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Adler Plastic acquires full ownership of HP Pelzer

Italy’s Adler Plastic has acquired full ownership of German company HP Pelzer, to create an automotive components powerhouse, Adler Pelzer, with 62 plants in 21 countries, more than 10,000 employees and a turnover in 2015 of €1.15bn.

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Grupo Antolin opens headliner plant in Wuhan, China

Grupo Antolin has opened a new plant in Wuhan, China to manufacture headliners and door panels for Renault, PSA, Nissan, Infiniti and Honda in a joint venture with Dongfeng Visteon.

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LG Hausys completes Autoskin plant in the US

South Korea’s LG Hausys has completed construction of its Autoskin plant in Adairsville, Gordon County, Georgia, USA, and is now targeting the North American automotive market. Autoskin manufactures automotive interior materials such as fabrics for car seats, door panels and dashboards.

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‘Ageing’ air travellers demand comfort


At the Passenger Experience Conference, which took place ahead of last month’s Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, Garen Moreno, director strategic partnering, BMW Designworks, described the over-65 “ageing travellers” – an age group that has more discretionary income/wealth than any other.

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Automotive Interiors show set to be the biggest yet

Automotive Interiors Expo 2016 will be held at Messe Stuttgart, Germany, from 31 May to 2 June. This year's show promises to be the biggest yet, with exhibitors’ automotive interior products to be found in vehicles from just about every car manufacturer.

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First automobile sunroof frame made of natural fibre

Automotive interiors supplier International Automotive Components has launched FiberFrame, an environmentally sustainable and lightweight, natural fibre sunroof frame, on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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