The structural change in the caravan industry at the beginning of the 80s, forced KNAUS to close down their main plants in Ochsenfurt and Marktbreit. Five former employees of Knaus got together and established FRANKANA. Permanently rising sales volumes have shown that specialist traders have found a competent and reliable partner in our company. Together with our sister company Freiko, we nowadays belong to the leading wholesalers in the Camping and Leisure industry
Frankana® Freiko® Gollhofen
Due to the increasing product range, our warehouse space in Marktbreit was not sufficient. Hence, a new 10 000 m 2 warehouse on about 40 000 m 2 grounds was built next to Freiko GmbH in Gollhofen. Furthermore, a 3-floor administration building was built, in which the employees moved in early 2014. Our workshop, as well as the Caravan and Motorhome Shop, remain in Marktbreit.
Freiko’s administration building had seen better days. The old building was built as a lightweight construction in 1995 and required a renovation. In addition, space problems became apparent due to the steady growth. Approximately 50 m from the old office building, a generous, climate-optimised new building was built. The new building is environmentally friendly and energy efficient due to its climate control through concrete core activation and a ventilation system with heat recovery. In autumn 2016, the Freiko team moved into the new building. The old office building was demolished in favour of a new warehouse.
In the warehousing and picking process in our new warehouse, an urgent technical up-date was needed at the end of 2016. Our goal was a higher performance, an optimised work process and time savings. In addition, the health aspect, especially that of our employees, was very important to us. Thanks to the new conveyor technology, ergonomic as well as back and joint safe working is now possible. Since the end of February 2017, our conveyor belts have been running smoothly.
What we do
Initially, we concentrated on the area of service and spare parts for caravans. Due to the ever-increasing customer demand, we have been adding more and more accessories to our equipment. Today, our range covers more than 10.000 different products from camping guides to solar panels
An IT-supported order processing system allows us to react quickly and flexibly. Furthermore, a good balance between the areas of warehouse, logistics and IT is of the highest importance to us. It is in the interest of any specialist trader to purchase from a wholesaler who can deliver quickly. In this regard, the main focus lies not only on the transport but also on availability and a wide range of products.
Moreover, we support our retailers with regular training at our training facility in Gollhofen. In addition, we offer distance-learning courses. A team of trained and skilled staff gladly advises our traders on technical matters.
Let us briefly introduce to you our specialist trader exhibition – the only one of its kind and an integral component of our company’s philosophy. We present our newest products on over 1.100 m² on a circumferential gallery in 6 m height. There, you can examine our products on-the-spot.
For this, we are the right partner!