Faurecia – Tires & Parts News https://tiresandparts.net Your News Source for Everything Automotive Wed, 20 Jan 2021 18:02:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.11 Faurecia wins Major Supply Deal from Hyundai for Hydrogen Storage Systems https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/faurecia-wins-major-supply-deal-from-hyundai-for-hydrogen-storage-systems/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/faurecia-wins-major-supply-deal-from-hyundai-for-hydrogen-storage-systems/#respond Tue, 17 Mar 2020 06:57:04 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=30123 Faurecia, which is one of the leading automotive suppliers in the world has announced that it has won a major supply contract from Hyundai Motor Company. The company has reached a deal with the Korean vehicle manufacturer for the supply of fuel cell electric vehicle storage systems for heavy duty trucks. Faurecia will be in […]

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Faurecia, which is one of the leading automotive suppliers in the world has announced that it has won a major supply contract from Hyundai Motor Company. The company has reached a deal with the Korean vehicle manufacturer for the supply of fuel cell electric vehicle storage systems for heavy duty trucks.

Faurecia will be in charge of the supply of hydrogen storage systems (including 10,000 hydrogen tanks). The storage systems will be manufactured at Faurecia’s global center of expertise in Bavans, France which is dedicated to hydrogen storage systems. Delivery of the systems is scheduled to commence in 2021.

Over a period of four years, Faurecia will supply fuel systems for about 1,600 Hyundai heavy duty trucks. These trucks after being fitted with these storage systems will be delivered to Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility in Switzerland. This company is a newly created partnership venture between Hyundai and H2 Energy. The company was established with the goal of spearheading hydrogen mobility in Europe.

Commenting on the deal, Patrick Koller, CEO of Faurecia said that fuel cell electric vehicle technology is expected to play a significant role in the powertrain mix within the next ten to fifteen years, especially in the case of commercial vehicles. Koller said that Faurecia is investing heavily in optimizing the potential of hydrogen fuel cell technology and creating the best-in class ecosystem to accelerate its deployment.

Koller concluded by saying that this deal with Hyundai as well as the joint venture that Faurecia has created with Michelin to offer a unique range of hydrogen fuel cell systems marks a major step in its commitment to emerge as a leader in fuel cell systems.

Fuel-cell electric vehicles offer an attractive and complementary alternative to battery electric vehicles. The range and refueling time of fuel-cell trucks should be equivalent to diesel ones whilst being completely emissions-free. By 2030, it is estimated that 2 million new vehicles of which 350,000 commercial vehicles will be equipped with fuel cell technology.

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Devialet and Faurecia to Collaborate on in-car Infotainment Systems https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/devialet-and-faurecia-to-collaborate-on-in-car-infotainment-systems/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/devialet-and-faurecia-to-collaborate-on-in-car-infotainment-systems/#respond Sun, 15 Dec 2019 11:47:43 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=29439 Faurecia and Devialet have announced that they would be working jointly on the development of in-car infotainment systems. The two companies will team up to combine their expertise and knowledge to develop innovative solutions, with Devialet contributing its experience in different acoustic architectures, loudspeakers and signal processing, while Faurecia will contribute its knowledge in electronic […]

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Faurecia and Devialet have announced that they would be working jointly on the development of in-car infotainment systems. The two companies will team up to combine their expertise and knowledge to develop innovative solutions, with Devialet contributing its experience in different acoustic architectures, loudspeakers and signal processing, while Faurecia will contribute its knowledge in electronic design and system integration capabilities as well as its sound domain controller technology.

Yann Brillat-Savarin, group strategy executive vice president at Faurecia said that the company was delighted to partner with Devialet as that would allow Faurecia to address a complete range of audio solutions ranging from personalized sound systems to branded audio systems. From software to technologies integrated in the vehicle’s surfaces and structure, Faurecia and Devialet will make it possible for passengers to enjoy a more immersive and personalized onboard experience, irrespective of the type of music or content they are listening to.

Franck Lebouchard, chief executive officer at Devialet, added that his company was proud to work with Faurecia to reinvent car audio using breakthroughs in audio hardware, software, and acoustics to deliver a truly immersive experience and unmatched emotional impact through sound. He said that the partnership between the two companies served as a perfect illustration of what Devialet stood for: putting its technology and expertise at the service of purposeful innovation and bringing incredible sound to the widest possible audience.

The two companies plan to showcase the first products that are an outcome of their collaboration at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2020 (January 7-10). The products that will be in focus at the show will include a range of sound systems from Devialet, which Faurecia has already integrated into numerous vehicles.

“Visitors to CES will experience how we expertly integrate advanced Devialet audio processing technologies to bring the exceptional sound fidelity, clarity and precision people usually enjoy at home into the vehicle environment,” said Jean-François Rondeau, immersive sound experiences product line director at Faurecia Clarion Electronics. “Faurecia will also have a separate sound room where potential buyers can enjoy an immersive experience of Devialet’s sound staging and reproduction expertise.”

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Faurecia Teams up with Michelin to Make Hydrogen Fuel Cell Systems https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/faurecia-teams-up-with-michelin-to-make-hydrogen-fuel-cell-systems/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/faurecia-teams-up-with-michelin-to-make-hydrogen-fuel-cell-systems/#respond Thu, 14 Mar 2019 06:42:20 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=27216 Faurecia has teamed up with Michelin for a joint venture. As a result of the partnership between the two companies, all of Michelin’s activities related to fuel cells including those of its subsidiary Symbio will be combined with those of Faurecia. Both Michelin and Faurecia will have equal stakes in the new joint venture company […]

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Faurecia has teamed up with Michelin for a joint venture. As a result of the partnership between the two companies, all of Michelin’s activities related to fuel cells including those of its subsidiary Symbio will be combined with those of Faurecia. Both Michelin and Faurecia will have equal stakes in the new joint venture company called Symbio. Symbio will deal with the development, production and marketing of hydrogen fuel cell systems meant for light vehicles, utility vehicles, trucks, and other applications.

The release issued by the partners said that they were both convinced about the key role that hydrogen technology would play in the world of zero emissions mobility in the future. They plan to make Symbio a global leader in hydrogen fuel cell systems by combining the existing and complementary assets from both partners in the joint venture. Thus, Symbio will be able to offer its customers a unique range of hydrogen fuel cell systems for all use cases.

In the case of electric vehicles, fuel cell technology can complement battery technology, especially in a scenario where vehicles have greater autonomy and are heavily used. Fuel cell technology has also been recently selected by the European Union as one of Europe’s six Important Projects of Common Interest.

Michelin’s contribution to this joint venture would be through the activities of Symbio and as a supplier of hydrogen fuel cell systems which are associated with a range of digital services, in addition to research and development, and production activities. Faurecia will contribute to the partnership the expertise in fuel cell technology that it has developed through its strategic partnership with the CEA, its industrial know-how and the benefit of the relationships it has developed with car manufacturers. Faurecia will continue its collaboration with Stelia Aerospace Composites for the development of high-pressure hydrogen tanks

Michelin has also partnered with Engie, a global energy and services group, for the development of a hydrogen ecosystem, especially as it relates to hydrogen mobility, and this partnership is also expected to be of great benefit to the joint venture between Michelin and Faurecia.

Commenting on the joint venture, General Managing Partner and future President of the Michelin Group, Florent Menegaux, explained, “This innovative partnership will facilitate the emergence and development of hydrogen mobility; it opens the way to a new form of sustainable mobility.”

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Faurecia Teams up with JDI for Futuristic Automotive Displays https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/faurecia-teams-up-with-jdi-for-futuristic-automotive-displays/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/faurecia-teams-up-with-jdi-for-futuristic-automotive-displays/#respond Wed, 13 Mar 2019 08:53:30 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=27207 Faurecia, the leading French automotive technology provider ha steamed up with Japan Display Inc. (JDI), a market leader in automotive displays to further enhance the digital user experience in vehicles. The two companies will collaborate on the development and integration of large displays into automotive interiors. They will utilize their combined expertise and know-how so […]

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Faurecia, the leading French automotive technology provider ha steamed up with Japan Display Inc. (JDI), a market leader in automotive displays to further enhance the digital user experience in vehicles. The two companies will collaborate on the development and integration of large displays into automotive interiors. They will utilize their combined expertise and know-how so that the design and functionalities of large displays will become a key feature of cockpit attractiveness.

The two companies had first showcased their capabilities during CES 2019, by using the event to make the world premiere of a 32.1inches 6K display which was integrated into an instrument panel. The instrument panel displayed at the show had the capability to easily adapt its shape and the display moves based on the driving or autonomous mode by using advanced mechatronics, kinematics, materials and design to offer users an optimized viewing experience. During the driving mode, the display serves as a driving cluster that gives information and safety signals and is also a central screen for navigation and media. When the vehicle is in autonomous mode, the display changes into a large format entertainment screen. When the vehicle has front seats that can swivel inwards, the technology can be used to create a new shared ‘onboard cinema’ experience that the entire family can share.

Commenting on the technology, David Weill, vice-president marketing and business development at Faurecia Interiors, said that the new trends in the automotive industry like connected vehicles, autonomous driving, ride sharing and electrification are expected to totally transform the driving experience and thus vehicle interiors. Suppliers will increasingly depend on using versatility and personalization of displays to facilitate different onboard activities. By combining their expertise, JDI and Faurecia will be able to come up with innovative displays which are adapted to different use cases to enhance the user experience. Faurecia will leverage its expertise to ensure safety, high-perceived quality and seamless integration of displays into the cockpit.

Oliver Burscher, managing director of JDI Europe, said that from the perspective of a display manufacturer, the company foresaw a very interesting and technology-driven future for the complete automotive market. He felt that the shift towards autonomous driving and smart surfaces called for a complete re-thinking of the possibilities and needs of all passengers in the vehicle.

The JDI-team worked with technology experts from Faurecia to develop an outstanding display, which can cater to every kind of new well-being scenarios passengers will live, feel, see and enjoy in future vehicles.

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Faurecia Acquires Stake in ESP Consulting https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/faurecia-acquires-stake-in-esp-consulting/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/faurecia-acquires-stake-in-esp-consulting/#respond Mon, 31 Dec 2018 09:19:13 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=26556 As part of its drive to create a better environment for occupants of vehicles, Faurecia has announced that it has made an investment in ESP Consulting. ESP Consulting is an innovative French lab that specializes in using cognitive science to optimize human well-being and performance in different situations. Faurecia expects its investment in ESP Consulting […]

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As part of its drive to create a better environment for occupants of vehicles, Faurecia has announced that it has made an investment in ESP Consulting. ESP Consulting is an innovative French lab that specializes in using cognitive science to optimize human well-being and performance in different situations.

Faurecia expects its investment in ESP Consulting to help the company to learn more about the human impact of the technologies it develops for predictive and personalized use cases inside the cockpit.

Commenting on the investment, David Degrange, Vice President Cockpit of the Future, Faurecia said that ESP Consulting has considerable expertise in gathering relevant data on vehicle occupants under real conditions. Thus, the company can give Faurecia a credible scientific platform and more insight into human factors, making it possible for Faurecia to come up innovative wellness solutions which are primarily meant to improve postural comfort, diminish fatigue, reduce stress and eliminate motion sickness.”

Jean-Bernard Fabre, Founder and CEO of ESP Consulting said that the partnership with Faurecia will serve as an incredible growth accelerator. With the infusion of capital, ESP Consulting will now be able to expand its laboratory and facilitate the international deployment of its products and services. As part of this strategy, ESP Consulting plans to make two very high-tech spaces: the biosensor-based driving simulator, which will be designed based on the expertise the company has gained through its partnerships with racing teams and an environmental chamber, which will serve as a unique device for studying human behavior in a specific climatic situations.”

Faurecia Ventures is the company’s venture capital arm that makes investments in up-and-coming companies which specialize in technologies that can strengthen the Group’s innovation strategy.

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Faurecia and Ford Win Two 2018 SPE Automotive Innovations Awards https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/faurecia-and-ford-win-two-2018-spe-automotive-innovations-awards/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/faurecia-and-ford-win-two-2018-spe-automotive-innovations-awards/#respond Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:01:57 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=25406 Faurecia and Ford received two 2018 SPE Automotive Innovations Awards in the Body Interior and Safety categories. The two companies were honored for their work in developing the joint Faurecia Ford Modular Mold-in Pelvic Bolster for the 2018 Lincoln Navigator and Transit Connect. This helped both models to get 5-star safety ratings for side impact […]

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Faurecia and Ford received two 2018 SPE Automotive Innovations Awards in the Body Interior and Safety categories. The two companies were honored for their work in developing the joint Faurecia Ford Modular Mold-in Pelvic Bolster for the 2018 Lincoln Navigator and Transit Connect. This helped both models to get 5-star safety ratings for side impact crashes on both vehicles.

 

The Modular Mold-in Pelvic Bolster reduces part complexity as it eliminates two crash foams and replaces them with a single injection molded piece. The new design is integrated into the side panel and ramps up safety while also delivering cost savings. The unique bolster is highly adaptable and can be easily integrated into the vehicle architecture.

 

Faurecia and Ford also worked together to develop the Door Trim Interlocking Mechanism for side impact on the Transit Connect, which helped the model to win the top prize for the Safety category. This plastic mechanism has been used to replace traditional metal stiffening brackets thus increasing safety and reducing costs, while reducing the separation between the armrest and the door grab handle. The bracket, which is made out of ABS plastic, provides higher thermal resistance and sturdier support.

 

Commenting on the awards, Donnie Hampton, president of Faurecia Interior Systems North America said that the company was proud of the work that it did with Ford to make the Navigator and the Transit safer, lighter and more efficient to manufacture. He said that the teams of both companies worked together not only create a better product, but to also challenge the industry norms and create innovative solutions for tomorrow’s industry.

 

The Society of Plastics Engineers’ Automotive Innovation Awards program is the biggest and oldest such competition in the automotive and plastics industries. Many teams from OEMs, tier-1 suppliers and polymer producers submit nominations giving the details of their part, system or complete vehicle module for consideration as the year’s most innovative use of plastics. Faurecia and Ford have a track record of winning SPE awards together and have won multiple times, including in 2017 when they received the Process and Technology award for decorative components in the instrument panel of the 2017 Ford Fiesta Vignale.

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Faurecia Breaks Ground for New Plant in India https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/faurecia-breaks-ground-for-new-plant-in-india/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/faurecia-breaks-ground-for-new-plant-in-india/#respond Fri, 29 Jun 2018 04:17:06 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=23735 Faurecia, which specializes in automotive components and seating recently broke ground for a new plant in India. On June 15, the company’s Interior Systems division laid the foundation stone for a new factory which is located within the supplier park of Kia Motors at Ammavaru Palli, Penukonda Tensil, Anantpur district in Andhra Pradesh. Once the […]

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Faurecia, which specializes in automotive components and seating recently broke ground for a new plant in India. On June 15, the company’s Interior Systems division laid the foundation stone for a new factory which is located within the supplier park of Kia Motors at Ammavaru Palli, Penukonda Tensil, Anantpur district in Andhra Pradesh.

Once the construction of the plant is completed, Faurecia Interior Systems will use the plant for the production of injection molding and assembly of parts. It will supply over 1,000 instrument panels every day to Hyundai Mobis, which is engaged in making vehicle cockpits for Kia Motors India.

The plant is expected to become operational by the third quarter of 2019, with the plant expected to become ready within a short period of six months. The factory is located on a 12 acre site and will cover an area of 15,000 square meters. Faurecia will be investing an amount of USD 7.345 million in the plant, which is expected to create 400 jobs once it starts production.

Kia Motors is going full steam ahead with operations in India. The company has already completed the structure for its new factory in which it has invested over USD 1 billion in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The factory covers an area of 23 million square feet and will have the capacity to make 300,000 cars every year while employing 3,000 people once t is up and running. Construction of the facility began mid-2017.

Commenting on the new plant, Faurecia Interiors India vice-president (interiors IJKT division) Luis Navarro-Llacer said that India is the fourth biggest automotive market and will serve as the ideal base for the development of Faurecia’s global business.

He added that the new facility would provide near-term capacity improvements and reinforces Faurecia’s commitment to India’s automotive OEM segment.

Faurecia has maintained a presence in India from 2004, and has two technical centers and 11 production facilities spread across the country with customers like Ford, Maruti-Suzuki, Toyota, Tata and Volkswagen.

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Faurecia partners FAW Group for sustainable mobility solutions https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/faurecia-partners-faw-group-for-sustainable-mobility-solutions/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/faurecia-partners-faw-group-for-sustainable-mobility-solutions/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:28:39 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=23635 Faurecia, which is one of the leading specialists in the world in the field of automotive technologies is teaming up with FAW Group for sustainable mobility solutions. The two companies have signed a strategic partnership framework agreement. The FAW Group is one of the leading automobile manufacturers in China and the two companies will collaborate […]

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Faurecia, which is one of the leading specialists in the world in the field of automotive technologies is teaming up with FAW Group for sustainable mobility solutions. The two companies have signed a strategic partnership framework agreement. The FAW Group is one of the leading automobile manufacturers in China and the two companies will collaborate for the development of technologies that would be used in the cockpit of the future technologies and sustainable mobility solutions.

Based on the strategic cooperation agreement, some of the specific areas that the two companies would focus on include development of cockpit optimized for future mobility for the Hongqi (Red Flag), which is FAW’s luxury brand. The solutions would be such that motorists would benefit from a personalized and intelligent user experience. The two companies would also cooperate on the industrial design and perceived quality for the brand, development of connected, development of versatile and predictive seat solutions for scenarios like self-driving vehicles and shared cars based on the driving mode and different types of use. Another area that is covered in the agreement is the provision of zero emission and air quality technologies for commercial and passenger vehicles in the fields of battery pack and fuel cell systems and lightweight composite solutions.

Commenting on the partnership, Patrick Koller, chief executive officer, Faurecia said that Faurecia was honored to partner with FAW which is a leading OEM with a strong desire to disrupt the Chinese automotive industry. He concluded by saying that Faurecia is uniquely positioned to provide smart, predictive and connected technologies for a unique user experience and the collaboration would continue to reinforce Faurecia’s intimacy and collaboration with Chinese OEMs”.

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Faurecia Makes Investment in Powersphyr https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/faurecia-makes-investment-in-powersphyr/ https://tiresandparts.net/news/parts/faurecia-makes-investment-in-powersphyr/#respond Sun, 13 May 2018 13:06:41 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=23385 Leading French firm Faurecia has acquired a sizable stake in the leading American wireless power technology company Powersphyr. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Faurecia specializes in vehicle interiors and emission control technologies The acquisition of this stake in Powersphyr is part of the general trend of automotive companies entering into collaborations […]

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Leading French firm Faurecia has acquired a sizable stake in the leading American wireless power technology company Powersphyr. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Faurecia specializes in vehicle interiors and emission control technologies The acquisition of this stake in Powersphyr is part of the general trend of automotive companies entering into collaborations with start-up tech firms.

Leading French car manufacturer PSA Group has a 46 per cent share in Faurecia. The PSA Group Faurecia had made a deal to invest in another start-up energy technology company, Enogia earlier this year.

The automotive industry is evolving at a rapid pace and many car manufacturers are shifting their focus to electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles. They have started expanding their partnerships with technology companies like LG, Google, Qualcomm and Samsung. This shift will be seen first in the case of component suppliers and manufacturers. With vehicles becoming more complex, components would be contributing more and more towards the total value of a vehicle.
Deals like these also highlight the fact that technological innovations and the shift in mindset is happening not just in the design hubs of renowned car manufacturers but also in the widespread supply base for the global auto industry.

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Faurecia Invests in Enogia to Ramp up Expertise in Energy Recovery Technology https://tiresandparts.net/uncategorized/faurecia-invests-in-enogia-to-ramp-up-expertise-in-energy-recovery-technology/ https://tiresandparts.net/uncategorized/faurecia-invests-in-enogia-to-ramp-up-expertise-in-energy-recovery-technology/#respond Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:04:04 +0000 https://tiresandparts.net/?p=23001 Faurecia has invested in a French start-up called Enogia in order to ramp up its expertise in energy recovery technology. Enogia has developed and patented an hermetic, compact high-speed turbine that has the capability to recover heat and convert it into electricity. Enogia, which is based in Marseilles was established in 2009 and has a […]

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Faurecia has invested in a French start-up called Enogia in order to ramp up its expertise in energy recovery technology. Enogia has developed and patented an hermetic, compact high-speed turbine that has the capability to recover heat and convert it into electricity.

Enogia, which is based in Marseilles was established in 2009 and has a team of 30 individuals. Faurecia chose to acquire Enogia as the technology the company has developed is highly suitable for application in commercial vehicles, trucks and high horsepower engines (marine transport and generators). Faurecia’s investment in Enogia will help to accelerate Faurecia’s growth in these market segments.

Commenting on the acquisition, Yves Dumoulin, vice president strategy, Faurecia Clean Mobility said that the technology Faurecia would acquire as an outcome of the deal would allow it to expand its portfolio of energy recovery solutions. Enogia is an innovative startup that has already made a name for itself and has several national and international achievements to its credit.

Arthur Leroux, CEO, Enogia said that Faurecia emerged as the best partner in order to support the development of his company, thanks to Faurecia’s reputation as an industrial company known for its innovations in clean mobility and a shared goal of becoming a world leader in the field of converting heat to electricity for transportation applications.

Farecia made the investment in Enogia through Faurecia Ventures, which is part of Faurecia’s innovation strategy that identifies, incubates and invests in innovative companies.

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