France headquartered auto seating and components manufacturer, Faurecia, signed a strategic partnership framework agreement on June 11 with one of the leading Chinese automotive manufacturer, FAW Group.

Within this strategic cooperation, both companies are to work on developing ‘Cockpit of the Future’ solutions and services for a “personalised and intelligent user experience” in particular for the Hongqi (Red Flag) luxury FAW brand, including cooperation on the industrial design and perceived quality for this brand; develop connected, versatile and predictive seat solutions for different use cases and driving mode scenario; and provide 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.

Established in 1953, FAW is one of China’s largest automotive groups. Its annual sales exceed three million units in 2017.

Valerio Garcia, GTS Premium Wrapping Team Leader, Faurecia, presented some detail about the Company’s ‘Cockpit of the Future’ concept during the ILM Automotive Leather Supply Chain conference in Stuttgart on June 4. Read more here.