The automotive interiors and electronics expert has adapted a high-frequency welding process to seat cover manufacture.
The welding technology enables designs and three-dimensional imprints to be applied to trim covers of different quality in a few process steps. The company is expecting strong demand from the automotive industry, where there is a strong demand from customers for more individual and personalized interiors.
“The exterior design of a vehicle is what attracts car buyers and makes certain models desirable,” said Marc van Soolingen, senior design manager at Johnson Controls Automotive Experience. “The interior design, on the other hand, tends to engender a sense of loyalty toward the vehicle model and the car brand, growing every time the consumer uses the car. Whether it is sporty, robust or elegant –colours, applications or the type of seams give the interior its distinctive look and special seat covers are often reserved solely for certain engine specs or trim levels.