- The group
Trigano’s history dates back to 1935, when the Trigano family began selling textile goods under the Trigano name. In the following year, people in France were able to take paid holidays for the first time, and Trigano supplied them with their first tent canvases. These were the early days of camping, an activity with which Trigano would remain associated throughout the century.
Ten years later, in 1945, Raymond Trigano and his sons formed the Trigano company, specialising in the distribution of camping and sports goods. The business subsequently evolved and diversified with the establishment of a caravan business in 1971.
Because of financial difficulties, Crédit Lyonnais took control of Trigano in 1974. The company was privatised several years later, in 1987. Meanwhile, at the instigation of François Feuillet, who joined Trigano in 1981, the company added the manufacture of motor caravans (1984) and trailers and garden equipment (1992).
The company was floated on the stock market in 1998, since when it has grown with almost annual acquisitions, mainly in the motor caravans sector, including Autostar in France in 1998, Caravans International and Arca in Italy in 1999 and 2001, Auto-Trail in the United Kingdom in 1999, Benimar in Spain in 2002 and Eura Mobil and Karmann-Mobil in Germany in 2005, Notin in France in 2012 and SEA in Italy in 2013. With production units throughout Europe, Trigano offers a diversity and unique product complementarity in its sector.
Today, Trigano employs 4 000 persons in 9 countries (Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, UK, Norway and Tunisia)