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Prevent acquires Car Trim Group

Prevent Group has acquired the Plauen, Germany-based Car Trim Group, which produces automotive interior components in leather and other materials for leading global automakers, including Audi, Bentley, Opel, Porsche and Volkswagen.

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Sports car made from cannabis hemp

A Florida, USA, environmentalist has built a stylish, carbon-neutral sports car made of cannabis hemp using US$200,000 of his own money.

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Partner buyout at Estonian automotive carpet producer

Priit Tamm, the long-time owner of Estonian automotive carpet manufacturer Mistra-Autex, has acquired his business partner Tauno Vaaderpass’s 41.2% holding in the company, according to LETA/BNS.

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Faurecia adds automotive seat covers expertise

Automotive equipment supplier Faurecia has added CoverTech, a new expertise facility for automotive seat covers, to its TechCenter in Brières-les-Scellés, France.

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Special version of Ultra-Silent lightweight underfloor system

Owing to strong customer demand, Autoneum has developed a special version of its lightweight underfloor system made of Ultra-Silent for sport utility vehicles (SUVs).

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Automotive fabric-based seat sensor system

An automotive seat sensor system designed to improve occupant sensing, classification and safety has been launched by BeBop Sensors.

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Arville completes £1m plant upgrade

UK-based technical textiles specialist Arville Textiles has just completed a £1m upgrade of its fabric coating plant in Bury, Lancashire, following a phased two-year project to overhaul the site.

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