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RESEARCH ANALYSIS: Review of vehicle roof systems

11 May 2015

While the variation of roof systems continues to grow, the push for lighter cars has led to the adoption of carbon fibre and polycarbonate in roof design. Matthew Beecham reviews some trends in the roof system market.


QUBE extracts (roof systems)

25 July 2011

QUBE is just-auto's new online intelligence platform, providing real-time information, insight and analysis on the global automotive manufacturing industry. This month we provide extracts from component sectors covered in the new service, continuing with a look at the latest developments in vehicle roof systems.


Review of roof systems

10 June 2011

A number of trends are emerging in roof design, reports Matthew Beecham. First is the sheer size and sophistication of the products.

Latest interviews


Q&A with Webasto

26 May 2011

Panoramic sunroofs stretching the length and breadth of a vehicle are becoming increasingly popular on both sides of the Atlantic. These designs give the best of both worlds: saving on cost (compared to a convertible) and adding to the versatility of the car. In this interview, Matthew Beecham talked with Thomas Schütt, director of product management, roof and body, Webasto and Walter Pecho, vice president, R&D, Webasto-Edscha Cabrio, Webasto Group.

Latest news


Webasto acquires Schaidt Innovations

6 January 2017

Webasto has completed its takeover of electronics service provider, Schaidt Innovations, based in Wörth-Schaidt, Germany.


Webasto makes Range Rover Evoque soft top claims

6 July 2016

Supplier Webasto claims the folding roof developed for the Range Rover Evoque is one of the quietest convertible tops on the market and also the world’s largest soft top without a tension bow.


just-auto Plus only Webasto develops exclusive soft top for Rolls-Royce Dawn

24 May 2016

Sun-filled boulevards, whether they are in the South of France, in Florida or California are its preferred territory: The Rolls-Royce Dawn is a very special convertible. Webasto developed an elegant, and at the same time technically highly sophisticated soft...


just-auto Plus only Webasto Thermo and Comfort North America appoints new CEO

9 May 2016

Webasto thermo and comfort North America (Fenton, Michigan), announced the appointment of Mark Denny as president and CEO. With more than 30 years of experience in the automotive and transportation industry, Denny brings a wealth of knowledge with proven...


just-auto Plus only Webasto 2015 global sales surged 19%

9 May 2016

In the fiscal year 2015, automotive supplier Webasto continued to forge ahead on its course of success. Sales of the group saw an increase by 19% to EUR 2.9bn (US$3.3bn) (2014: EUR2.5bn). The positive business development is also apparent in its earnings,...


Webasto expands Japan roof plant

11 April 2016

Webasto is expanding its plant for roof systems in Hiroshima, Japan, with EUR5.6m (US$6.4m) ploughed into a new 5,000 square metre building.


just-auto Plus only Webasto announces Hiroshima roof systems plant expansion

6 April 2016

Webasto, the world market leader for roof and thermo systems is expanding its plant for roof systems in the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Thus, the leading automotive supplier is bolstering its presence in Japan, the third largest car-producing country in the...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Opel’s optional parking heater ensures pleasant warm cabin

18 November 2015

The new Opel Astra is living up to its reputation as a wellness oasis: even in sub-zero temperatures of the deepest winter, the compact car's optional parking heater ensures full visibility and a pleasantly warm cabin at the push of a button - a real boon not...


just-auto Plus only BELGIUM: Webasto to present new Cool Top RTC rooftop air-conditioner for mini and midi buses at Busworld 2015

24 September 2015

From 16-21 October, Webasto will be presenting its new Cool Top RTC rooftop air-conditioner for mini and midi buses at Busworld 2015 in Kortrijk, Belgium. For the first time, Webasto will thus be providing air-conditioning solutions that have a cooling...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Webasto to present automotive solutions at IAA 2015

16 September 2015

As a strategic partner to the automotive industry, Webasto has a worldwide presence and develops solutions for automotive future. A global production network, uniform standards of quality and innovative technologies are just some of the key success...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Webasto Group’s sales increases 21% to US$1.60bn in H1/2015

16 September 2015

In the context of the 66th International Automobile Fair (IAA) Cars in Frankfurt, Webasto indicated that business development for the first half of 2015 yielded positive results. Dr. Holger Engelmann, chairman of the management board Webasto sees the continued...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Webasto introduces new ThermoCall app for operating parking heaters

2 September 2015

 Webasto is releasing the new ThermoCall app for operating parking heaters. The smartphone app is available in the Google App Store and shortly also at Apple - both downloads are free. As with its parking heaters, in this app Webasto has consistently...


just-auto Plus only US: Webasto develops complete climate control aftermarket solution for Ram ProMaster

2 September 2015

Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America has a wide range of integrated air-conditioning systems that offer comfortable and reliable temperatures. The London takes it one step further, offering the additional heating function, making it a fully integrated...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Webasto Group announces management changes

3 August 2015

Effective 1 August, Webasto has reorganised its management board. This was announced by the company following the meeting of the supervisory board of Webasto. Matthias Arleth and Jürgen Reimer are strengthening the management board of the company. Holger...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Webasto wins Ford World Excellence Award in Gold category

28 July 2015

Webasto has won the Ford World Excellence Award in the Gold category for the third time. This is the highest honour that the Ford Motor awards annually to its suppliers. The production plant in Schierling was recognised for its quality, delivery reliability...


Webasto breaks ground for administration centre

24 July 2015

Webasto has opened its new EUR40m (US$44m) administration and development centre in Stockdorf, near Munich.


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Webasto wins Plus X award

22 June 2015

Webasto has won a Plus X award, the world's greatest prize for innovation in technology, sports and lifestyle. An independent jury pronounced its acclaim for the Webasto panorama roof featuring infrared absorption in the categories for innovation and high...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Webasto’s sales increase 22% in Q1/2015

21 May 2015

Webasto has continued down a successful path in the 2014 fiscal year. Sales increased by 8% EUR2.5bn (US$2.77bn) (2013: EUR2.3bn). The sales were generated in Webasto's three core fields of business, whose the weighting remained virtually unchanged compared to...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Audi TT Roadster features Webasto-Edscha’s soft-top

14 May 2015

Webasto-Edscha, Webasto's convertible business unit, has worked closely with Audi to put together an unprecedented package of innovations for the new soft-top of the latest generation Audi TT Roadster: A new drive system, an intelligent mix of lightweight...


Webasto-Edscha aids Audi TT soft-top

14 May 2015

Webasto-Edscha, Webasto's convertible business unit, has worked closely with Audi to put together a package of innovations for the new soft-top of the latest generation TT Roadster.


just-auto Plus only ITALY: Webasto to exhibit at 2015 Transpotec

17 April 2015

At the 2015 transport and logistics fair, Transpotec, which takes place from 16 - 19 April in Verona, Italy, Webasto will unveil its new battery-operated transport refrigeration system Frigo Top 10. The innovation: Conceived especially for small transport...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Webasto Parking Heaters named as ‘Best Brand’ for tenth year

20 March 2015

According to auto motor und sport, Webasto holds top position in the category of Parking Heaters For 10 years now, the trade publication auto motor und sport has been asking its readership to name the 'Best Brand' in the category Parking Heaters; for 10 years...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Webasto manufactures fixed panorama roof for third gen Smart Fortwo

13 January 2015

Webasto is manufacturing the fixed panorama roof for the third generation of the Smart Fortwo. The 1.2 square metre, transparent roof panel is made of the lightweight material polycarbonate (Makrolon from Bayer MaterialScience). The roof system admits a lot of...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Webasto introduces parking heater

18 September 2014

A Webasto parking heater offers comfort and safety during the cold season. To enable drivers to benefit even more from their parking heaters, Webasto is now offering two add-on kits permitting individualised usage of the heaters. With 'Webasto Individual...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Webasto develops Swing Top fabric sunroof for Opel Adam Rocks

17 September 2014

In cooperation with Opel, Webasto has developed the Swing Top fabric sunroof for the Opel Adam Rocks. The new mini crossover impresses with its trendy convertible look. The Adam Rocks is the right vehicle for anyone who cannot do without a feeling of freedom...


just-auto Plus only US/GERMANY: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible equipped with Webasto soft top

1 September 2014

Webasto-Edscha, Webasto's convertible business unit, is for the first time the exclusive manufacturer of the soft top for the award-winning seventh generation Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible. The convertible roof has a number of lightweight components,...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Webasto to exhibit at IAA Commercial Vehicles Show

6 August 2014

At the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hanover, Webasto will be presenting a wide-ranging portfolio for light commercial vehicles and trucks under the slogan 'Heating and cooling from a single source.' The booth will be located on Stand B22 in Hall 12 from 25...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Webasto wins Ford World Excellence Award in Gold category

13 June 2014

Webasto has won the World Excellence Award from Ford in the Gold category. After winning Silver twice and Gold once, it is the fourth award Webasto has been given by Ford for its production plant in Schierling, which is representative of Webasto's outstanding...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Webasto’s new generation Air Top air heaters now available in dealership

11 June 2014

With immediate effect, the new generation of Air Top air heaters is available worldwide through the Webasto dealer network. The engine-independent parking heaters, Air Top Evo 40 and Air Top Evo 55, are used to heat commercial and special-purpose vehicles,...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Webasto rated as ‘Best Brand’ of 2014

9 June 2014

For the tenth time in a row, Webasto was again rated as 'Best Brand' 2014 by readers of the German technical magazines trans aktuell, lastauto omnibus and Fernfahrer. In the category 'Air-conditioning and heating for commercial vehicles', Webasto received 60%...

Webasto news

Webasto acquires Schaidt Innovations

6 January 2017

Webasto has completed its takeover of electronics service provider, Schaidt Innovations, based in...


Webasto makes Range Rover Evoque soft top claims

6 July 2016

Supplier Webasto claims the folding roof developed for the Range Rover Evoque is one of the quiet...


just-auto Plus only Webasto develops exclusive soft top for Rolls-Royce Dawn

24 May 2016

Sun-filled boulevards, whether they are in the South of France, in Florida or California are its...


just-auto Plus only Webasto Thermo and Comfort North America appoints new CEO

9 May 2016

Webasto thermo and comfort North America (Fenton, Michigan), announced the appointment of Mark De...


just-auto Plus only Webasto 2015 global sales surged 19%

9 May 2016

In the fiscal year 2015, automotive supplier Webasto continued to forge ahead on its course of su...


Webasto expands Japan roof plant

11 April 2016

Webasto is expanding its plant for roof systems in Hiroshima, Japan, with EUR5.6m (US$6.4m) ploug...



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