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12 things about Truma that explain its 70-year history in caravans

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Truma, the German caravan systems manufacturer, is 70 this year. Here are 12 facts about the business which explain its history!

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. In 1972, Truma starts its mobile servicing business and technicians hit the road to help their customers.
  6. In 1976, Truma makes hot water available in caravans with its Therme heater.
  7. The 1980s arrive and so does the Truma boiler, in gas and gas/electrical versions, to make having hot water even easier.
  8. The 1990s see the arrival of Truma’s C-heater, replaced by the Combi in 2007.
  9. Truma sets up its UK subsidiary in 1997 and buys Alde Heating.
  10. Things become even more comfortable in 1999 when Truma launches its storage box air conditioning unit, the Saphir, and its first Mover.
  11. In the 2000s, Truma brings out its Aventa roof-mounted air conditioning unit, and opens up in Italy, Scandinavia, the USA, China and Australia.
  12. 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

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