Creation of the company and launch of the first caravan
After a trip in the United States, PILOTE decides to produce a first prototype of a Coachbuilt motorhome based on a Bedford chassis. The success starts immediately and the manufacturing process can begin.
PILOTE who is already the leader of the French market for three years devices the concept of the low-profile with the launch of the R300
PILOTE meets another success by exporting and extends the range with the first “A-Class” models
Industrial but also European culture, PILOTE buys back the German n°6 manufacturer, FRANKIA, located in Franconia, in the North of Bavaria.
PILOTE purchases the top of range manufacturer LE VOYAGEUR, located near Angers, in France.
PILOTE buys back RMB, a German brand of upmarket products
Inauguration of the new factory LE VOYAGEUR located in La Membrolle sur Longuenée, close to Angers.
PILOTE throws an ambitious program of industrial investment on the site of La Chevallerie near Angers.
Launch of MOOVEO, the fully equipped motorhome you can afford !
Pilote celebrates its 45th anniversary !
Pilote Group hires 800 employees on 4 plants (3 in France and one in Germany), manufactures 4300 motorhomes. The dealer network comprises 250 sales outlets in 18 European countries and in India.
Exports and innovations are still on the agenda.