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Rapido Motorhomes

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THE SAME PASSION FOR 3 GENERATIONS

THE SAME PASSION FOR 3 GENERATIONS

Les 3 personnages du logo RAPIDO symbolisent les 3 générations de la famille ROUSSEAU.

Les 3 personnages du logo RAPIDO symbolisent les 3 générations de la famille ROUSSEAU.

OVER 55 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AND INNOVATION FOR ADVENTURES

RAPIDO was born from the creative mind of Constant ROUSSEAU: in 1961, for his own holidays he invented and manufactured a canvas folding caravan that rested on a chassis, which could serve as a trailer the rest of the year.

Over the space of 30 years, 35,000 units of this innovative model would be produced, with half of them being exported. With improvements made each year, the folding caravan continued to fascinate and received several awards for its ingenuity including first prize in the Lépine Competition.

Pierre ROUSSEAU joined the company in 1976 to work with his father. He immediately thought of designing motor homes. The first model left the factory in 1983: this was the Randonneur 410. After his father passed away, Pierre ROUSSEAU took over management of the company in 1985.

A real turning point for RAPIDO came in 1987: the company launched a standard range of motor homes, thereby entering the heart of the market for the first time. At the time, RAPIDO produced low-profile and overcab models and, a little later, a range of A-class models.

In 2014, Pierre ROUSSEAU’s son Nicolas joined the company and took over the management of sales and marketing.

The passion for this product has been kindled in a third generation.

A EUROPEAN GROUP, FRENCH SAVOIR-FAIRE AND A FAMILY BUSINESS

RAPIDO has evolved from a quality French brand into a European group, becoming a market leader in motor homes. This success is primarily built on RAPIDO’s exacting quality standards and the acquisition of specialised brands in various recreationalvehicle market segments. Today, almost half the production is exported. From 1993 to 2016, the RAPIDO group gradually expanded with the brands ESTEREL (1993), les mobilhome RAPIDHOME (1998), FLEURETTE (2005), ITINEO (2006), CAMPEREVE (2009), WESTFALIA (2010), DREAMER (2014) et P.L.A./GIOTTILINE (2016). The acquisition of Italian manufacturer PLA, along with that of the German WESTFALIA, further strengthens the RAPIDO Group’s European base. However, the company has remained a family business and preserved its spirit of craftsmanship with genuine attention to detail.

Visit our website : www.corporate-rapido.com

70 YEARS OF HISTORY

  • 1948 : Company founded by Constant ROUSSEAU
  • 1961 : First RAPIDO caravan launched
  • 1975 : Factory opened in Mayenne, France
  • 1976 : Pierre ROUSSEAU joined the company
  • 1983 : RAPIDO’s first motor home, the Randonneur 410, enters production
  • 1992 : First RAPIDO A-class model
  • 2004 : New generation A-class model with double floor
  • 2008 : New 24,000m² factory opened in Mayenne
  • 2010 : First RAPIDO vans and heavy motor homes launched with Series 10dFH
  • 2014 : DISTINCTION Series launched. Nicolas ROUSSEAU joined the company

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PERMANENT COMMITMENT

RAPIDO is focused on protecting the environment during the entire motor home construction process. As part of this united, socially responsible approach, RAPIDO does its utmost to ensure its business success while also protecting natural resources and ensuring its employees thrive.

Manual work rather than mass-industrialisation.

Manual work rather than mass-industrialisation.

Eco-friendly design: heat pumps, lighting that adapts to natural lighting levels, etc.

Eco-friendly design: heat pumps, lighting that adapts to natural lighting levels, etc.

Protecting the local economy while reducing the environmental impact caused by long distance transport.

Protecting the local economy while reducing the environmental impact caused by long distance transport.

94% of our suppliers of European plywood hold PEFC certification, which guarantees sustainable forest management.

94% of our suppliers of European plywood hold PEFC certification, which guarantees sustainable forest management.

RAPIDO motor homes boast the latest in technology for cleaner vehicles.

RAPIDO motor homes boast the latest in technology for cleaner vehicles.

13,000 pallets refurbished, 160 tonnes of cardboard recycled, 25 tonnes of plastic recycled, 160 tonnes of sawdust turned into fuel

13,000 pallets refurbished, 160 tonnes of cardboard recycled, 25 tonnes of plastic recycled, 160 tonnes of sawdust turned into fuel

Every year, we organise some 20 factory tours with over 1,000 people stepping into the world of RAPIDO’s expertise.

Every year, we organise some 20 factory tours with over 1,000 people stepping into the world of RAPIDO’s expertise.