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IAC opens new Europe headquarters in Düsseldorf

Global vehicle interiors supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has opened its new European headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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Gores puts Sage Automotive Interiors up for sale

Earlier this year, private equity firm Gores Group put Sage Automotive Interiors up for sale more than two years after buying the company. Nomura is understood to be advising on the process.

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Automotive Interiors Expo Awards champion design and innovation

The winners of the Automotive Interiors Expo Awards 2014 have been announced, with wins for Mercedez-Benz, BMW, Continental and Jaguar.

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JCI creates interior joint venture with Yanfeng Automotive

Johnson Controls (JCI) and Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems, the component group of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), have signed a definitive agreement to form a global automotive interiors joint venture (JV).

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Innovative fibres and textiles in automotive interiors

The automotive industry is the biggest user of technical textiles, about 20 kg of textiles in each of the 65m cars produced worldwide in 2012. By 2020, 35 kg of textiles per vehicle is predicted to be used.

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Sales growth for nonwovens in automotive interiors

European sales of nonwovens to the automotive interiors market continued to increase in 2013 with growth of 4.1% in 2013 compared with the previous year.

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Magna to develop bioplastic for automotive interiors

Canadian Tier 1 automotive supplier Magna International is exploring potential automotive applications for a bioplastic made from by-products of sugar production.

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Automotive interior suppliers under investigation by anti-trust authorities

The European automotive interiors industry is under investigation by the German anti-trust authorities on suspicion of fixing prices since at least 2002 on certain nonwoven and textile components employed in such areas as flooring systems and boot linings.

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Johnson Controls expands interiors facility in South Africa

Johnson Controls has announced the expansion of its interiors plant in East London, South Africa. The East London plant currently supplies interior components, including headliners and instrument panels for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It will create 200 new jobs and will also supply door panels in the future. The new building has 13,000 m2 of space for three assembly lines.

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