Automotive leather cutting in the digital age

Published:  21 September, 2017

One of the most enduring trends shaping the global light vehicle industry is demand for personalised interiors. The far-reaching impact on interior design and production has resulted in growing numbers of customisable small series, requiring ever-greater flexibility to meet consumer expectations and handle frequent changeovers and small batches.

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.