Seats account for 5% of a vehicle’s total cost and 6% of its weight. As a result, they represent the second largest expense for automakers.
Faurecia Automotive Seating is a leader in the design, development and production of automotive seating.
Faurecia produces the full line of components that go into automotive seating:
It also assembles complete seats—both front and rear—for just-in-time delivery to its customers’ plants. Drawing on technological savvy that has won recognition from premium automakers, Faurecia works alongside its customers to develop solutions that focus on , , personalized and .
Lightweight Solutions: seat mechanisms, Cover Carving Technology
Advanced Comfort Systems: electronics, pneumatics, foams and padding
Integrated Safety: head restraints, generic mechanisms and modular platform frames
Our premium expertise allows us to supply top premium vehicles, among them: Audi A8 and Q7, Mercedes GL Class, Nissan Teana, Mini Range and the Cadillac CT6.
The front seat frame platforms developed and produced for Nissan, General Motors, Volkswagen and PSA are being deployed worldwide. This new generation of generic seat frames can now be found in more than 50 different vehicle models—further evidence of Faurecia’s leadership in the market for automotive seating.
Faurecia leverages , in particular innovations in on-board electronics, to create added value. The Active Wellness™ seat concept is the world’s first seat that detects the traveler’s drowsiness or stress and then takes countermeasures to relieve those conditions. Active Wellness™ employs uniquely designed sensors to measure heartbeat, breathing rhythm of drivers and/or occupants and other data based on the most recent medical research. It then provides a very specific massage pattern, along with air flow through the seat’s ventilation system, either to re-energize a tired occupant or to relax a stressed individual, making life on board a more healthy experience.
In 2016, Faurecia won the Automotive News PACE Award for its Cover Carving Technology, a proprietary process that reinvents the production of seat covers and enables 3D animation with an unmatched level of repeatable quality. CCT offers new design options with greater durability and overall quality, while reducing development and production time for covers. The light back panel, associated with Faurecia’s sculpted cover, allows for inclusion of concave and convex embossing shapes, and significantly reduces production time. Additionally, CCT cuts tooling costs by 80 percent and is 50 percent lighter when compared to a plastic back panel.