It is well known that Trigema boss Wolfgang Grupp is very busy. Where the successful entrepreneur from Burladingen sometimes puts his foot in the dish, it was until now rather a company secret. The one Trigema and Paravan now reveal.
Burladingen/Pfronstetten – Grupp, together with Trigema the largest German leisurewear manufacturer, pays attention not only to sustainability with its Cradle-to-Cradle line. The CEO’s new company car is a fully electric Mercedes EQS. However, a crucial detail is missing from the factory, which Grupp has long become accustomed to. So he had the car converted by Paravan in Pfrontonstetten.
Wolfgang Grupp, boss of Trigema: stretch and have a clear view
The automaker has now revealed how in a lavishly illustrated press release. The passenger seat of the Mercedes was turned over and reinstalled against the direction of travel. It points backwards with the seat. Effect: The entrepreneur from Burladingen can comfortably spread his feet while his driver takes him to his appointments and back home.
This seat configuration, which Grupp has had in its company car for more than 40 years, also improves the forward view and makes it easier to talk to the driver, according to Paravan’s statement. And Grupp comments on the desire for more legroom: “Of course, if you’ve been used to it for 30 or 40 years, you don’t want to back down.”
Paravan to Pfronstetten: Conversion for Wolfgang Grupp took 14 days
It took the conversion professionals at the Paravan factory 14 days to implement Wolfgang Grupp’s special seat configuration in the Mercedes EQS. Responding to individual customer requests is part of everyday life at Pfrontonstetten – with many new ideas and great innovative strength, it mainly converts cars for the physically disabled. People who then benefit from their own mobility and the greatest possible freedom of movement afterwards. That is why Grupp’s request to return the passenger seat did not surprise the Pfrontonstetten specialist. On the contrary.
“We are going to invent what does not yet exist! That is why we did not hesitate for a second when Mr. Grupp contacted us. We are proud to be able to make mobility a little more comfortable for such an entrepreneurial personality, says Kevin Arnold of Paravan GmbH.