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05-12-2016

Faurecia Boosts Seat Cover Expertise with TechCenter

Faurecia, global automotive equipment supplier, has enhanced the expertise of its TechCenter in Brières-les-Scellés, France, with the addition of CoverTech, a new expertise center for automotive seat covers. The new facility has been operational since December 2015.

CoverTech is supposed to enhance the role of Faurecia Automotive Seating as a comprehensive supplier, bringing improvements in efficiency, quality, flexibility and perceived value (© Faurecia)

CoverTech is supposed to enhance the role of Faurecia Automotive Seating as a comprehensive supplier, bringing improvements in efficiency, quality, flexibility and perceived value (© Faurecia)

CoverTech aims to break new ground in the technologies and processes used to design, cut, sew and assemble automotive seat covers, selecting and implementing best practices across all Faurecia development and production sites worldwide. It brings together a multifaceted team of experts specializing in industrial processes and pilot equipment, who will select the best industrial solutions and incorporate increasingly high standards regarding perceived quality of complete seat systems.

The new CoverTech facility will benefit from its proximity to the seat design studio − which works with automakers to explore new trends − along with the comprehensive range of simulation and testing resources available at the site. Its launch follows the successful creation of two other expertise centers in Brières-les-Scellés: FrameTech for seat frames in 2011 and e-Lab for seat electronics in 2012. Both of which have been commended by a wide range of automakers.

The most striking innovation in the past few years has been Cover Carving Technology (CCT), which applies to seat covers − offering greater freedom in terms of style and customization − as well as front seat backs. The Faurecia-patented technology has been adopted by Renault for the Talisman sedan and station wagon, offering three centimeters of extra knee room for rear passengers.

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Faurecia Automotive GmbH

Faureciastr. 1
DE 76767 Hagenbach
Tel.: 7273 80-10

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