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Webasto to reopen Bavaria HQ after coronavirus shuttering

11 February 2020

Webasto is to reopen its headquarters in Stockdorf, Bavaria tomorrow (12 February) after a two-week shutdown due to staff contracting the coronavirus.


Coronavirus gets worse - the week

7 February 2020

The coronavirus, for which we can apparently thank a 'live' food market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, clearly was on your minds this week, unsurprising as we have a large readership toiling daily in the automotive supply chain and component industry. Takeaway: it ain't good and it's going to get worse before it gets better as, despite a massive effort by health authorities - and drug companies - worldwide, it continues to spread.


Webasto coronavirus cases rise to seven

4 February 2020

Webasto says the number of its employees who have the coronavirus has now risen to seven, with the supplier extending its Stockdorf headquarters closure until 11 February.


Coronavirus and Brexit - the week

31 January 2020

As a colleague 'Skyped' first thing this morning: "What an incredible week for news - rarely known anything like it!" 


Webasto coronavirus cases rise to four

29 January 2020

Webasto now says four employees have contracted the coronavirus and will close its Stockdorf headquarters in Bavaria until 2 February.


Webasto confirms two coronavirus cases as China steps up action

28 January 2020

Webasto has stopped all travel to China for at least the next fortnight as it said two employees have contracted the coronavirus.


Webasto opens Jiaxing roof and battery plant

16 January 2020

Webasto has inaugurated its new roof plant and battery centre in Jiaxing (Zhejiang Province) near Shanghai.


just-auto Plus only Webasto Starts Battery Production in Germany

4 October 2019


Angela Merkel opens new Webasto China plant

11 September 2019

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has opened Webasto's new production facility in the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei Province.


Webasto appoints Franz-Josef Kortüm as chairman

30 July 2018

Webasto has elected Franz-Josef Kortüm as chairman succeeding Werner Baier.


Webasto on development of sunroofs and convertible roof systems

19 July 2018

Webasto’s core competencies include development, production and sales of sunroofs, panoramic roofs, convertible roofs and parking heaters. With electric heating systems, charging solutions and battery systems, the supplier is also addressing the growth market of electromobility. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of interviews with tier one suppliers, we spoke to Dr. Holger Engelmann, Chairman of the Management Board, Webasto SE about the company’s roof systems business.


Webasto opens Germany R&D Centre

16 May 2018

Webasto has opened its new EUR40m (US$47m) Administration and R&D Centre in Stockdorf, near Munich accommodating 550 employees.


Webasto opens new sunroof plant in China

29 March 2018

German auto parts manufacturer Webasto opened its 10th factory in China this month, a new wholly owned vehicle sunroof plant in the southern province of Guangzhou.


Webasto updating Utting plant

29 November 2017

Webasto, which specialises in sunroofs, panoramic or convertible roofs and parking heaters, is spending EUR10m (US$11.8m) at its factory in Utting, Bavaria.


just-auto Plus only Webasto announces expansion of its management board

30 October 2017


Webasto expands convertible roofs plant in Puebla

23 October 2017

Webasto is investing more than EUR2.5m (US$2.94m) in the expansion of its Mexican plant for convertible roofs in Puebla.


ANALYSIS - R8 Spyder and future Audi Sport models

4 October 2017

What had once been quattro GmbH became Audi Sport GmbH in late 2016. Motor racing and RS models are the main part of its remit, along with Audi's fastest and most expensive model series, the R8.


just-auto Plus only Webasto expands its parking heater line up with new eThermo Top Eco

15 September 2017


just-auto Plus only Webasto develops lightweight convertible roof module

14 September 2017


just-auto Plus only Webasto develops soft top for Audi A5 convertible

23 August 2017


just-auto Plus only Webasto acquires CoSyst Control Systems

3 August 2017


just-auto Plus only Mazda MX-5 reinterpreted as retractable fastback by Webasto

18 July 2017


just-auto Plus only Webasto opens new Russian Thermo headquarters in Lobnya

29 June 2017


Webasto sales up 8% to EUR3bn in 2016

31 May 2017

Automotive roofs specialist Webasto has announced strong financial results for 2016. Webasto generated sales of over EUR3bn in 2016 for the first time in the company’s history.


Webasto opens new roof systems plant in China

8 May 2017

Webasto continues to expand in China and has opened a new roof systems facility.


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


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

9 May 2016


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

9 May 2016

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Webasto news

Webasto to reopen Bavaria HQ after coronavirus

11 February 2020

Webasto is to reopen its headquarters in Stockdorf, Bavaria tomorrow (12 February) after a two-we...


Coronavirus gets worse - the week

7 February 2020

The coronavirus, for which we can apparently thank a 'live' food market in the Chinese city of Wu...


Webasto coronavirus cases rise to seven

4 February 2020

Webasto says the number of its employees who have the coronavirus has now risen to seven, with th...


Coronavirus and Brexit - the week

31 January 2020

As a colleague 'Skyped' first thing this morning: "What an incredible week for news - rarely know...


Webasto coronavirus cases rise to four

29 January 2020

Webasto now says four employees have contracted the coronavirus and it will close its Stockdorf h...


Webasto confirms two coronavirus cases

28 January 2020

Webasto has stopped all travel to China for at least the next fortnight as it said two employees...



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