The stock wipers do suck, and they are made by bosch. You can see the bosch logo on them if you look real close. I seem to always have some type of film on my windshield, and the stockers don't touch it. I use "invisable glass" to clean the w/s, it is by far the very best glass cleaner made.
Euro, here in the great white north they sell "Winter Blades" they are heavy duty, and more robust. The whole blade frame is covered in a silica rubber compound, this keeps the snow and ice from building up on the blades. They are butt ugly, but get the job done in the snow and ice.
"The present day composer refuses to die"
Edgar Varese 1883-1967