Comfort for convertibles and commercial vehicles
Reporting sales of 75.2 million euros, the Automotive Comfort Systems Business Division – which specializes in hydraulic roof drives for convertibles and gearshift support systems for commercial vehicles – closed out the 2014 fiscal year on a positive note, as anticipated. Sales rose by 13.3 percent compared to 66.4 million euros in the previous year.
The development of hydraulic roof drives for passenger cars by the Automotive Comfort Systems Business Division at the end of the 1980s was a pioneering achievement. The company remains the worldwide market leader for hydraulic actuators used in convertible tops. The portfolio also includes pneumatic gearshift support systems for commercial vehicles in the Transmission Comfort Business Segment.
Sales and Development are headquartered in Schongau, Germany, and Auburn, Alabama, USA. The largest production plant of the Business Division is Bolesławiec in Poland. Hydraulic actuators for the American market are produced at the site in Auburn, Alabama, USA.