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Webasto: German Design Award 2019 for New Administration and R&D Center

Stockdorf/Munich – November 23, 2018 – The automotive supplier Webasto will receive the German Design Award 2019 for its Administration and R&D Center, which was opened this year in Stockdorf, near Munich, Germany. With the designation “Special Mention” in the category of Interior Design, the international panel of experts recognized the successful rendering of the Webasto brand into the interior design, the colors, and the furnishings of the new building. “The new building at our headquarters reflects the professionalism and claim to perfection of our industry and our company,” says Dr. Holger Engelmann, Chairman of the Management Board of Webasto SE. “It was also important for us to create a pleasant and inspiring working environment for our employees.”

Plenty of natural light, bright colors, and a spacious layout of the various areas of use provide a friendly atmosphere in the new Administration and R&D Center of Webasto. In order to promote efficient and interdepartmental cooperation, Webasto opted for a multi-functional space concept on the three office levels. Hereby, the room structure is based on the product development processes of the company. In addition to workplaces with desks, there are several open rooms and spaces that support the exchange of information in smaller and larger groups, as well as places that people can withdraw to for concentrated work. The interior design concept that was successfully implemented in Stockdorf is now the blueprint for designing or redesigning sites of the Webasto Group worldwide.

With the German Design Award, the German Design Council honors manufacturers and designers every year for innovative products and projects that are leading the way in the international design landscape. The award ceremony will take place in Frankfurt/Main on February 8, 2019. Webasto will accept the award together with iam interior.architects.munich. The interior designers developed the award-winning interior design concept. Furthermore, GIGLER holz-design set high-quality accents in Webasto’s new building with its woodwork.

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About Webasto

The Webasto Group is a global innovative systems partner to almost all automobile manufacturers and among the top 100 suppliers in this industry sector. In its core business areas the company develops and produces sunroofs, panorama roofs and convertible roofs as well as thermo systems for all drive types. In addition, with battery systems and charging solutions Webasto is expanding its product portfolio for electromobility. In 2017 the Webasto Group generated sales of 3.5 billion euros and has around 13,000 employees at more than 50 locations (with over 30 of these being manufacturing plants). The headquarters of the company, founded in 1901, is located in Stockdorf near Munich (Germany).