Webasto, a Germany-based manufacturer of sunroofs, panorama roofs and convertible roofs as well as heat systems, inaugurated the expansion of its plant for convertible roofs in Puebla, Mexico, where the company invested around US$ 3 million.
As a result, the company is increasing the production capacities to a total of 11,800 square meters and is reinforcing the location as a competence center for textiles in North America. Webasto currently employs around 220 people in Puebla.
In the course of its expansion in Mexico, the company is using state-of-the-art flexible technologies in the areas of, among other things, adhesive systems for rear windows and riveting processes for jointed components.
“We are committed to the Puebla location and are investing not only in a building and modern facilities, but above all in our employees,” explained Walter Pecho, who is responsible for the global convertible business at Webasto, on the occasion of the opening ceremony.
“The fact that we are so competitive in Mexico is due mainly to our dedicated staff,” he added
Among the products Webasto is currently manufacturing in Puebla are the VW Beetle Softtop and the Jeep ThrowBack roof, as well as textile components for the Chevrolet Corvette and the Ford Mustang. Further projects are being planned.