-The Company is the world’s leading supplier for roof systems, convertible roof systems, and parking heaters. The Company also manufactures heating, cooling, and air systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, light trucks and buses.
-The Company is organized into the following three business units:
- Sunroofs & Components, which provided 74% of the Company’s total sales in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
- Thermo & Comfort, which provided 16% of the Company’s total sales in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
- Convertibles, which provided 10% of the Company’s total sales in the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
-The Company is family-owned.
-Classic roof systems
-Polycarbonate roof systems and components
-Multi Optional Roofs - flexible modular roof system
-Roofs made from lightweight materials
-Roof hatches for buses
-Ventilation roof hatches
Convertible roof systems
Thermal and comfort systems
-Electric high voltage heaters
-Air and water heaters
-Independent air conditioners
-Roof-mounted air conditioners
-Integrated air conditioning units
|Mar. 1901||Wilhelm Baier founded the Esslinger Draht und Eisenwarenfabrik. The Company starts out working on sheet metal and makes all kinds of products made by stamping, cutting and bending metal. The product range consisted of wire and ironware, bicycle parts, household goods, and later airplane parts.|
|1908||Moved to Stockdorf near Munich.|
|1974||Moved into the U.S. market with the opening of Webasto Sunroofs Inc., its first foreign subsidiary.|
|1986||Founded Webasto AG Fahrzeugtechnik.|
|Jul. 2000||Buyout of the shares held by the partner Magna in the Company's headquarters in Rochester Hills has strengthened the Company's position in the United States. The Company changed the name to Webasto Roof Systems Inc.|
|2004||Established a joint venture with Sumi Motherson Group in India.|
|2008||Opening of the new headquarters of Global Comfort Solutions (GCS) in Gilching.|
|2009||Acquired the convertible division of Edscha.|
|2010||Acquired Karmann North America.|
|2012||Divestment of Roof and Heating Systems to the independent operating companies: Webasto Roof & Components SE and Webasto Thermo & Comfort SE. Conversion of Webasto AG to Webasto SE (Holding).|
|Acquired the shares of Diavia S.r.l. in Italy from Delphi Italia Automotive Systems S.r.l.|
|2014||Webasto SPM acquired Gaspa Otomotiv Sogutma in Turkey.|