A new white paper published by France-based integrated cutting solutions provider Lectra investigates where the automotive interiors industry is heading. The 16-page PDF download examines ways automotive leather and interior components suppliers can cope with these challenges. Streamlining the entire seating and interior manufacturing process, from concept and design to product development, through to pre-production and production, is essential for remaining competitive. The integration of smart solutions and services, together with the replacement of production tools incompatible with connected factory concepts will be vital to improving production processes and reducing costs.

Indeed, the combination of connected factory equipment with cloud-based analytics is already opening up new horizons. Automotive leather value chain will also be impacted. Industry 4.0 is revolutionising mass production, enabling large-scale, personalised, and profitable manufacturing, with enhanced quality and more flexibility

Click here to obtain a copy of Lectra’s “Digitalization of the Automotive Cutting Value Chain” white paper.