Glass production in Grevenmacher looks back on a long success story that began in 1992. Continuous investment has allowed the site to grow into a centre of excellence for glass production in the automotive sector since its foundation. In the summer of 2022, Webasto decided to increase its depth of added value and enter the glass finishing sector by taking over the plant. In order to be able to optimally fulfil customer wishes, the competences in the area of smart glazing, from switchable glazing to ambient lighting to solar roofs, are to be deepened together and incorporated into technologically complex projects.
Competence center for automotive glazing
Today, the site operates under the name Webasto Luxemburg S.A.. Innovative windscreens (e.g. head-up displays), backlites and panoramic roofs are manufactured on an area of 50,000 square metres. The site in Grevenmacher has great development potential. Over the next few years, it is to be expanded into Webasto's centre of competence for automotive glazing with associated production. "We will invest in another glass production line in order to also be able to manufacture roof systems with larger glass elements on site," explains Holger Engelmann, CEO of the Webasto Group. "In perspective, we also want to open up the Asian and American markets with this technology."
Innovation in glass
Webasto Luxemburg S.A. is Webasto's future centre of excellence for glass production for the automotive market with affiliated production. Here, Webasto not only manufactures smart glazing applications in the roof, but also high-quality windscreens and backlites.
Webasto's focus is to use the technology and expertise from Luxembourg for smart glazing applications in large roof areas.
- Large panoramic roofs, fixed or sunroofs
- Weight reduction
- Switchable glass for privacy and safety
- Complex shaping
- Complex assembly, including connected hardware, foam and molded parts
- Advanced thermal and sound insulation
Our windscreens meet the most demanding requirements and take today's technologies to a new level through integrated functions.
- Industry-leading optics for camera windows
- Head-up display
- Weight reduction
- Full-surface windshield heating , for wiper tray and camera/sensor areas
- Thermal protection
- Noise-reducing acoustic glass
Webasto offers a wide range of rear window options for both fixed and moving applications. The options at a glance:
- Visual and thermal insulation
- Noise absorbing acoustic glass
- Integrated window antennas and heating
- Weight reduction
- Complex design
- Lead-free soldered electrical and antenna connections
- Complex assembly, including locating features, foam and moldings
- Special optics for low installation angles
- Pre-priming for easier installation
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Webasto is an innovation driver, a dynamic family business, a visionary trailblazer and the world market leader for openable roof systems. Together, we are shaping the mobility of tomorrow with our solutions.
Potential Webasto Luxembourg
Our competence centre for automotive glazing is being built in Grevenmacher. Innovations in glass open up completely new possibilities, especially in the roof area, which ensure elegance, comfort and design in the vehicle. We are developing these exciting technologies further in Luxembourg. Due to its favourable geographical location in Europe, the affiliated plant offers ideal delivery routes to the important high-end market customers. This is in line with our global footprint concept, according to which we produce in the region for the region. Do you want to be part of this amazing team?