Faurecia, Magneti Marelli form tech partnership

EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

Published: November 21, 2013 12:14 pm ET
Updated: November 21, 2013 12:31 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Automotive, Automotive parts, Injection Molding

NANTERRE, FRANCE — Faurecia, the France-based automotive equipment supplier and Magneti Marelli, the Italy-based automotive component maker have signed a cooperation agreement for advanced automotive human-machine interface (HMI) applications using plastic electronics.

The companies intend to expand their business portfolios in interior systems, adding HMI components to a broad product range including centre stacks, fascias, overhead consoles and retractable touch screens. They also plan to offer physical integration of "nomadic" devices such as smartphones and tablets.

The partnership brings together Faurecia's expertise in interior systems module architecture with Magneti Marelli's experience in displays, electronics, switches and tactile functions.

"This is an important step in the evolution of our interior systems offer to meet the needs of automakers for increased connectivity and the intelligent use of interior architecture," said Yann Delabrière, Chairman and CEO of Faurecia.

"This agreement leads to a new era of human-machine interface integrated solutions, where the user experience of receiving, managing and sharing information inside the car, is moving to a unique, interactive and extended interface, where the merger between plastics and electronics is crucial", said Eugenio Razelli, CEO of Magneti Marelli.

In the future the cooperation will open the door for HMI applications with superior plastronics — mounting electronic components directly onto plastic components — look and feel, fusion of control technologies, enhanced digitization and customization.


Comments

Faurecia, Magneti Marelli form tech partnership

EUROPEAN PLASTICS NEWS

Published: November 21, 2013 12:14 pm ET
Updated: November 21, 2013 12:31 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

China's biggest fuel tank maker getting a US foothold

April 23, 2014 4:41 pm ET

The majority owner of China's biggest fuel tank maker is expanding its global automotive footprint with the acquisition of the fuel tank unit of...    More

Image

How CEO Santi is changing ITW

April 23, 2014 2:48 pm ET

Scott Santi is showing he can do more than just cut costs at Illinois Tool Works Inc.    More

Auto supplier adds production space, jobs at plant in central Hungary

April 22, 2014 9:50 am ET

Automotive parts manufacturer Ábrahám Kft. has expanded its factory in Túrkéve, in central Hungary, with the launch of a new production hall as part...    More

Image

German electronics firm expanding in Hungary

April 22, 2014 9:46 am ET

German electronics manufacturer Provertha GmbH has announced plans to set up a new plastic galvanizing plant at the Kapuvár Industrial Park, in...    More

Image

Cambro investing $30.4 million in new N.C. injection molding plant

April 18, 2014 2:36 pm ET

Foodservice products manufacturer Cambro Manufacturing Co. Inc. plans to set up a satellite production and distribution operation in Mebane, N.C., to ...    More

Market Reports

Market Data Book - Rankings & Lists

A one-stop download of Plastic News' exclusive annual lists and processor rankings containing essential data including sales, employees, end markets, materials and more.
EXCLUSIVE EXCEL FEATURE: full mailing address details for available plant locations.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook – North America

This in-depth report provides analysis and discussions of economic and political conditions, market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies. In addition, there are reviews of 25 leading thermoformers in the packaging segment, assessing their growth initiatives and performance metrics over 10 years.

Learn more

Mold Making and Tooling Review and Outlook 2014 – North America

This report provides in-depth analysis of the mold and toolmaking market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats, the latest developments in production and labor and equipment trends impacting moldmakers.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014Plastics in Medical Devices 2014

May 12, 2014 - May 12, 2014Plastics News Brazil Pharma Summit

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 3, 2015 - February 7, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events