12 things about Truma that explain its 70-year history in caravans
Truma, the German caravan systems manufacturer, is 70 this year. Here are 12 facts about the business which explain its history!
- It’s 1949 and Philipp Kreis is having trouble with power cuts during his evening language school classes, so he invents a gas light to keep lessons going.
- In the same year, Philipp founds Truma and names the business after U.S. President, Harry Truman, whom he admires due to his plan to help rebuild Germany.
- Step into the 1960s and winter caravanning becomes possible with the invention of the Trum-matic caravan heater. Philipp Kreis designs the Truma S-shaped heat exchanger (still present in the company’s S-heater today).
- It’s now 1969 and changing from one gas cylinder to another becomes a cinch with the invention of the Truma Duomatic gas pressure regulator. The company’s current DuoControl CS sensor follows, which means you can heat your caravan while driving.
- In 1972, Truma starts its mobile servicing business and technicians hit the road to help their customers.
- In 1976, Truma makes hot water available in caravans with its Therme heater.
- The 1980s arrive and so does the Truma boiler, in gas and gas/electrical versions, to make having hot water even easier.
- The 1990s see the arrival of Truma’s C-heater, replaced by the Combi in 2007.
- Truma sets up its UK subsidiary in 1997 and buys Alde Heating.
- Things become even more comfortable in 1999 when Truma launches its storage box air conditioning unit, the Saphir, and its first Mover.
- In the 2000s, Truma brings out its Aventa roof-mounted air conditioning unit, and opens up in Italy, Scandinavia, the USA, China and Australia.
- Truma makes caravan connectivity between its systems quicker and easier with the development of its iNet system in 2015.
Find our more about Truma here: www.truma.com