Press releases

European Innovation Award 2017: Hobby celebrates double victory

Hobby was successful in two categories at the European Innovation Award 2017. The new SlimLine refrigerator in the van series Vantana was selected as the winner in the area of interior design and technology by the jury of international experts. In the marketing category Hobby won due to its extraordinary PR campaign for the Wacken-Vantana apprentices project.

Hands-on vehicle technology: Hobby trains its Asian retail partners in the plant

Hobby is now represented in numerous Asian countries, including China, Mongolia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and South Korea. In order to offer optimal service for mo-torhomes and caravans from the Hobby brand in these countries too, our Asian retail partners’ employees have been given practical training at headquarters in Fockbek by well-versed experts.

Hobby expands social media presence

Alongside Facebook and YouTube, Hobby is now flying the flag on Instagram too. The North German caravan and motorhome manufacturer has been represented on the popular social media portal with its own presence since summer 2016.

RV rentals across Europe: Hobby and Touring Cars enter exclusive partnership

A new partnership is formed: Starting September 2016, Hobby and the Finnish company Touring Cars will form an exclusive partnership in the world of RV rentals. Touring Cars has 34 years’ experience in the rental business and is the leading provider of rental RVs in northern Europe.

Successful season start for Hobby at the Caravan Salon

Hobby is very happy with this year’s Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf. At the world’s largest trade fair for recreational vehicles and caravans, the northern German brand set a new sales record with its RVs.

Golden Motorhome 2016: Optima De Luxe in 1st place

In this year’s reader’s poll for the magazine AUTO BILD REISEMOBIL the Hobby Optima De Luxe has won in the semi-integrated class. In a strong field of 20 candidates the elegant mobile home from Fockbek drove to 1st place and secured “The Golden Motorhome 2016“.

Hobby strengthens presence in France

Hobby is significantly strengthening its future activities in Europe’s second largest motorhome market after Germany. In Pierre-Louis Guerineau (51) the North German company has been able to acquire an experienced industry expert and well-versed sales professional to take over responsibility.

The new Hobby Vantana – cool, compact, comfortable

Hobby proves a compact motorhome can be not only agile and practical, but also really stylish. So all models from the Vantana series are driving into the 2017 season with chic exterior and interior design, numerous innovations and a completely new fridge.

Dual distinction: Hobby boss Harald Striewski honoured with two awards for his life's work

Double acknowledgement: At this year's ‘Caravan Salon’ in Düsseldorf, Hobby founder and proprietor Harald Striewski (78) received two honours for his life's work, from both the German Caravanning Retail Association (DCHV) and the magazine 'Auto Bild Reisemobil'. An entire industry shows its appreciation for the achievements of the successful businessman.

Hobby wins important prizes and awards

Hobby has won multiple awards, not only as a brand, but also for its new models: the new OPTIMA came in second in the 'Goldenen Reisemobil 2015' ('Golden Motorhome 2015') readers' awards, organised by the magazine 'Auto Bild Reisemobil', while the VANTANA successfully beat off the competition in the longdistance van test conducted by the same magazine. Moreover, Hobby caravans were again winners in the 'Value for money' category of the 'König Kunde Award 2015' ('King Customer Award') given by the magazine 'Camping, Cars und Caravans'. As a brand, Hobby also won special prizes for its family friendliness, the intensive social media contact it maintains with its fans, and its particularly affordable vehicles and high safety standards.

Hobby CEO Holger Schulz now a member of the CIVD board

Holger Schulz (49), managing director of Hobby-Wohnwagenwerk in Fockbek, has been elected onto the executive board of the CIVD. He will be responsible for export and international trade fairs within the Caravanning Industry Association.