Leading roof supplier has been deeply rooted in China with a local footprint since 2001
Webasto the market leader for roof systems and parking heaters and one of the top 100 automotive suppliers worldwide, is exhibiting its latest innovations in roof and heating systems at Auto Shanghai 2015 in hall 5.2, booth 5B H413a\b. Under the motto “Global Footprint. Global Excellence. Global Drive.” Webasto presents its competence and dedication by showing its best solutions to the automotive industry in both divisions.
Among the broad product range presented in the roof division at Auto Shanghai 2015 Webasto is showing the Multi Optional Roof concept where different roof systems can be put on one car body. Additionally Webasto is displaying a wide range of roof systems such as the first fixed panorama roof with infrared absorption, an extra-large openable panorama roof, as well as sunroofs based on the modular roof platform and the latest version of a solar roof. Most notable among the heating systems innovations: the High-Voltage Heater (HVH) for electric and hybrid vehicles and the latest generation of parking heaters: Thermo Top Evo.
“China is the biggest single automotive market as well as our single biggest market,” said Dr. Holger Engelmann, Chairman of the Management Board Webasto SE, at the press conference of the Auto Shanghai 2015. “By starting the sunroofs production in China back in 2001 Webasto left a strong footprint on this market for many years. In addition our thermo division will also become stronger in China. With our High-Voltage Heater, specifically developed for electric and hybrid vehicles, we are offering a great solution for reducing CO2emissions – in China and around the globe,” he explained further.
Dr. Engelmann added: “Last year we opened two new plants to better satisfy the growing demand for sunroofs. Now we have a total of ten plants for local production. Combined with the work of our local R&D center we can offer innovative sunroofs customized for the Chinese market. At the same time we make sure to meet our global standards for top quality. This combination is the basis for our sustainable growth in China.”
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