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Automotive Comfort Systems

Comfort for convertibles and commercial vehicles

At 66.4 million euros, revenue of the Automotive Comfort Systems Business Division in 2013 was 16.5 percent below the previous year‘s figure of 79.5 million euros. The future of the Division will lie in developing new, non-automotive fields of application for powerful and compact hydraulic actuators.

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.

“Increasing competitiveness and performance capability by lowering costs, increasing productivity, and consistently standardizing development led to a large number of new orders for roof hydraulics in 2013.”

Gerhard Messmer
Head of the Business Division Automotive Comfort Systems