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Country: France

  • Autostar Lighting, a French manufacturer created in 1985 by twenty-three former Star Caravanes employees, specializes in motorhome design.
  • Right from the start, Autostar made its mark with the invention of sandwich panels, used in the manufacture of its products.
  • In 1989, Autostar introduces the first A-Class models equipped with ALDE heaters.
  • in 1997, Autostar introduces the Aryal 80, the first six-wheel truck
  • In 2000, Autostar inaugurates a new factory, reinforcing its position as a generalist in leisure vehicles.
  • In 2001, Autostar becomes a majority shareholder in the Trigano Group
  • To celebrate its 30th anniversary, in 2019 Autostar launches the "30th Edition" special series of its A-Class models, offering superior equipment and comfort.
  • In 2020, the brand introduces the "Prestige Design Edition" range, offering a luxurious experience and a rethought design.
  • Finally, in 2022, Autostar creates a sensation with the launch of "Design Edition" vans, bringing a new aesthetic and functional dimension to leisure vehicles.

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This factory in Côtes-d'Armor manufactures luxury motorhomes for the whole of Europe | Manufacture of luxury motorhomes in Côtes-d'Armor 17/06/2022

AutoStar plant in Saint-Brandan, Côtes-d'Armor, France

Subsidiary of the Trigano group

Annual production of 1,200 vehicles

Annual sales of 50 million euros

New for 2022: launch of vans

Distribution network: around 45 distributors in France, 25 in Europe

Main export markets: Italy, Belgium, Norway, Denmark and Sweden

Vehicle price range: from €70,000 to €120,000

Top-of-the-range models for Chausson and Challenger also manufactured in Saint-Brandan

Vehicle weight: 3.5 tons

Driving license required: B licence

Company growth: +25% since the start of the COVID-19 crisis

AutoStar workforce: around 200 people, constantly recruiting

In-house training available

Trigano's growth limited despite strong demand for motorhomes 23/11/2021

Sales growth of 34.3% in 2020/2021, reaching 2.934 billion euros.

Sales of 52,637 motorhomes in 2020/2021, compared with 38,929 the previous year.

Growth in the European motorhome market: +28.1% over the season.

Increase in workforce of over 1,000.

Operating income before non-recurring items of 357.9 million euros in 2020/2021, or 12.2% of sales.

Net financial expense of -80.5 million euros.

Consolidated net income of 222.9 million euros, up 59.7%, or 11.56 euros per share.

Capital expenditure of €42.7 million and net cash of €348.4 million.

Full order books for the 2022 season.

Proposed gross dividend of 3.20 euros per ordinary share for the past year. Future restrictions:

Supply difficulties limiting sales growth in the first half of 2021-2022 and possibly beyond.

Production delays of up to 5,000 units in the first half.

Tensions on supplies, in particular rolling base production linked to the worldwide shortage of semiconductors.

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