Award for Truma owner
Renate Schimmer-Wottrich, owner of Truma, was presented with the German Camping Prize at the Reise & Camping exhibition in Essen. The prize is a joint award by the German Camping Club (DCC) and the city of Essen. The award honours the merits of Renate Schimmer-Wottrich who has been actively committed to camping and caravanning, both inside and outside the company. For the past 48 years she has been striving to make mobile recreation even more comfortable and safe.
Renate Schimmer-Wottrich is the daughter of the company's founding father Philipp Kreis and was the managing partner of Truma between 1988 and 2008 before becoming chair of the advisory board. Renate Schimmer-Wottrich not only made Truma great, and diversified and internationalised its business. Again and again she was the driving force behind innovative products and excellent customer service, thereby playing a major role in offering campers 'more comfort on the road'. "It is a great honour for me to receive this award because it comes from our customers, those people that use our equipment. And as an enthusiastic camper myself I am doubly pleased," says Schimmer-Wottrich.
The EUR2,500 prize money will be donated to the Truma Foundation. Renate Schimmer-Wottrich which supports disadvantaged children and teenagers, and many other welfare organisations and projects in and around Munich.
Photo: Renate Schimmer-Wottrich is happy about the German Camping Prize that she
received from Thomas Kufen (left), Mayor of Essen and DCC president Andreas Jörn.
Picture credits: Rainer Schimm/Essen exhibition