helwig Schmitt GmbH

Humbaur Press Officer

Monika Niederreiner

Monika Niederreiner
Corporate Communications Manager
Humbaur GmbH
Mercedesring 1
86368 Gersthofen
Germany
Telephone +49 821 24929-0
Fax +49 821 24929-500
m.niederreiner@humbaur.com

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About Humbaur GmbH

HUMBAUR is one of the largest companies in the world of trailer and vehicle bodies. The owner-managed family company offers around 420 different trailer models as standard for both commercial and private customers, as well as 230 models in the FlexBox box body range. Its 500 employees produce around 52,000 trailers at the Gersthofen site each year. The expert in trailers and transport solutions with total weights ranging from 750 kg to 50 t has a national and international presence, and also manufactures customised solutions. Over 500 dealers in Germany and 26 other European countries offer local contact partners. More at: www.humbaur.com