Faurecia SA has won a contract to provide seating for 6 million BMW AG vehicles, the company's largest ever in terms of volume.
The agreement includes just-in-time seating assembly for seven models, and seat structures for 10, including Minis and the BMW 2 series. Faurecia currently supplies just-in-time assemblies for BMW, but the new contract adds frames, covers and foams, the company said in a statement.
Faurecia, which is based in France, says it is the largest global supplier of frames and seat mechanisms.
Faurecia recently announced a record overall order intake of 62 billion euros ($76.4 billion) for the years 2015-17, including the new BMW contract, an increase of 9 billion euros ($11 billion)over 2014-16.
Seating accounts for 42 percent of the Faurecia's overall sales, with interiors at 31 percent and emissions at 27 percent.
Last year, sales at the company's seating division rose by 9 percent and operating income rose 20 percent, with an operating margin of 5.8 percent.
Faurecia signed two joint venture agreements for seating in China last year, and launched a complete seat program with Volkswagen AG in Europe.
Faurecia ranks No. 8 on the Automotive News list of the top 100 global suppliers with worldwide sales to automakers of $20.70 billion in 2016.
The company's automotive seating division won an Automotive News PACE award in 2016 for its cover carving technology, which creates three-dimensional surface effects.