German supplier Webasto opened a 16,000-square-meter plant in Chongqing to produce sunroofs and panoramic roofs for customers within a 500 km radius.
The 6.4 million euro (53 million yuan) facility will produce up to 700,000 roofs annually by 2016, the company said.
Next year, the company plans to open factories in Wuhan and Shenyang, expanding its Chinese network of sunroof plants to 10 facilities.
Webasto launched operations in China in 2001 and it opened its headquarters in Shanghai in 2004. Last year, Webasto generated sales of 4.1 billion yuan in China, where it employed 2,000 workers.
Webasto, a family-owned company, is based in Stockdorf near Munich, Germany. Last year, the company recorded sales of 2.4 billion euros. It employs 10,000 workers in 50 locations.
In addition to sunroofs, Webasto produces heating, cooling and ventilation systems for cars and trucks.