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Haartz Manufacturing Proud to Top Eight of J.D.Power's Highest Rated Autos

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Haartz Manufacturing, a leading global manufacturer of convertible topping material announced today that it tops the eight soft-top convertibles in the 2012 J.D. Power Quality Survey.

Haartz Tops the Top Rated Convertibles Eight convertible models listed among the best in the J.D. Power Quality Survey

Acton, MA --June 25, 2012: The Haartz Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of convertible topping material, tops a number of models receiving recognition in the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Survey.

The survey results were released June 20 in Detroit. Of the 185 models included in the survey, eight were convertibles with Haartz topping material. In the compact sporty car segment, the leaders are the Mercedes Benz E-Class Cabriolet and Audi TTS Roadster. The Mazda MX-5 is one of the winners in the compact sporty segment. In the midsize sporty segment, winners were the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. The Porsche 911, BMW 650i xDrive Cabriolet, 650i, 640i and Chevrolet Corvette led the premium sporty category.

Haartz convertible toppings are engineered to dispel the misconceptions of soft top convertibles. Combining the latest in textile and plastics technology, Haartz materials offer benefits on par with both coupes and retractable hard tops including all-season driving and superior acoustical and NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) performance, as well as optimized trunk space when the top is down.

A full-range of customizable laminates allows Haartz to meet the strictest OEM specifications and design targets with lower-cost engineering and manufacturing compared to retractable hardtop designs. Haartz laminates give the automaker the ability to maintain the distinctive appearance of open-air vehicles, top up or down.

About The Haartz Corporation

The Haartz Corporation (Haartz) is the leading manufacturer of convertible topping for automakers across the globe. In addition to convertible and sport-utility topping, Haartz supplies automotive exterior trim including laminates for truck tonneau covers, tire- and nose-covers, and the recently introduced DefenZall(tm) paint protection film. Haartz also offers a full portfolio of automotive interior trim including moldable coverstocks for door panels, instrument panels and console lids, along with a line of artificial leather for seating, door panel and shift-boot applications.

Haartz has been a trusted automotive supplier since 1907, and continues to be privately owned and operated by the Haartz family. The company's headquarters in Acton, Mass., is also home to its North American manufacturing operations. Along with European manufacturing in Mannheim, Germany, Haartz maintains a global presence with sales offices in Detroit, Munich, Tokyo, Pune, Delhi and Beijing, employing 400 people worldwide. For more information, visit Haartz