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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.


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


Webasto on 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.


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 appoints Franz-Josef Kortüm as chairman

30 July 2018

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


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 management board

30 October 2017

At its last meeting, the Webasto SE Supervisory Board decided to expand the Management Board of Webasto SE and to appoint Freddy Geeraerds (57) as an additional member to the Board. In his position on the Board of Webasto SE, Geeraerds will be responsible for...


Webasto expands Puebla plant in Mexico

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.


just-auto Plus only Webasto expands its parking heater line up

15 September 2017

Webasto, the global market leader for sunroofs, panorama and convertible roofs as well as parking heaters, is presenting its multifaceted range of products for vehicles with all types of drives at the IAA Cars. Like no other company, Webasto stands for...


just-auto Plus only Webasto develops lightweight convertible roof

14 September 2017

Impressive 540 horsepower emanating from ten cylinders generate superlative driving performance accompanied by a marvellous sound. A sound that drivers of this mid-engine sports car will enjoy most with the top down. Webasto, market leader for convertible...


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

23 August 2017

Imagine taking off in a four-seater convertible to embrace summer with friends or family. This delightful indulgence is now possible, compliments of Audi’s new A5 convertible. The new model of the open-air four-seater, based on the coupe, has been...


just-auto Plus only Webasto acquires CoSyst Control Systems

3 August 2017

Effective 1 August 2017, Webasto SE has concluded a further strategic acquisition and has taken over the majority of the employees of CoSyst Control Systems GmbH, which is headquartered in Nuremburg. The approximately 50 employees of the company, which...


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

18 July 2017

Two seats, open-air, sporty, purist. Over the past 27 years, this concept has convinced over a million buyers. Thus, the Mazda MX-5 is the best-selling roadster of all time. Webasto, the world market leader for convertible roofs, has had a share in this...


just-auto Plus only Webasto opens new Russian Thermo headquarters

29 June 2017

Webasto, market leader for roof systems and parking heaters, opened its new Russian sales and service centre on 27 June 2017 in Lobnya (Moscow Oblast). At the official opening ceremony Dr. Holger Engelmann, chairman of the Management Board, Webasto SE,...


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 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

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.

Webasto news

Webasto appoints Franz-Josef Kortüm as chairman

30 July 2018

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


Webasto on sunroofs and convertible roof systems

19 July 2018

Webasto's core competencies include the development, production and sales of sunroofs, panora...


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 M...


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...


Webasto updating Utting plant

29 November 2017

Webasto, which specialises in sunroofs, panoramic or convertible roofs and parking heaters, is sp...


just-auto Plus only Webasto announces expansion of management board

30 October 2017

At its last meeting, the Webasto SE Supervisory Board decided to expand the Management Board of W...



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