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Press release


Under a good star

21 years ago, when the caravan manufacturer Star Caravane

went bankrupt, the employees decided to take over the

business. With a «slight» change, however: STAR caravans

and motorhomes would no longer leave the workshop, but

AUTOSTAR motorhomes.

The site was built at Saint-Brandan, just a few kilometres

away from the original address, the Trigano Group provided

financial backing and the brand new company started out in

the manufacture and fitting of living compartments.

A new brand was born: AUTOSTAR, which delivered its first

collection of motorhomes in 1985. The quality of the materials

selected and the care taken in the manufacture positioned

the brand at the top end of the market. In addition,

the interior could be fully customised to suit individual requirements.

The company developed a reputation for reliability

and robustness: Capucine or Profilé, 200 vehicles were produced

in the first year and distributed through some thirty

AUTOSTAR dealers. The «Intégral» range was added to the

collection in 1990.

A new milestone in 1999: the construction of a new factory

on the site and an intensive hiring program to cope with the

development of the brand, which had to industrialise its production.

AUTOSTAR, which had become a reference in this

sector, joined the Trigano group in 2001. Kaisen manufacturing

techniques were implemented, 26 models were proposed

by a network of 45 multibrand distributors in France

and a dozen European sales outlets, for example in Germany,

Switzerland and Norway.

«AUTOSTAR, which delivered

its first collection of

motorhomes in 1985.»

«AUTOSTAR, which had

become a reference in this

sector, joined the Trigano

group in 2001.»

Le logo jusqu’a 2006


2006, a new start

AUTOSTAR motorhome models are improved every year and

fully redesigned every three years or so. Today, however, a

totally new collection will be unveiled in the 2007 catalogue.

Since chassis type determines the design and layout of the

living compartment, the arrival of the latest Fiat and Renault

carriers has injected fresh impetus into the range. In addition,

larger living compartments can be built on these new

chassis. AUTOSTAR has taken the opportunity to entirely

redesign its range from A to Z. Elegant and dynamic

silhouette, more ergonomic interior fittings, greater comfort

and, as always, high quality decoration and finish. In other

words, AUTOSTAR models combine optimum comfort and

advanced technology. Faithful to its reputation, quality is the

driving force behind the brand’s philosophy of providing complete

customer satisfaction. 28 models are proposed in the

new catalogue, including 14 Profilé, 4 Capucine and 4 Intégral.

28 models are proposed

in the new catalogue,

including 14 Profilé,

4 Capucine and

4 Intégral.

AUTOSTAR is doing even more this year: the 2007 collection

is accompanied by new documentation and will be presented

with its new logo, under the light of a friendly little star.

Key events :

1985 Creation of the AUTOSTAR brand

Models: Capucine and Profilé

1986 Creation of the Autostar Club

1990 First Autostar Intégral

1999 Construction of the new factory

2001 The Trigano Group acquires Autostar

2006 New Fiat and Renault chassis:

the range is completely redesigned

New documentation

200 The current size of the Autostar workforce.


The Autostar Club

Born out of the passion of the AUTOSTAR motorhome

owners for their favourite vehicles, the Autostar Club is celebrating

its 20th birthday this year! These long haul pioneers

and their motorhomes, whose paths crossed along

the roads, developed a feeling of solidarity, met and created

their club in 1986. The club, which currently has 300

members, a web site and a quarterly newsletter, continues

to organise regular group outings and exchange forums.

The club, which currently has 300 members

Président : Olivier BAILLIARD

ZI du Launay – Saint-Brandan

22800 QUINTIN

Tél. : +33 (0)2 96 79 60 35

www.autostar.fr (Heading «Club»)

mail : autostar.club@wanadoo.fr»


CONTACT

AUTOSTAR

ZI du Launay – Saint-Brandan

22800 QUINTIN

Tél. : +33 (0)2 96 79 62 00

Fax : +33 (0)2 96 74 09 37

www.autostar.fr

autostar@trigano.fr

édition : Juillet 2006

Press contact(s) : Georges LEROY

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