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Sustainable alternatives for car seating

With several original equipment manufacturers starting to use renewable materials, Austrian fibre producer Lenzing is offering sustainable and functional alternatives for car seating.

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Senior management changes at Adient

Automotive seating supplier Adient has appointed Frederick Henderson as interim chief executive officer (CEO) and lead director John Barth as chairman.

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Automotive seating prototyping and testing facility in India

Automotive seating supplier Adient has started construction of an automotive seating prototyping and testing facility in Pune, India.

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Adient to purchase Futuris Group

Automotive seating supplier Adient has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Futuris Group for US$360m, including the assumption of US$18m of net debt. Adient expects the transaction to add US$500m in revenue on an annual basis.

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Textile heating system for automotive seating

Besides apparel applications, such as workwear, active sportswear and healthcare garments, Kufner’s THS (textile heating system) technology is finding use in automotive seating, which is still in the development stage with Tier 1 suppliers.

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Lear to buy Grupo Antolin seating

In a bid to expand overseas sales, Lear has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Grupo Antolin’s automotive seating business for €286m on a cash and debt basis. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2017.

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JCI board approves seating and interiors spin-off

Johnson Controls has approved the previously announced spin-off of its global automotive seating and interiors business.

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Takata to sell US automotive interiors unit

Troubled airbag maker Takata is selling its US automotive interior trim and seating material operation, raising cash as its airbag inflator recall costs continue to mount.

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Improving the well-being of drivers

Faurecia revealed a new generation of technologies focused on “driving well-being” at the recent 2016 Detroit Auto Show.

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Johnson Controls to exit automotive seating business

Johnson Controls has announced it is “exploring strategic options for the separation of its automotive business”.

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