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News 21.09.2016

Preh Car Connect shows solutions for networking utility vehicles

Connectivity Box for Vehicle-to-vehicle and Vehicle-to-X CommunicationDresden/Hanover. Preh Car Connect GmbH, a company of the Preh Group, presents the topic vehicle connectivity as the focus theme of its fair presentation at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016. In Hall 16 (Booth A40) the Preh Division from Dresden presents a Connectivity Box, which is conceived as the basis of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-X communication. It permits both the data exchange of utility vehicles and cars among each other and the communication of trucks...more

News 21.09.2016

Preh Group at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016

"Drive - Work - Live": HMI System Solutions with Active Haptic Feedback in the Truck Cockpit Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale/Hanover. At IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016 in Hanover the Preh Group presents solutions to convey modern Human Machine Interface Systems (HMI) from the car segment to the truck cockpit, true to the motto “Drive – Work – Live”. Preh highlights in Hall 16 (Booth A40) include, for example, a utility vehicle steering wheel study with multi-function switches and a central input controller for the central console. By means of...more

News 11.08.2016

The connected car as an opportunity for the high-tech location Dresden

Former TechniSat Automotive is now on a growth course as "Preh Car Connect" with a new partner and newly established business leadership teamDresden/Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale. At the Dresden headquarters of Preh Car Connect GmbH in Business Park Merbitz the time has come for further growth. In the current financial year, the automotive supplier is creating some 120 new high-tech workplaces in the Dresden location. To do so, the company has rented new office space in Königsbrückerstraße in the north of Dresden where about 100...more

News 29.06.2016

Strong market growth and new Management Board members of Preh Car Connect (formerly TechniSat Automotive)

Dr. Ralf Voß, Stefan Gottschlag and Chris Wenzel join the Management Board - additional location in Dresden for 120 new high-tech jobsDresden/Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale. Due to its strong market growth, the management of Preh Car Connect GmbH, Dresden, will receive new members and be expanded. As of July 1, 2016, Dr. Ralf Voß (53) will assume the role of CEO. He succeeds Peter Kohlschmidt, who is leaving the Management Board. Until now, Voß has been the Managing Director of Knorr-Bremse, Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH (SfS), Munich....more

News 12.05.2016

Preh Makes Further Progress: Profitable Growth and New Jobs at all Locations

New Sales, Order Intake, and Earnings Records - Strategic Acquisitions Further Strengthen Market PositionBad Neustadt a. d. Saale, Germany. Preh GmbH continues to grow. Last financial year the automotive supplier and automation specialist increased sales revenues by 25 percent to a new record of EUR 763 million (2014: EUR 611 million). Preh’s major market success is reflected in an order intake of around EUR 828 million, which was a 28 percent increase on the previous year. In addition, profitability was further increased in 2015...more

News 02.05.2016

Preh IMA Automation has aquired EVANA

Entry into the US Automation Market - Global Presence ExpandedBad Neustadt a. d. Saale/Evansville. At the change of month April/May, Preh IMA Automation GmbH (PIA), Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale, has acquired EVANA Automation, Evansville (Indiana/USA) from Phillips Service Industries Inc., Livonia (Michigan/USA). Preh IMA Automation, the automation divi-sion of the Preh Group thereby enters the US market and continues the expansion of its global positioning as an all-round provider in the field of assembly systems and production lines. The...more

News 29.04.2016

Takeover of TechniSat Automotive takes legal effect

Joyson and Preh Create a Global Player for Car Infotainment, Connectivity and TelematicsyNingbo (China)/Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale/Daun. The takeover of TechniSat Automotive by the automotive supplier Preh, a member of the Joyson Group, which was announced at the beginning of February 2016 has now taken effect. Following approval by the competent trade authorities, the Chinese Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp. and its German subsidiary Preh Holding GmbH respectively hold 50 % of the new company which will operate as “Preh Car Connect GmbH”...more

News 04.03.2016

Daimler "Special Award" for Preh

Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale. Preh GmbH was honoured by Daimler with a „Special Award” for the development and manufacture of a new type of multifunction switch. The Touch Control Buttons integrated into the steering wheel switches permit drivers of the current generation of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class to operate all functions of the combined instrument and central display without taking their hands from the steering wheel. Christoph Hummel, Preh president and CEO and Chief Technology Officer Jochen Ehrenberg received the award in...more

News 01.02.2016

Joyson and Preh agree with TechniSat to take over the TechniSat automotive business

Preh team up with TechniSat on the way to becoming a global player for car infotainment, connectivity and telematicsNingbo (China)/Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale/Daun. The Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp., Ningbo (China) and its subsidiary Preh Holding GmbH, Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale are each taking over 50 % of the TechniSat Automotive division from TechniSat Digital GmbH, Daun. The parties signed an according contract on January 29, 2016. Within the Joyson Group, TechniSat Automotive will be operated in the Automotive Electronics division...more

News 05.01.2016

Christoph Hummel has assumed the position as President and CEO of Preh

Bad Neustadt. As already announced during summer of last year, Christoph Hummel (49) has taken over as President and CEO of Preh GmbH at the beginning of January. He thereby follows Dr. Michael Roesnick (62) who went into retirement after almost 17 years at the head of Preh at the end of December. With this change of management and the reduction from five to four managing directors the individual divisions were also adjusted. Apart from the chairmanship, CEO Hummel is now responsible for Sales/Marketing, Project Management,...more

News 15.09.2015

Preh Wins Ford's Q1 Award Again

Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale. Ford has once again awarded their prestigious Q1 Award to Preh. Among other items, the complete center consoles for Ford’s Lincoln premium brand were developed and manufactured at the automotive supplier’s headquarters in Bad Neustadt. The Q1 Award is the highest recognition of suppliers by the American automobile manufacturer. It was received by Preh President and CEO Dr. Michael Roesnick and plant manager Benjamin Lobenz. In the previous years Preh had repeatedly won this prestigious award.“The Q1 is...more

News 15.09.2015

Preh Presents Battery Management Technology for 48 Volt System at IAA 2015

Higher voltage for more comfort and less emissionFrankfurt am Main/Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale. The E-Mobility division of Preh GmbH presents its new battery management technology for 48V battery systems at the International Motor Show (IAA) 2015. In future, the new technology will play an increasingly important role both in reducing consumption as well as CO2 output and in integrating additional comfort functions. Preh was already able to win the first serial order for a 48V battery control unit.Michael Bischoff, Preh Divisional...more

News 05.08.2015

Change of management at Preh

President and CEO Dr. Michael Roesnick retires after 16 years at the helm. Christoph Hummel designated as successorBad Neustadt. The end of an era at Preh GmbH: President and CEO Michael Roesnick (61), who holds a doctorate in control engineering, is set to retire at the end of the year after 16 years at the helm. His successor, Christoph Hummel (49), has been a member of the car component supplier’s and automation specialist’s executive board since 2008. Roesnick and Hummel aim to use the remainder of this year to ensure a seamless...more

News 27.05.2015

Preh with especially strong growth in 2014 - continued robust increase in the current financial year

The location Bad Neustadt ist being extended: New buildings project of over Eur 11 million has been launchedBad Neustadt a.d. Saale. Preh GmbH grew especially strongly in the past financial year. Sales of the automotive supplier grew by 17.5 % to EUR 611 million in 2014 (2013: EUR 520 million). With this result Preh is clearly above the industry average of 6.6 % (study by Berylls Strategy Advisors, April 2015). Earnings power also improved markedly: Preh achieved an operative result before interest and taxes (EBIT) of EUR 54.5 million...more

News 21.04.2015

Preh to Supply integrated control system for the New Audi Q7

The new "MMI All-in-Touch" touchpad has a genuine glass surface with a haptic feedback.NOVI, Mich. – In the new Audi Q7, Preh, Inc. delivers a particularly high-quality and technologically advanced operating system – the multimedia interface (MMI) “All-in-Touch” – an innovative “hub” in the vehicle’s center console. The latest MMI generation – a joint development of Audi and Preh – provides an easy-to-use and comfortable control, offering a variety of functions at the same time. All input for navigation, multimedia and telephone can...more

News 21.04.2015

Preh current sensor sets a new standard for Accuracy

New current sensor with an extended range and lifespan from Preh E-MobilityNOVI, Mich. – Preh’s E-Mobility division has developed a new high-precision current sensor. This is offered separately, as well as part of an integrated battery control unit (BCU). Preh has also produced an innovative BCU for current 48-volt systems.The high-precision current sensor was designed for passenger car applications with up to 400-volt systems and continuous currents of up to 500 amps. Commercial vehicle applications feature sensor performance values...more

News 21.04.2015

Preh innovative premium center console featured on Prosche 918 Spyder

Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale – Preh will be supplying the innovative premium center console for the Porsche 918 Spyder super sports car. The special feature of the operating system: With the new Porsche console, display technology and operating functionalities of modern smartphones are making their way into the driver cockpit. In addition, the 918 Spyder also features a new fanless temperature sensor for climate control, as well as multifunction switches in the steering wheel, both also from Bad Neustadt.The central role for the Human...more

News 21.11.2014

Preh Completes Massive Expansion of Production Capacities in Monterrey

NAFTA Area Growth Story: Kalos Plant ExpandedBad Neustadt a.d. Saale/Monterrey: Preh de México S.A. de C.V. has completed the large-scale expansion of its production facilities in Monterrey. The new extension of the Kalos plant began operating on November 20. The Kalos site has thus grown by 5,000 sqm to a total area of 13,300 sqm. The plant opened in August 2011 with an area of 8,300 sqm. Together with its sister plant, Avante, which spans an area of 7,500 sqm, Preh de México now has a total of 20,800 sqm of production space in...more

News 13.10.2014

Preh nominated for two innovation Awards

NOVI, Mich. – For the third time, the BMW Group has recognized their suppliers with the BMW Supplier Innovation Award, which is conferred for outstanding innovations and development achievements. Preh was singled out in two categories for this honor.The BMW Group recognizes its most innovative suppliers as key partners in the implementation of new developments that make a decisive contribution to the success of the company. The Supplier Innovation Award pays tribute to their achievements.Klaus Draeger, member of the Board of...more

News 13.08.2014

Preh climate control system in the new Audi TT

NOVI, Mich. The new Audi TT doesn’t have a conventionally designed climate control system. Rather, the Audi design takes a leap forward with controls that have been directly integrated into the air vents, with climate controls inserted into each of the five round air vents in the TT cockpit. Depending on the configuration, either a black panel design or conventionally painted and lasered surface is used. Not only are the controls created at Preh, but also the corresponding control electronics and software. The optimal climate comfort...more

News 01.08.2014

Growth story in the automation industry

Green Light for the Takeover of IMA Automation GmbHBad Neustadt a. d. Saale/Amberg. The German Federal Cartel Authority has authorized the takeover of IMA Automation Amberg GmbH by Preh GmbH. The takeover agreement signed on 17 June 2014 with Feintool International Holding AG therefore enters into effect today. As already announced, the app. 250 IMA employees are being taken over by Preh. The IMA site in Amberg is also being retained.The acquisition marks a strong expansion of the Preh Innovative Automation (PIA) product division....more

News 03.07.2014

Preh center console concept wins first place in 2014 Car HMi Awards

Preh's new center console interface is praised for its ease of access to functions, triple feedback and increased driving saftey.NOVI, Mich. – Preh has won first place for “Innovative HMI Technology” in the first CAR HMi Awards (2014), in a recent ceremony in Berlin attended by the large gathering of HMI professionals from the vehicle manufacturing and system supplier industries.HMI (human machine interface) is the connection between man and machine, where maximum convenience and minimum distraction issues play a central role in the...more

News 17.06.2014

Preh Acquires IMA Automation Amberg

Expansion of the automation businessBad Neustadt a. d. Saale/Amberg, Germany. Preh GmbH is acquiring IMA Automation Amberg GmbH from the Swiss company Feintool International Holding AG, Lyss (Canton of Berne). IMA Automation is a supplier of high-quality assembly systems for both small and minute parts in high clock speeds and larger as well as heavy parts in lower clock speeds. The acquisition marks a further extension of the product division Preh Innovative Automation (PIA) which focuses on the development, planning and construction...more

News 12.06.2014

Preh China wins SGM Supplier Quality HVAC Award

NOVI, Mich. – Ningbo Preh Joyson Automotive Electronics Co. Ltd., a Preh subsidiary located in Ningbo, China, was awarded the Shanghai General Motors (SGM) Award for Best Quality Performance, in a recent ceremony held in the Great Tang Hotel in Shanghai. Preh China was one of only two suppliers out of 32 to receive the prestigious award.The award ceremony celebrated the significant contributions of SGM’s suppliers in 2013 as part of the company’s global product and performance achievements. A team of SGM purchasing, engineering,...more

News 02.06.2014

Preh Breaks Sales Barrier of €500 Million in 2013

Major investment of €11 million in facilities to accelerate growth in 2014-2016.Bad Neustadt a.d. Saale/Ningbo – In fiscal year 2013, Preh GmbH sales rose by 12.5 % to €520 million, thereby surpassing the €0.5 billion threshold for the first time. This growth was driven by all participating markets of the automotive supplier in Europe, North America and China. Net income also improved: Operating income before interest and tax (EBIT) rose from €29.8 million to €41.7 million, an increase of 40 percent over the previous year). This...more

News 28.05.2014

Preh Control System for the Iconic Subcompact

NOVI, Mich. – The latest generation of premium MINI subcompact cars is equipped with the Preh iDrive Controller. Preh develops and produces the central control system, which allows an intuitive operation of infotainment functions. The system is supplied as the iDrive Controller or iDrive Touch Controller.The turn and push principle with magnetic haptic is the base for both versions and provides fast, simple function selection. The driver can operate the iDrive controller comfortably with one hand and see in parallel the settings made...more

News 20.03.2014

Preh shines in the new BMW X5

NOVI, Mich. – Preh Inc. is delivering what amounts to three control systems for the new BMW. All systems were developed at the global company’s headquarters in Bad Neustadt, Germany. Technical solutions that have already proven themselves in other BMW models include the iDrive Touch Controller and the Driving Experience Control. The center stack control system, equipped with a fine black panel finish, now literally ensures a new luster for audio and climate functions.Control systems with a high-quality look and feel in the...more

News 06.03.2014

Preh to Supply i3 with ECUs and Control Systems

NOVI, Mich. – Preh has developed the battery management ECUs for the fully electric BMW i3. Both units are produced at the auto supplier’s headquarters in Bad Neustadt, Germany. In addition, Preh supplies control systems for the i3’s interior: the iDrive Touch Controller and the so-called Driving Experience Control.The battery management control components comprise the electronic control unit types BMU (battery management unit) and the CSSU (cell supervising sensor unit). These control units provide a uniform charge for the...more

News 30.10.2013

Preh with a new Website

Effective immediately, we are presenting information on Preh and Preh products online in a fresh new design. The category of “Purchasing”, featuring a Preh supplier portal, has been added, along with a download area for brochures and other documents. In addition, the new website has been designed so that our business unit Preh Innovative Automation (PIA) is presented immediately when the main webpage is launched. In the category of “Careers”, applicants for our Germany location can click on the link to the micro site...more

News 11.09.2013

The Joyson Group at the IAA 2013 - Preh Center Console Concept is a Technological Highlight

Bad Neustadt/Ningbo/Frankfurt. The Chinese-German automotive group Joyson Electronics will present itself at the International Motor Show IAA 2013 in Frankfurt from 12-22 September 2013 with its operating companies Preh and Joyson Automotive. The divisions “Automotive Electronics” (Preh) and “Automotive Components” (Joyson) will present their entire product range in Hall 5.1, Stand A26. It extends from air ducts for turbo chargers and air vents for air conditioning systems (Joyson), for example, through electronic control units (Preh)...more

News 10.09.2013

Management Team Acquires a Stake in Preh

Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale/Ningbo. The management of Preh GmbH has acquired a shareholding of app. 2% in the Preh Group from the parent company Joyson Electronics, Ningbo (China). Along with the five managing directors, 24 second-level managers (directors and managing directors of international branches) acquired a stake in Preh. This share acquisition by the first and second leadership level signals two things: it is clear proof of the trust of Preh’s Chinese majority shareholder Jeff Wang in the management team. And, with their share...more

News 27.08.2013

Takeover of Innoventis GmbH Würzburg

Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale/Würzburg. Preh GmbH has taken over the software development company Innoventis GmbH in Würzburg. Innoventis focuses on test systems, software components and engineering services in the field of electronic network systems in motor vehicles and associated sectors. The innovative niche provider currently has 10 employees. Preh plans to expand Innoventis as a near-university software development location. With the takeover, Preh is increasing its development capacities in Germany to support its disproportionate...more

News 27.06.2013

New S-class with rear climate control system from Preh

Bad Neustadt—The control system specialist Preh has developed a solution for the rear climate control system for the new Mercedes-Benz S-class, which sets new standards in weight reduction, illumination, feel, precise processing and software development.A totalweight example—compared to the previous version, the weight of the rear control system can be reduced by more than 50% to around 200 g. The decisive factor is an elaborate light guide design that allows illumination of the control panel with only 10 LEDs. Thus, the power...more

News 28.05.2013

Preh and Joyson automotive show dynamic growth in every market

Bad Neustadt, Germany/NOVI, Mich., U.S. – In only its first jointly consolidated fiscal year, the Chinese-German partnership between the Joyson Group (Ningbo, China), and Preh GmbH (Bad Neustadt, Germany) has proven itself with double-digit gains. After Preh’s incorporation into the exchange-listed Ningbo Joyson Electronics, the entire Joyson Group has demonstrated dynamic growth. As the largest business area within the Joyson Electronics Group, the Preh Automotive Electronics unit shows a revenue increase in 2012 of 12% to €462...more

News 20.04.2013

Preh Center Console Concept Technologies are now in Series Production

From innovation to series product applicationBad Neustadt, Germany. At Auto Shanghai 2013, Preh GmbH is showing how to put technologies like its innovative center console concept into practical application in current series products. The center stack in the Lincoln MKZ and the iDrive controller with integrated touchpad in the BMW 7 series are just two of Preh’s series product applications.The Preh center console concept combines a variety of innovative technologies into a harmoniously integrated system. A uniformly black panel—on...more

News 20.04.2013

2013 Cadillac XTS and ATS to get Preh Climate Control Modules

Bad Neustadt, Germany / NOVI, Mich., USA – Preh, a leading global supplier of vehicle driver controls, sensors and electronic control units, will provide the ECU module for the climate control systems on the 2013 Cadillac XTS luxury sedan and the all-new Cadillac ATS luxury sport sedan.The Preh system comprises an electronic control unit (ECU) and software with the necessary control algorithms to achieve a comfortable in-cabin climate for the driver and passengers, both dual-zone automatic (XTS and ATS) and tri-zone automatic (XTS)....more

News 16.04.2013

Preh named Finalist in 2013 Pace Award Competition

NOVI, Mich. – Preh, Inc., a subsidiary of the global automotive supplier Preh, is a finalist in the prestigious 2013 Automotive News’ PACE Awards, which recognize superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among suppliers that contribute products, processes, materials or services directly to the manufacture of cars or trucks.Accepted around the world as the industry standard of innovation, Preh won the PACE designation this time for its fanless interior temperature sensor. Sensors to measure cabin...more

News 10.04.2013

Joyson and Preh present complete range of services for "automotive electronics" and "automotive components"

Joyson Electronics Group at Auto Shanghai for the first timeNingbo/Shanghai. The Chinese-German automotive group Joyson Electronics, along with its operating companies Preh and Joyson Automotive, is appearing at Auto Shanghai for the first time on 20-29 April 2013. They are presenting a complete range of services for the “Automotive Electronics” (Preh) and “Automotive Components” (Joyson) business segments on stand B 011 in hall N4. Preh’s highlights at the show notably include touch-sensitive user interfaces, as well as center stack...more

News 06.02.2013

New 2013 Lincoln MKZ features Preh integrated center stack

NOVI, Mich. – Preh, a leading global automotive supplier based in Novi, Mich., is producing the integrated center stack for the newlystyled 2013 Lincoln MKZ. The center stack combines both the climate control and infotainment functions, including phone, navigation, radio and music systems along with the temperature controls.The MKZ does not have a traditional transmission shifter in appearance or function, but rather the controls are a series of five push-buttons mounted on the left edge of the center stack panel next to the steering...more

News 17.12.2012

Chinese Stock Exchange Regulator approves Acquisition of Preh by Exchange-Listed Joyson Electronics

Preh is now a fully owned subsidiary of Joyson Electronics – company name is being retainedShanghai/Ningbo/Bad Neustadt. Following approval by the China Security Regulatory Commission, Joyson Investment Holding Co., Ltd., Ningbo (China), has incorporated the German automotive supplier Preh into the exchange-listed Liaoyuan Joyson Electronic Corp. (“Joyson Electronics”) against transfer of 187 million shares. The company is now listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SHA 600699). In parallel, Joyson increased its shareholding in Preh...more

News 17.11.2012

2013 Ford Fusion, now with Preh integrated center stack

Novi, MI – Novi, Mich.-based automotive supplier Preh has developed and now manufactures integrated center stack control panels for the 2013 Ford Fusion.The project awarded to Preh comprises three versions of integrated center stacks for Fusion models S, SE and Titanium, which include a base version, operated by traditional push buttons, a “mid”-version with a touch-sensitive control surface and an exclusive branded version, also with a touch-sensitive surface. All the center stacks integrate both the infotainment and the HVAC...more

News 20.07.2012

Porsche Supplier Award for Preh

High Distinction “from the get-go”Stuttgart / Bad Neustadt – Preh GmbH, Bad Neustadt, has been awarded Porsche’s Supplier Award 2012at the Dr. Ingh.c. F. Porsche AG in Stuttgart, placing Preh amongPorsche’s top ten suppliers in 2011. The Bad Neustadt supplier was honored primarily for their exemplary collaboration and communication, and for good production quality of the new climate control systems in the Porsche 911 and Porsche Boxter. What is special about the honor is that Preh was included in the circle of the best Porsche...more

News 04.06.2012

Intelligent battery management in electric and hybrid vehicles

Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany. Preh has successfully achieved the next step in the future-oriented market for electric and hybrid vehicles. The automotive supplier’s ECUs for managing lithium-ion batteries were integrated into BMW’s ActiveHybrid 5. These units ensure that the high-voltage battery performs optimally. Preh know-how is also used in the BMW ActiveE, a purely electric vehicle. The high-voltage battery on the BMW ActiveHybrid 5 delivers a nominal voltage of 320V. The battery experiences continual stress as a result of...more

News 14.05.2012

Preh control systems for the new BMW 3 Series

Novi, Mich. – For the first time, Preh is represented as a development and manufacturing partner for the iDrive control system also in the new BMW 3 Series. In addition, for this model, the automotive supplier provides two switch units for operation of driver assistance and comfort features.Preh developed and launched into production both iDrive navigation versions – “Professional” and “Business”, available as equipment options. With the new award, the Bad Neustadt driver controls specialist now supplies iDrive controllers for a total...more

News 07.05.2012

Preh on a growth track at all locations - a new sales record in 2011

Just over one year after the entry of Chinese majority shareholder Joyson, the board of management of Preh GmbH, Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany, reported positive interim financial results: The automobile supplier continued on its dynamic growth course and in 2011 achieved a new sales record of €412 million. This 20% increase repeated the previous year’s strong growth. Operating results before interest and taxes (EBIT) increased from €17.8 million to €27.8 million. Preh opened a second plant in Mexico and successfully began...more

News 07.05.2012

Ehrenberg joins board of management at Preh

By creating a separate Product Development division within the board of management, Preh is underscoring its commitment to technological leadership and is preparing itself for further growth in the international automotive electronics market. Last year the company achieved new record sales of €412 million. In 2012, the automotive supplier once again expects strong growth. To support this further growth, Preh is expanding the engineering departments at all of its locations in Germany, the U.S.A., Romania, and China. This personnel...more

News 28.03.2012

Preh in Audi A3 Interior

Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany. Preh GmbH is supplying the climate control system and steering wheel multifunction switches for the new Audi A3.The climate control system for the new A3 was developed in the Development Center at Preh’s headquarters in Bad Neustadt, Germany to meet Audi’s requirements for maximum comfort and maximum ease of use. In the interior, it establishes the visual link between the cockpit, which appears to float, and the center console. To accomplish this, the control system was not only designed with...more

News 05.03.2012

Preh supplies high-end control system for the new Licoln MKZ

Preh GmbH in Bad Neustadt, Germany has developed and begun standard production of the center stack control system for the new Lincoln MKZ. Following on the heels of a climate control system for the new Ford F-150 pickup, this is Preh’s second major order from Ford Motor Company.The center stack for the equipment version without navigation system integrates the control systems for the radio and climate control system, including seat heating and cooling. Thanks to close cooperation between Ford and Preh’s Customer Service Center in...more

News 27.01.2012

Preh climate control system in Prosche 911

Preh GmbH has developed a climate control system with 2-zone temperature control for the center console on the new Porsche 911. The unit is now in standard production at Preh. The system features integrated controls for operating the seat ventilation and seat heating functions. Three variants are being manufactured at Preh’s main facility in Bad Neustadt, Germany.One of the unique features of the Preh design is that an unventilated temperature sensor allows the driver and front passenger to choose their own custom settings. To...more

News 25.11.2011

Preh achieves SPICE Level 3 certification

Bad Neustadt an der Saale. In November of this year, Preh received the final report for a SPICE Level Assessment conducted by MBtech (Mercedes Benz technology) under contract from Daimler AG. For an entire week, the processes in Preh’s software development group were scrutinized, with outstanding results: Preh achieved SPICE Level 3 in each Standard HIS Scope process.Particularly impressive was that, on the 4-level evaluation scale of “not achieved,” “partially achieved,” “largely achieved” and “fully achieved,” the company posted the...more

News 08.11.2011

Preh nominated for BMW Supplier Innovation Award

Bad Neustadt an der Saale. In the first-ever BMW Supplier Innovation Award, announced on Monday in Munich, Preh was nominated for the 2011 award in the category “Maximum Customer Benefit.” The other nominees were automotive suppliers Behr and Brose. In the end, the award went to Brose.Dr. Michael Roesnick, president of Preh GmbH, was pleased that Preh was nominated from among the outstanding competition for BMW’s Supplier Innovation Award. “For our company and the entire staff, the nomination is a great acknowledgment and an incentive...more

News 28.10.2011

Preh named supplier for 2012 VW Beetle and Passat

NOVI, Mich. – Preh, Inc., a leading global supplier of automotive interior control systems, has been named the supplier for the multifunction switches in the steering wheel of the new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle and Volkswagen Passat models. In addition, Preh will also supply the Beetle with a manual climate control system. Since the end of the 1980s, Preh has been a supplier to Volkswagen. What originally began with climate control systems for the Passat and the Rabbit, strongly grew over the years to more than 10 million climate control...more

News 13.09.2011

"Preh goes Global": Preh and Joyson presents their innovations together for the first time in a shared exhibit booth.

Bad Neustadt / Frankfurt, Germany At the IAA International Motor Show in 2011, Preh GmbH exhibited jointly at a shared booth with its new Chinese majority shareholder, the Joyson Group from Ningbo, China.(Sept.13, 2011): Under the motto “Preh goes global,” visitors to Hall 5.1, Booth A26 can find out about the latest innovations from the Bad Neustadt automotive supplier Preh as well as products from Joyson. Preh’s show highlights include a center console with a black-panel-effect control surface and integrated touchpad control, a...more

News 13.09.2011

Preh innovation highlights at 2011 IAA

Bad Neustadt / Frankfurt, Germany. Preh GmbH is introducing an innovative center console concept at the IAA International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany. Following the successful presentation of an innovative center console at the 2007 IAA, this year Preh is presenting a third-generation black-panel-effect control surface concept. Additional Show highlights are a steering wheel with integrated lenticular buttons, a gearshift lever with an innovative haptic design, as well as battery management ECUs for electric vehicles. “Preh has...more

News 29.06.2011

Dynamic group in a new partnership

Acquisition of a majority stake in Preh by Joyson now legally effective – German Federal Minister of Economics and Technology Rösler and high-level Chinese economic delegation attend signingThe acquisition of a majority stake in Preh GmbH, Bad Neustadt, Germany by Joyson Investment Holding Co., Ltd, Ningbo, China announced on April 8, 2011 has now become legally effective following approval by the respective authorities. As a consequence, Joyson now holds a 74.9% stake in Preh; the remaining 25.1% is held by the previous majority...more

News 02.05.2011

Automotive specialist posts record sales in 2010 - 2nd plant being built in Mexico

Preh stays in the fast lane in first quarter 2011 and makes successful entry into electromobility growth market.Preh GmbH, Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany, chalked up 30% sales growth in the first quarter of 2011 compared with the same period in the previous year. Sales revenues increased to €103.4 million in the first three months of 2011 (1st quarter 2010: €78.4 million). Preh is therefore continuing the growth course set in FY 2010, in which automotive sales climbed to a record mark of about €343 million (2009: €240 million). In...more

News 08.04.2011

Joyson and Preh forge a high-growth technology company in the automotive sector

Joyson acquires a majority. Preh management and Deutsche Beteiligungs AG remain major partners, ensuring continuity for customers and employeesJoyson Investment Holding Co., Ltd, Ningbo, China, will become the majority shareholder in Preh GmbH, Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany. Joyson, a privately held supplier of automotive electronic equipment, will hold 74.9% of the shares. The previous majority shareholder, Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, Frankfurt am Main, as well as the investment funds that it manages (“DBAG Group”) and Preh...more

News 25.03.2011

Preh receives Ford Q1 Award

NOVI, Michigan – Preh has received Ford Motor Company’s prestigious Q1 Award. Ford’s Q1 Award is the highest award presented to suppliers by the auto maker. With this award, Ford honors quality improvements and identifies Preh’s Mexican plant as one of the best in its sector.In a ceremony at the plant in Monterrey, Mexico on March 2, 2011, the Preh GmbH quality team received the prestigious Ford Motor Company Q1 Award. From left to right: Ruben Chavez, STA electrical manager, Ford Motor Company; Ivonne Rodriguez, quality manager, Preh...more

News 09.02.2011

Preh supplies iDrive controller for the new X3

NOVI, Mich. – Preh is supplying the iDrive controller for the new 2011 BMW X3 sport utility vehicle, according to Nick Lontscharitsch, president of the Novi-based automotive supplier Preh, Inc. The BMW iDrive uses a multifunctional, single toggle control knob in the center console of BMW vehicles, giving the driver access to various functions such as navigation, entertainment and communications. Preh already supplies the latest iDrive controller generation for the BMW 7, 6 and 5 Series models, as well as for the BMW 5 Series GT. ...more

News 28.01.2011

CLAAS honors Preh as supplier of the year in 2010

Bad Neustadt, Germany The agricultural machine manufacturer CLAAS honored Preh GmbH as its supplier of the year 2010 in the “Innovation” category. The award was presented at CLAAS’ 7th Supplier Day on January 20 at the Harsewinkel Technology Park.Head of CLAAS Corporate Purchasing Rüdiger Mohr and CLAAS tractor (CT) Purchasing Director Christophe Perge, presented the award to Christoph Hummel, Preh director of sales, marketing and project management, and to Martin Schäfer, key account manager for commercial vehicles and sensors. In...more

News 25.01.2011

10 millionth sensor for Hitachi delivered by Preh

Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany – In January, Preh delivered the 10 millionth throttle position sensor to its customer Hitachi. The sensors are used in General Motors’ V-6 and V-8 engines. Dr. Hans-Michael Schmitt, head of sensor system development, explained, “Just three years ago, Hitachi Automotive Products honored us as one of its ‘Top 10’ suppliers.’ We can be genuinely proud of this milestone in production volume because it is the result of top supplier quality.”The sensor system was developed at Preh GmbH’s headquarters in...more

News 04.01.2011

Management acquires PrehKeyTec GmbH

Management buyout means continuity for customers and employees Management of PrehKeyTec GmbH in Mellrichstadt, Germany, has assumed ownership of the specialist in data input systems from its previous parent company Preh GmbH, Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany. Aside from the company’s two managing directors, Rolf Ilsemann and Karl Krenig, four additional PrehKeyTec managers are part of the management buyout (MBO). The parties agreed not to disclose the purchase price. The change in ownership will have no effect on customers and...more

News 23.09.2010

Preh receives top supplier award from ZF

Bad Neustadt, Germany. This year, ZF Friedrichshafen AG awarded its ZF “Best of the Best” Supplier Award to five suppliers. Preh GmbH was honored among these “Top 5” in the category of production supplies.The recipients were honored by ZF for their top quality, outstanding technology, efficient logistics processes and competitive cost structures. They were selected in a standardized procedure by jurors from the purchasing, logistics and quality divisions. “Good is not good enough for us – we want the best of the best,” explained ZF...more

News 20.08.2010

Preh and Joyson sign letter of intent to form a joint venture

Preh GmbH, Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany, and Joyson Automotive Electronic Holding Co., Ltd, Ningbo (China) plan to establish a joint venture to manufacture, develop and market Preh products in Asia. The two automotive suppliers have signed a letter of intent. The joint venture will have its offices in Ningbo, China, one of the leading technology sites for the Chinese automotive industry. Both companies expect quick regulatory approvals for the JV and plan to begin operations in 2010.Dr. Michael Roesnick, president of Preh GmbH,...more

News 24.06.2010

Preh creates an interior control system for the Porsche 918 Spyder concept car

Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany. It was the big surprise of this year’s Geneva Motor Show: the Porsche 918 Spyder, a high-performance mid-engine sports car featuring a hybrid powertrain. The Porsche prototype was one of the best-kept secrets at the Geneva show. Now we can finally get a first look at some of the engineering details. The concept car utilizes an innovative interior control system, whose center console was implemented in cooperation with Preh GmbH in Bad Neustadt, Germany. The control system was custom-designed for the...more

News 26.05.2010

Preh outperforms the overall market in 2009 - return to growth track in 2010

Preh GmbH, Bad Neustadt an der Saale, has come through the crisis year of 2009 significantly better than the automobile sector as a whole. In comparative terms, the supplier had a drop in sales of 13%. In absolute terms, Preh’s sales dropped to €248.8 million in 2009, compared with €304.7 million in 2008. However, the 2008 value still included sales generated by PrehTronics GmbH, which was sold in July 2008. Preh was able to achieve particular market success in 2009 in the NAFTA region, where sales bucked the trend, increasing by 25%....more

News 01.05.2010

Proven innovations for new BMW 5 Series

Bad Neustadt an der Saale. Preh GmbH is supplying a number of interior control systems and ECUs for the new BMW 5 Series sedan. Headquartered in Bad Neustadt, Germany, the automobile supplier provides state-of-the-art solutions that have already proven themselves in BMW 5 Series GT and 7 Series vehicles.The luxury look and feel of Preh interior control systems reinforce the impression that BMW’s new 5 Series has achieved engineering perfection. Preh supplies the iDrive controller in the center console, the integrated control panel for...more

News 28.04.2010

Preh supply climate control system for Ford F-250 / F-350 trucks

Preh GmbH, Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany, has developed the climate control system for Ford F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks. “After having developed the climate control system and climate control software for the F-150 in our very first order from Ford, we now have the opportunity to follow up with two models in the Super Duty series,” said Nick Lontscharitsch, president of Preh, Inc. in Novi, Michigan.Like the current climate controls for the F-150, the control system for the “big brothers” F-250 and F-350 also comes from the Preh...more

News 01.04.2010

Preh sensor technology on Ford Coyote V-8 engine

Preh GmbH developed and manufactures the integrated sensor system for the throttle valve on Ford “Coyote” V-8 engines under contract from Pierburg GmbH. The engine is used on Ford F-150 trucks and the Ford Mustang.In the past five years, Preh has supplied approximately 25 million position sensors to its customers, predominantly for electronic throttle control and exhaust gas recirculation applications. In the past, automotive manufacturers preferred proven potentiometric sensors, but contactless sensors are increasingly in demand....more

News 26.02.2010

Preh supplies the MMI control system and multifunction steering wheel switches for the new Audi A8

Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany. Preh GmbH is once again partnering with Audi to provide particularly high-end center stacks in the vehicle interior: Preh is supplying the control system for the multimedia interface (MMI) and the steering wheel multifunction switches for the new Audi A8. The highlights of the MMI control system include genuine aluminum insert-molded menu buttons, as well as rotary knobs with a piano lacquer look that, for the first time, will have corona illumination on their surfaces. Particular attention was...more

News 02.10.2009

Preh supplies the interior control system for the Chevrolet Equinox

Preh GmbH of Bad Neustadt, Germany developed and is producing the center stack for the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox. The system integrates all the control functions of the center console in a compact manner and includes the controls for radio, navigation and climate, in addition to the switches for safety functions. This is an advantage for GM because the automaker no longer needs the complex interface management system that is otherwise necessary when different suppliers develop control systems for various functions.Through the use of...more

News 03.09.2009

Preh officially opens a new plant in Romania

Further internationalization ensures long-term competitivenessPreh GmbH, Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany, officially opened its new production location in Braov, Romania on September 3. The automotive supplier manufactures various units at this plant, in particular, multifunction steering wheel switches and climate control systems. The new S.C. Preh Romania S.R.L. plant covers about 4,700 m²; however, a gradual expansion to 11,000 m² is planned. At the end of 2009, the Braov location will have about 95 employees. Preh plans to...more

News 27.07.2009

Ehrenberg appointed executive director of product development process at Preh

Bad Neustadt, Germany In July 2009, Jochen Ehrenberg (42) became the director of product development process at Preh GmbH, Bad Neustadt an der Saale, Germany. He is responsible for the departments of product engineering, hardware development, software development, sensor development, advance development, prototype shop, production engineering, tool engineering and toolmaking.Mr. Ehrenberg holds a degree in mechanical engineering, the German Diplom-Kaufmann business management degree and an MBA. Since 1997, he has held various...more

News 20.07.2009

Preh supplies a new interior control system for Lincoln MKT

Early this year, Preh GmbH, Bad Neustadt, Germany, received a contract to supply the center stack interior control system for the Lincoln MKZ. It has now also developed and is producing the rear climate control system and the climate control ECU for Ford’s Lincoln MKT.In its product development specifications for the interior, Ford stressed that the rotary knobs on the rear climate control system must also differ in feel according to their functions. For example, the user gets a fundamentally different haptic feedback when setting the...more

News 10.07.2009

Preh supplies the electronic climate control unit for Ford Taurus and Flex

Preh GmbH of Bad Neustadt, Germany has developed and begun standard production of the climate control ECU for the 2010 Ford Taurus and Flex. The Preh electronic control unit comprises the hardware and matching software needed to maintain a comfortable interior climate.The contracts follow another recent contract from Ford for the climate control ECU on the Ford Mustang. Nick Lontscharitsch, senior vice president of sales at Preh, Inc., said, “Preh has more than two decades of experience with climate control units, and we now supply...more

News 22.06.2009

Hitachi's "Top 10" supplier award goes to Preh

On June 18, Preh received the “Top 10” supplier award from Hitachi Automotive Products (U.S.A.).Preh, a leading supplier of sensors, interior control systems and electronic control units to the global automotive industry, has received a “Top 10” supplier award from Hitachi America’s Automotive Products division, it was announced today. Preh develops and manufactures electronic throttle body position sensors for the company.The award was presented June 18th at the Hitachi Automotive Products (U.S.A.) plant in Harrodsburg, Kentucky....more

News 04.06.2009

Preh receives General Motors "Supplier of the Year" award for the fourth consecutive year in 2008

The 17th annual award was presented during ceremonies Friday, June 5 at the GM Heritage Center in Warren, Michigan.Preh GmbH Director of Sales and Marketing Christoph Hummel said, “Being recognized once again as one of GM’s top suppliers is proof that our commitment to excellence in the development, manufacture and supply of climate control systems has been the right strategy from the beginning.”Bo Andersson, GM group vice president global purchasing and supply chain, noted, “GM is proud to honor our best suppliers with the Supplier...more

News 27.05.2009

Preh faces the crisis in the auto industry - implements extensive cost-cutting program

Market slump hits automotive supplier Preh – company’s stability nevertheless secureThe worldwide crisis in the automobile industry has also had a heavy impact on Preh. The slump has cut into the group’s sales and earnings. The company, which specializes in driver control systems, sensors and ECUs, continues to perform better than the market as a whole, but management is expecting a slight downturn in profits for the current 2009 fiscal year. To ensure that Preh remains successful in the future, it has launched an extensive program...more

News 18.03.2009

Preh supplies electronic climate control unit for new Ford Mustang

Preh GmbH, based in Bad Neustadt, Germany, has developed the climate control unit for the new Ford Mustang and brought it into standard production. Preh is supplying the ECU hardware and the climate control software. The software algorithms are matched to the hardware to ensure that the temperature in the interior remains comfortable. For Preh, this is the third order from Ford—the company already supplies climate control systems for the current Ford F-150 pickup truck, as well as an integrated radio and climate control system for the...more

News 10.03.2009

Die Preh GmbH turns 90

Technical innovations since 1919In March 2009 Preh GmbH turned 90. Throughout an eventful history in which war and economic developments forced the company to change and adapt again and again, one thing has remained constant: “In every phase of Preh’s development, it has always been extremely innovative,” says Preh President Dr. Michael Roesnick.It all started in a building that once served as a tavern in the town of Bad Neustadt on the Saale River in Germany: Here, on March 11, 1919, Jakob Preh founded a small company to produce...more

News 27.02.2009

Preh opens an office in the automotive center in Shanghai, China

Global presence strengthened – Preh has the first foothold in AsiaPreh GmbH, a leading supplier of automotive interior control systems, sensors and ECUs, has opened its own office in Shanghai, a center of automotive manufacturing in China. The office is right next to the Shanghai city center in the Anjing district, where most of the auto industry companies are concentrated.Preh is represented in Shanghai by Thomas Tang. Mr. Tang is an electrical engineer with many years of experience as a buyer in the electronics industry and strong...more