Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive technology companies, has announced the opening of a new tech center in Yokohama, Japan, for its Seating, Interiors and Clean Mobility businesses.
With this strengthened presence, the group plans to accelerate the development of technologies for its “Smart Life on Board” and “Sustainable Mobility” programs through reinforced customer intimacy and the establishment of technology partnerships.
Olivier Fidry, president of Faurecia Japan, said, “The opening of our new headquarters and tech center is a key milestone in Faurecia’s history in Japan. Bringing all of our businesses and technology activities together in this sophisticated new complex is an important move forward that will bring us even closer to our customers. Our goal is to strengthen our relationships with Japanese automakers to support their technology transformation especially for the cockpit of the future and powertrain electrification.”
Present in Japan since 1996, Faurecia has forged close ties with Japanese carmakers through two joint ventures and relationships with institutions such as the Kyoto Institute of Technology.