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Interiors & Electronics

Adient Refocuses on Core Seating Business

Restructures joint ventures with Yanfeng, divests Recaro unit

Williams Appointed CEO of Henniges Automotive

Henniges Automotive Holdings Inc., an Auburn Hills, Mich.-based supplier of sealing and anti-vibration systems, has promoted Larry Williams to CEO.

Design

Adient Dismisses Two Senior Executives

Adient plc, formerly the automotive seating and interiors business of Johnson Controls Inc., has removed two top executives who headed its engineering, manufacturing, quality, supply chain, innovation and marketing operations.

Interiors

IAC Beefs Up Leadership Team

Interiors specialist International Automotive Components Group has hired four executives as part of a realignment that adds new chief technical officer and chief supply chain officer positions.

Propulsion

Former ZF Exec Tapped to Head Chassix

Chassix Inc., a Southfield, Mich.-based supplier of aluminum and cast iron  casting machined chassis, powertrain and sub-frame components, has appointed Andreas Weller as president and CEO, effective immediately.

Business

Reports: JCI Close to Selling Battery Unit

Johnson Controls International plc is finalizing a deal to sell its Power Solutions battery business to Brookfield Asset Management Inc., according to multiple media reports.   

Interiors

Adient Names DelGrosso as CEO

Struggling auto interiors supplier Adient plc has chosen Douglas DelGrosso to take over as CEO on Oct. 1.

Business

JCI to Decide Fate of Its Battery Business by November

Johnson Controls International plc says it is giving itself three more months to decide what to do with its battery business.

Production

Adient Drops Plan to Move Headquarters to Detroit

Automotive interiors supplier Adient plc has scrapped plans to relocate its operational headquarters to a historic building in downtown Detroit from its current location in suburban Plymouth.

Interiors & Electronics

Former GM Exec Henderson Named Interim CEO at Adient

Fritz Henderson, the General Motors Co. executive who succeeded Rick Wagoner as CEO in 2009, has been appointed interim CEO of Dublin-based vehicle interiors supplier Adient plc.

Production

Adient Opens Fabric Plant in Morocco

Plymouth, Mich.-based Adient plc is opening a fabric manufacturing plant in Kenitra, Morocco.

Production

Fire Damages Adient’s New Detroit HQ

A building in downtown Detroit that Adient plc is remodeling to be its headquarters caught fire early Friday morning.

Business

Adient Forms Fabric JV in India

Plymouth, Mich.-based interiors giant Adient plc is teaming with Arvind Ltd. on a joint venture in India to develop and produce fabric for automotive seats.   

Production

Adient to Open India Test Facility

Plymouth, Mich.-based seating giant Adient plc has broken ground on a prototyping and testing facility in Pune, India.

Interiors & Electronics

Turning Car Interiors into Multi-Purpose Rooms

When cars can truly drive themselves, their interiors will become multipurpose rooms that occupants can use to carry on the day’s tasks while moving from point A to point B.

Materials & Lightweighting

“Drive Me to the Moon. . . .”

While this snappy hounds-tooth checked seat may look like something that might have been in one of Frank Sinatra’s pads back in the day it is actually the Recaro Rallye, which is said to be the world’s first shell seat: there is a seat shell of fiberglass-reinforced resin formed to the contours of a body.

Interiors

Yanfeng Opens New North American Headquarters

Shanghai-based Yanfeng Automotive Interiors officially opened its new North American headquarters in Novi, Mich., this week.

Interiors

Adient, Autoliv Team Up on Self-Driving Car Interiors

Adient plc and Autoliv Inc. are collaborating on seating and other interior systems for autonomous vehicles.

Interiors

Adient Seats Awarded

Adient, the company previously known as the “Johnson Controls Automotive Division,” has done exceedingly well in the J.D.

Interiors & Electronics

Adient Buys Tesla Interiors Supplier

Adient plc has agreed to buy Oak Park, Mich.-based seating and interiors supplier Futuris Global Holdings LLC from Clearlake Capital Group for $360 million.

Mobility

Adient Flexes Interior Concept for Autonomous Driving

Adient plc says its “AI18” concept interior can be adapted for a variety of different uses while a vehicle is operating in Level 3 or Level 4 autonomous driving mode.

Interiors

Will Adient Take Flight?

Adient puts seats in more than 25-million vehicles per year.

Interiors & Electronics

Adient Emerges

This long-time interior supplier is now a brand-new company that’s looking at things in a whole different way.

Interiors

Adient, Diesels and Artificial Intelligence

Did you ever wonder about how interior designers go about developing seats for vehicles?