The Pilote saga You are here : Home / The Pilote saga Our demand for excellence has taken you further since 1962. Here at Pilote, we have designed and built motorhomes for over 50 years with the same idea in mind: imagining ourselves on a trip with you, on-board your Pilote. This is why each of the 300 people working on our team strives for excellence and quality, all through respect for the customer – all traits that have been handed down from generation to generation. Innovation and experience, industrial processes, traditional craftsmanship, creativity and reliability are all along for the ride with you in your Pilote motorhome. Set off relaxed, travel further and enjoy yourself: we’ll take care of you. 1962 Creation of PILOTE and the birth of their first caravan in the Limouzinière cabinet-making workshop. 1965 The workshop is no longer big enough; the first factory is built close by. The site will be expanded several times until 1975. 1978 A trip to the USA inspires Pilote to build its first motorhome: A Capucine with a BEDFORD chassis. Pilote is now recognised as a pioneer and records its first sales abroad. 1981 Due to the growth in business, Pilote decides to expands its production capacities. The company invents the Low Profile design. 1985 Pilote introduces its first A-Class model, the R800DA. 1990 Pilote acquires Frankia, an emblematic German brand specialising in dual floors. 1995 Creation of the “First by Pilote” Range, motorhomes at an affordable price. 1999 Paris-Dakar: a motorhome participates in the race for the first time, piloted by Laurent Bourgnon. This event would be the inspiration behind the brand’s slogan: “Make the World Your Home”. 2004 Inauguration of a new 10,000m2 Pilote factory in Membrolle-sur-Longuenée, close to Angers. 2010 Inauguration of the Motorhome Service Centre (MSC) in Mebrolle-sur-Longuenée. The centre assists customers and trains salespersons and technical teams. 2015 Renewed selection with the return of the emblematic Galaxy and Pacific ranges.