STABILUS GmbH, world market leader in gas springs and hydraulic vibration dampers headquartered in Koblenz, Germany, has produced one million POWERISE drive units in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, in just three years. STABILUS built its first Mexican factory in 1991, and it has already been extended several times. Assembly started there in September 2009. Exactly three years after production started, the one-millionth POWERISE drive unit rolled off the production line. This positive development is supported by the strong demand for technology, quality and service from STABILUS.
Dietmar Siemssen, CEO STABILUS, comments: “Achieving this milestone once again confirms: with the POWERISE line for automatic trunk drives, STABILUS has established itself as a leader in the global market for customized system solutions since the emergence of this market segment. As a result, we have manifested our transition from a component manufacturer to a systems provider in the international automotive supply sector. We now produce our POWERISE drive units for customers worldwide; these include Ford, Chrysler, BMW, the PSA Group and the VW Group.” In 2011 STABILUS opened another factory in Romania to manufacture POWERISE drive units for the European market. The company wants to continue its international success story by opening a production site in China in the near future and produce POWERISE systems in Asia as well. “True to our motto, ‘Entering markets to serve markets,’ we are committed to serving our clients in our local markets”, adds Siemssen.
POWERISE systems from STABILUS are a technical symbiosis of gas springs and electrical drives. Innovation advances with significant reductions in weight and installation space combined with enhanced performance are decisive factors for the tremendous market success of the ready-to-install solutions. POWERISE allows the trunks of cars to be opened or closed with a remote control. And, the lid can be stopped in any intermediate position. A sensor system is integrated in the POWERISE drive that reliably eliminates safety risks due to improper operation. POWERISE drives are not only delivered as standard systems but also as customized solutions. STABILUS is always responsible for their integration in the overall system.
A pioneer and innovator, today STABILUS is the undisputed technology and world market leader in the area of hydraulic gas springs and dampers. Currently the company has nine production sites in nine countries on five continents and a worldwide distribution and service network.