The beginnings of PÖSSL
First series conversions of the "Original Pössl" in 1989 and 1990 by Peter Pössl, in two layouts: Ford Transit Fan and Ford Transit Family, each with its own high roof.
The Ford Transit PICK-UP/alcove becomes the standard
Different model variants were offered under the names Sputnik, Gemini, Apollo1, Apollo2 and Calypso. The basis for all of them was the Ford Transit with single or double cab.
The first PÖSSL box van
Peter Pössl's idea to integrate the interior of a small caravan into a standard box van is realized! The vehicle basis is the Peugeot Boxer and Fiat Ducato.
The Duo 2000, the DUO-VAN, the Duett and the Pössl-Family are created. Peter Pössl was not aware at the time of the sensation he was causing. Pössl offered the converted Boxer at the same price at which otherwise just the naked sheet metal body was available in Germany. Already back then, the box vans were equipped with complete caravan furnishings with a living space of 12 m2.
A growing market
Already more than 360 vehicles of the PÖSSL brand are sold on the German and Austrian market.
With the takeover by the Glück Group and the development of the classic 2Win, production and sales figures increase.
New production and the GLOBECAR enters the market
From this point on, PÖSSL vans are no longer built by Adria in Slovenia but by the conversion partner in Isny in the Allgäu region in Germany - a total of 1700 units are sold. In addition, a Europe-wide dealer network is established. Moreover, the GLOBECAR brand is introduced and developed.
The company now also uses base vehicles from Citroën, Fiat, Ford and Renault.
The H-LINE series is born
The series are switched to the new X250 chassis of the Fiat Ducato and Citroëns Jumper, in addition, the 2WIN is significantly upgraded by the chassis, which is more than 40 cm longer.
The "all-in concepts" developed by PÖSSL are very popular on the market - careful workmanship and the great price-performance ratio continue to speak for the two brands PÖSSL and GLOBECAR.
PÖSSL continues to build the Concorde Compact in Zellingen in-house, after Concorde took this model out of the product range; in addition, PÖSSL is developing the H-Line series with a GRP high roof.
Setting new standards
PÖSSL sets further standards in terms of function and design – the model STYLE is created: Unique exterior and interior design!
20 years of Pössl
Two special models are launched to mark the 20th company anniversary: Twenty and Nero.
Development and introduction of the brand CLEVER VANS
Clever Mobile GmbH is founded under Pössl Freizeit und Sport GmbH, which sells vans developed in Hungary under the CLEVER VANS brand name.
The brand ROADCAR is created
Pössl Freizeit und Sport GmbH develops and sells box vans under the name ROADCAR.
The Summit story begins
The Pössl Summit is one of the first box vans with a swivel bath and unique layout concept. With the CAMPSTER - which is based on the Citroën Spacetourer and includes full furniture and a pop-up roof - PÖSSL succeeds in entering the compact bus class market.
Already in the first year of sales, 1000 units are sold in Europe.
The PÖSSL GROUP is growing
The production company H-Line Produktion GmbH in Vielbrunn/Odenwald is founded. A modern box van production facility is set up as a result, covering an area of approx. 50,000 m2.
30 years of Pössl
With the special model Trenta, "La dolce Vita" joins the product range of the parent brand PÖSSL.
The VANLINE is born
At the start of the season, the VANSTER is presented - in contrast to the CAMPSTER, it is not equipped with furniture but comes as an ideal everyday car with up to eight seats, pop-up roof and optional campbox for cooking and sleeping.
In the same year, both extension models - also based on the Mercedes Vito and the V-Class - are introduced: VANSTAR and CAMPSTAR join the other two vans. The VANLINE - the compact bus class of the PÖSSL GROUP - is created.
The second own production site
The plant in Dachwig near Erfurt is put into operation. Thanks to the laser cutting cabins, the production there is state-of-the-art.