The new Arto is received by an enthused audience at the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf. The generation 2014 Arto distinguishes itself through a new, unusual language of form, whereby the dynamic front design of the fully-integrated vehicle reminds the viewer more of a sports car than a classic motorhome. The vehicle is perfectly proportioned, but does not have a pretentious air to it. The conversion is not just undertaken on the exterior: the interior design leaves no wishes unfulfilled in terms of fittings, starting with the individual selection of cushions via kitchen fittings right up to the comfortable bathroom. New in the Arto range are the models 76 B and 83 B with a classic bar version and the Arto 88 F with an island bed.
The success of the new Arto fills the order books - by the end of February, the model year 2014 is already sold out.
Tobias Weiß becomes the new, additional Managing Director for the Production, Technology and Purchasing Divisions.
Niesmann+Bischoff presents individual interior designs for the Arto and Flair 100. The customer is able to select between 500 different living environment styles to make the best times of their lives even better.
The Arto range is extended to 16 models. The new floor plans provide even more space and comfort, and extend to a vehicle length of 8.76 m. With this addition, Niesmann+Bischoff close the gap between the Arto and Flair Series. The new Arto 88 E quickly becomes a bestseller for Niesmann+Bischoff.
30 years Niesmann+Bischoff "Fascination Liner". With the anniversary Liner, a new appearance showing the products' advanced development (corporate design) and the Challenge on the Nurburgring, the company is clearly leading the field in the premium class, and presents the new 100 Series for the Flair. This new generation orientates itself confidently with "best practice in motorhomes" and defines in its Code clear objectives for the safest motor caravan, the most beautiful mobile home and the best Liner.
Niesmann+Bischoff present the new luxury class and receive the highest accolades from specialist media, for example Europe's leading specialist magazine, Promobil: Truly top class. [..] The brand has found its style".
Innovations, unique selling points, but also for example the spacious and wellness bathroom have convinced customers and take on a leading role in the product policy. The concentration of the measures and reinforcement of the customer orientation smooth the path to benchmarks and to the desired market leadership.
The Artour2009, and a large test drive promotion with the first and unique 4-channel fully-automatic suspension with auto-level function in this class which delight motorhome drivers at many dealers and at selected camping pitches.
The Flair 4.0 is nominated by the Ministries and Senators of Economics and the Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology for the "Design award for the Federal republic of Germany".
In June 2009, Niesmann+Bischoff once again prove their innovative force and add two fantastic new Arto models in the compact class (3.5 t class) in addition to the new wellness bathroom for Flair to their portfolio. For particular highlights, a utility model protection is submitted to the Patents Office.
Niesmann+Bischoff supplements the existing appearance of their products with a new trademark: "The Lily of Polch". This distinctive signet is used as a mission statement for luxury, premium and top-class products (Arto, Flair and Clou) and represents a significant element of the visual appearance.
With the "Flair4ever" campaign, a new dimension of perfectly-positioned motorhomes is presented: Flair 4.0. The international premiere is conducted in the presence of the branch icon, Erwin Hymer, the entire Board of the Group, formula 1 pilot Timo Glock, luge legend Georg Hackl and Presenter Alexander Mazza in the No. 1 event hotel “Scalaria” at the Wolfgangsee, and is exclusively reserved for invited guests holding VIP tickets.
Due to the superb model policy, the diversity of the range is optimised, orientated towards the customer's wishes and new, attractive models are developed. The successful re-launch of the traditional brand begins with a new trade fair booth, a brand book and a new corporate design.
The newly-developed floor plan for the Flair 8000i FB is presented at the CMT in Stuttgart. Hubert Brandl is appointed Managing Director of Marketing/sales at Niesmann+Bischoff GmbH in September of this year. The outstanding and innovative design of the ClouLINER 990SG is confirmed when it is presented with the redDot Design Award and the Caravanning Design Award.
The brands Arto, Flair and Clou are presented at the Caravan Salon with a similar exterior design and "familial resemblance". In November, Niesmann+Bischoff GmbH celebrate their 25-year anniversary as part of their Open Day.
Thomas Luible becomes the new Managing Director of Niesmann+Bischoff. In terms of models, the Arto Series draws attention to itself this year having undergone a complete revision. The Flair models are also optimised in numerous details. The new ClouLINER III is introduced at the new Caravan Salon.
The ClouTREND alcove motorhomes 650 and 750 - also completely redesigned both outside and inside - are one of the highlights at the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf. A radical change to the Flair: Developers provide it with a revised exterior design and a completely new furniture concept.
The new ClouLINER 650 and 750 are launched with a completely new exterior and interior design. Even more choice with the Flair motorhome: The 6700i provides a model on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis for the first time.
And once again the second generation of Arto motorhomes rolls into the spotlights at the Caravan Salon in Dusseldorf. The ClouTREND luxury alcove motorhomes attract great attention with a completely new furniture concept.
Niesmann+Bischoff introduces a third construction series with the Arto. The integrated motorhomes undercut the limit of 100,000 German Marks and combine technical innovation with high levels of practicality.
The company moves into the new works and at the same time begins production of the new Flair Series. Niesmann+Bischoff present the ClouLINER 900 U as a top of the range model with a mid-engine and 372 horsepower.
The ground-breaking ceremony is held for the new construction of the Polch works. In addition, the completely new ClouLINER II design causes a furore. Fleetwood Enterprises participates in the GmbH as majority shareholders.
The ClouLINER gains a little brother with the L 500, which celebrates its premiere at the international autumn trade fairs. The narrow, compact construction form and the slanted front open up new customer bases.
The beginning of a legend: The company presents the first Clou - the alcove model 570 E. This completely innovative concept convinces customers immediately. As a logical consequence, the company rents a works hall and extends it. In December 1981, the Niesmann-Bischoff-Clou-Produktionsgesellschaft mbH is founded.
Expansion of the Service Centre to become the largest of its kind in Europe (16,000 square metres). The company separates the exhibition halls for motorhomes and caravans, and sets up an accessories shop.
Initiation of the import of US motorhomes of the brands Midas, Sportscoach and Fleetwood. Within the shortest possible time, the company becomes the largest US importer. Towards the end of the 1970's, the company is forced to discontinue this line of business due to the high dollar rate.
In order to also provide the customer with servicing work, the company procures a 4,000 square metre-large exhibition site on the outskirts of the City of Koblenz. Two qualified employees are responsible for Customer Service.