Champion Auto Systems has acquired the Hollandia 700 (H700) line of sunroofs from Webasto. According to Bill North, president Champion Auto Systems, Webasto has been supportive of the acquisition and all tooling and equipment are currently being transported to the U.S. The transfer aims to ensure that all of the H700 product attributes and quality will properly transfer, North said in a press release announcing the acquisition.
“The majority of the global business for aftermarket sunroofs has always resided in North America, thus we felt it imperative to move production closer to better serve the network of professional installers.”
“As part of its dual strategy, Webasto is increasingly focusing on the field of e-mobility. With the transfer of the Hollandia 700 product and the corresponding production line to our long-standing and trusted customer Champion Auto Systems, Webasto is sharpening its product portfolio accordingly,” said Heike Nieuhues, executive vice president of Webasto Customized Solution. “Both sides will benefit from the sale of the business line, which has already been taking place in an orderly manner since 2019, as part of our respective strategies. Webasto knows that the product is in the best hands for the future. We wish our partner the greatest possible success in continuing the business with retrofit sunroofs.”