One of Europe’s leading manufacturers of leisure vehicles Knaus Tabbert AG and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, recently signed a contract for the supply of chassis for motorhomes and vans for the VW Crafter and VW T6.1 series.
From the second half of 2022, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will thus act as a further partner for the supply of chassis and vans for the Knaus and Weinsberg brands, according to a report.
With the agreement, Knaus Tabbert can further diversify its portfolio of motorized chassis and enter new, high-growth market segments.
“The agreement with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is another significant step towards optimizing our supplier base and production processes. It also enables us to offer our customers an even greater variety of models. The additional chassis and vans will help to shorten delivery times, which have been considerably stretched due to material shortages, and further reduce our dependence on individual suppliers. This means we are also optimally positioned for growth in the future,” says Wolfgang Speck, CEO of Knaus Tabbert AG.
With Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Knaus Tabbert has completed its fifth collaboration with an OEM to supply vans and chassis.
In early spring, the company had made agreements with Mercedes and Ford to supply motorized chassis, doubling the number of suppliers in the coming year.
With Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Knaus Tabbert customers can choose from the assortment of other premium manufacturers as the basis for a leisure vehicle from Knaus Tabbert. The increase in suppliers is part of Knaus Tabbert’s strategy to grow.
Due to material shortages in chassis production, delivery times have been considerably extended in the last two years.
The significant expansion of the number of suppliers for chassis and vans counteracts this. It should contribute to a reduction in delivery times for dealers and customers in the medium term.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has decades of experience developing and producing reliable and efficient vehicles.
The number of chassis delivered to Knaus Tabbert is to be successively increased. Knaus Tabbert will present the first models and prototype vehicles based on Volkswagen chassis at its dealer conference, which took place from June 24 to 27, 2022, and at the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf from 26 August to 4 September 2022.
This article originally appeared on Investegate.