The Caravanning Industry Association (CIVD)

The Caravanning Industry Association (CIVD) has been representing the interests of manufacturing industrial companies in the caravanning industry for over 55 years. It counts among its 138 members (January 2017) almost all German and European manufacturers of caravans and motor caravans, along with their suppliers and service providers. The association’s sustaining members include numerous public institutions and affiliated associations from all branches of the caravanning industry.

The broad work spectrum of the association has always placed considerable emphasis on working with German and European political representatives, committees, government agencies and institutions. Provisions and regulations regarding consumer safety are playing an increasingly significant role, in addition to issues regarding technology and standardisation in vehicle manufacturing. This also applies to environmental policy requirements, which have greatly influenced the design, maintenance, disposal and re-use of leisure vehicles.

The CIVD also collects extensive statistical information about European and global caravanning markets – information that is in great demand. This service has been consistently expanded in the last few decades. The information prepared by the CIVD in this regard, along with printed materials, has become standard reading material for the global caravanning industry and international analysts.

For more than 25 years, the association has been working for the positive image of caravanning as a recreational alternative in Germany. With this objective in mind, the subsidiary Caravaning Informations GmbH CIG coordinates the association’s comprehensive marketing activities. It uses a broad range of instruments, including image advertising, PR activities, TV spots, trade fair participation as well as media and public relations work.

The international trade fair CARAVAN SALON Düsseldorf plays a key role in the association’s activities. As the sponsor of the world’s largest trade fair for leisure vehicles, the CIVD provides important innovation and sales impulses for the European caravanning industry. At the same time, the annual CARAVAN SALON Düsseldorf is also an important multiplier for the association’s positive image activities.

The CIVD is certificed in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.

The CIVD is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.