The past four weeks have been a difficult time for the caravanning industry. The order of the federal and state governments to stop the sale of motor vehicles to contain the corona pandemic forced all aravanning dealerships in Germany to close temporarily in mid-March. As a result, the liquidity in the industry declined abruptly and to an unprecedented low. The German association of caravanning dealers (DCHV) and the association of leisure-vehicle manufacturers and suppliers CIVD, therefore, greatly welcome today’s decision by the Federal Government and the governments of the federal states to re-open the motor vehicle dealerships. “This will allow us to meet the continuing demand for leisure vehicles soon again and secures vital liquidity for our industry,” says Oliver Waidelich, Managing Director of DCHV. “Politicians have recognized the urgency of the problem and the importance of the re-opening of the motor vehicle dealerships for the German economy and tens of thousands of employees in Germany,” adds Daniel Onggowinarso, Managing Director of CIVD.
The resumption of business operations is subject to strict conditions regarding hygiene rules and physical distance of all persons to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus and protect customers and employees alike.