Archive: 2017


EU fines seatbelt, airbag suppliers over price fixing

Five suppliers of automotive occupant safety systems – Tokai Rika, Takata, Autoliv, Toyoda Gosei and Marutaka – have been given fines totalling €34m for breaching...

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E-Leather partners with DB Idea Train

E-Leather has been announced as an official partner of the Deutsche Bahn Idea Train launched in Nuremberg, Germany, last month.

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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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IAC opens interiors plant in Poland

International Automotive Components (IAC) has opened a plant for tailored automotive interiors in Opole, near Wroclaw, Poland.

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Bawtry Investments acquires Axon Automotive

Axon Automotive, a UK-based supplier of carbon composite structural products and engineering services, has been acquired by Bawtry Investments, which has purchased the controlling interest...

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Recycling carbon fibre products from America’s Cup campaign

ELG Carbon Fibre and Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) are working together to ensure the carbon fibre process waste and end-of-use components from the...

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Autoneum opens first of four new Chinese plants in Yantai

Autoneum is expanding its production capacities in China with the opening of four new plants.

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Trend collections for bus interiors

Lantal Textiles showed new seat cover designs for the interiors of city and intercity buses and tour coaches alongside innovative products as well as visualisation...

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Porcher Industries acquires P-D Interglas Technologies

Porcher Industries, a producer of technical textiles and thermoplastic composites, has completed the acquisition of Interglas Technologies’ operation including all business operations, workforce resources, assets,...

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Visible natural fibre technology for vehicle interiors

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors has developed a technology designed to make visible natural fibres that are usually hidden within composites behind panelling an attractive choice for...

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