German car roof system maker Webasto Group will build a factory in central China to produce 1 million sunroofs a year, its largest such facility in the country, local government sources said Sunday.

The factory, at a cost of 500 million yuan (70 million U.S. dollars), will be located in Caidian District, Wuhan City, Hubei Province. Construction will take a year and a half.

The deal was signed between Webasto and the Caidian government over the weekend.

A world market leader for roofs and convertible roof systems, Webasto entered China in 2001 and operates ten production plants, according to the company’s website. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/