Roller Team Factory Tour

Roller Team Factory Tour

During my recent trip to Tuscany, Italy where I attended the Roller Team Dealer Launch 2020 season preview. I had the opportunity to tour the Roller Team factory. It was a fascinating insight into the Italian work culture, a lean production line and just how the Italians differ to us Brits!

I once again met Paolo Bicci, managing director for Roller Team and member of the executive board of the Trigano Group and met some of the staff from the factory floor.

Let’s dive deep into the Roller Team factory.

Roller Team Factory Tour Stage 0

Stage #0: In peak season, the Roller Team factory can have many hundreds of chassis awaiting to be prepared and converted. The UK isn’t the only country Roller Team export to, and there are many different layouts available throughout Europe. The factory also builds models for other Trigano brands.

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A chassis awaiting to be converted.

Roller Team Factory Tour Stage 1

The chassis arrive. At the time, there were only a few hundred chassis left. Each August, the factory shuts down for several weeks. Given this tour happened at the end of the season and the start of the next, this wasn’t a surprise. The initial stage is where the chassis extension is fitted. It is from this point the vehicles are slowly and continuously moved through the production line to have their fixtures and fittings installed.

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The chassis will have an extension built at the rear to support the habitation.

Roller Team Factory Tour Stage 2

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The chassis extension is placed on at the rear.

Roller Team Factory Tour Stage 3

The motorhome is built from the inside out. With the floor being laid with fixings for future cabinets and storage solutions.

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The chassis will have an extension built at the rear to support the habitation.

Roller Team Factory Tour Stage 4

The motorhome is built from the inside out. With the floor being laid with fixings for future cabinets and storage solutions.

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Everything is prepared and ready for each stage, ensuring no time is wasted!

Roller Team Factory Tour Stage 5

Do you recognise which model this island bed is installed in? Part of the production line is that everything is built ready to install at the appropriate time. Wasting no time on the factory floor, ensuring motorhomes gets through each stage on time!

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Which model is this island bed from? Comment below!

Roller Team Factory Tour Stage 9

The habitation build is coming along very nicely. The fridge is installed, the heating has been piped through as well as the dropdown beds and overhead lockers.

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Most parts of the habitation area at this point are supported by beams.

Roller Team Factory Tour Stage 12

Can you guess the model? At stage 12 the habitation has come a long way and the side walls are being prepared to be installed.

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This low profile model is looking fantastic!

Roller Team Factory Tour Stage 17

At this stage the side walls have been installed and the back wall is being prepared.

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The motorhome side walls and rear are being prepared to be sealed.

Each stage has a time frame and at this point the sealant throughout the motorhome has been applied. At this point, all the accessories such as the ladders for the various bed types have been placed into the motorhome.

At this point the various stages are unknown. Below are different aspects of the production line. Everything is built and prepared at the Roller Team factory ready for assemble. The motorhome is also taken to different parts of the compound outside of the main production line.

For those of you that don’t know. Roller Team have a vast network of dealers across the UK and aboard, the various models you’ve seen above are comparable to their UK counterpart. An example of this are the Roller Team Livingstone models, the UK models are called Toleno. Another great example is this years “SPORT” edition. The SPORT has been in the European market as the Kronos 290 M for several years.

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The side walls are prepared and built on-site ready to be installed on the production line.

Nearing Conclusion

There are many more stages involved in building a motorhome, however I think we have covered most of nitty-gritty aspects of the build and additional photos are available to view on Facebook.

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The motorhome side walls and rear are being prepared to be sealed.

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This low profile model is nearing completion on the factory floor.

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This Ci Riviera 85p has just had it’s decals applied.

This concludes our quick glimpse into the Roller Team factory.

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