There is a sense of excitement in the air at the Inalfa Roof Systems Group at the moment. Last spring, the business, which is well known in the automotive industry for its design and manufacture of sunroofs and open-roof systems, announced its plans to develop new headquarters in Venray, the Netherlands. Now well underway, the project is set to be completed by mid 2016 and will house the global, European, and Dutch operations of the company, as well as the Global Competence Center.

In the existing Global Competence Center, the concepts for international application are defined, and new roofing systems are developed and tested for customers all over the world. These innovations then go into production and are moved to one of Inalfa Roof Systems Group’s eastern European or Asian factories as a pilot. Other activities which will take place in the new headquarters will also include global advanced engineering, global advanced technology, and international purchasing.

Inalfa Roof Systems Group CEO Frank Loeschmann says the contemporary facility will increase the visibility of the business and help to promote the high-quality workmanship of its products to the public. He believes it will strengthen Inalfa Roof Systems Group’s market position as a reliable engineering and assembly partner.