Faurecia was established in 1999, but its roots in North America are much deeper. Some of our predecessor companies have been in operation for more than 50 years. Here are some milestones from the last few years.
|October 2016||Faurecia inaugurates its first digital manufacturing plant in Columbus, Indiana. The new facility, Columbus South, supports the company's emissions control technologies division and is the company's first paperless facility.|
|June 2016||Faurecia celebrates the grand opening of three sites: a seating plant in Simpsonville, Kentucky; a seating plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico; and an interiors plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.|
|April 2016||Faurecia wins two Automotive News PACE Awards for industry-leading innovations: the Adaptive Valve™ and Cover Carving Technology.|
|March 2016||Faurecia earns Top Employer status for the first time in the U.S., joining France and Germany.|
|July 2015||Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies breaks ground on new site (Columbus South) in Columbus, Indiana.|
|June 2015||Faurecia Interior Systems plant in Saline, Michigan, celebrates its third anniversary.|
|January 2015||In its second year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, Faurecia introduces its theme of Driving Well-Being.|
|December 2014||Faurecia Automotive Seating inaugurates its new plant in Wentzville, Missouri, with a flag-raising ceremony.|
|September 2014||Faurecia Automotive Seating opens its first just-in-time, and fifth, plant in Puebla, Mexico.
Groundbreaking takes place for new automotive seating plant in Simpsonville, Kentucky.
|July 2014||On July 16, Faurecia’s North America Headquarters and Seating Technical Center held its official flag-raising ceremony and grand opening.|
|January 2014||Faurecia makes its first appearance during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.|
|October 2013||The sign for Faurecia’s new North America headquarters is installed at I-75 and University Drive in Auburn Hills, Mich. The new facility will open in spring of 2014.|
|September 2013||Faurecia and its employees donate more than 1.1 million meals to food bank partners in the U.S., Canada and Mexico through the annual Faurecia Unites with Employees for Local Service (FUELS) Community Food Drive. A dedicated website, www.FaureciaFUELS.com, tracks the program’s progress, highlights employee activities and shares information on the program’s partners.|
|June 2013||Automotive News ranks Faurecia as the fifth largest supplier in North America based on its 2012 sales, a key milestone after premiering on the list at #64 in 1999.|
|January 2013||Faurecia Automotive Seating opens a design and development center in Mexico City (Santa Fe) to support its customers’ activities.|
|October 2012||Faurecia Interior Systems opens a new customer center dedicated to Ford Motor Company in Southfield, Mich. The new office is located in the Travelers Tower I, which now features the Faurecia logo atop the building.|
|August 2012||A second Interior Systems plant is opened in Fraser, Mich. The “Masonic” plant is celebrated with a flag-raising ceremony attended by Governor Rick Snyder, State Representative Marilyn Lane, several other dignitaries and Faurecia employees.
Detroit Manufacturing Systems, a joint-venture between Rush Group and Faurecia, is officially opened.
|June 2012||The first Faurecia Automotive Exteriors plant is opened in Belvidere, Ill.
Faurecia acquires the interiors business in Saline, Mich. from ACH and takes over operations at the plant.
|January 2012||Faurecia Automotive Seating opens a new seat trim plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.|
|July 2011||A new technical center is opened in Auburn Hills, Mich. for automotive exteriors, as well as the regional corporate functions.|
|January 2011||Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies opens a new plant in the Volkwagen Supplier Park in Chattanooga, Tenn.|
|September 2010||Faurecia introduces a new charitable giving initiative—Faurecia Unites with Employees for Local Service or FUELS—and hosts its first annual Community Food Drive. Over 148,000 pounds of food are donated to partners across North America.|
|February 2010||Faurecia acquires EMCON Technologies, including several locations in the U.S. and Mexico.|