Lectra has renewed its partnership with Faurecia. The cutting process for the production of seat covers, headrests and interiors is an increasingly strategic part of Faurecia’s activity. Faurecia supplies vehicle complete seats, frames, mechanisms and trim covers to major carmakers worldwide, whose manufacturing processes are gradually evolving toward Industry 4.0.
Faurecia aims to double production of existing manufacturing facilities by reinforcing operations with advanced manufacturing technologies. The company’s extended partnership with Lectra entails focusing on operational excellence initiatives across its automotive seating division.
Faurecia currently has more than 60 vector fabric cutting solutions in production worldwide. Standardization of the vector fabric-cutting solution—endowed with preventive and predictive maintenance capabilities and the highest-performance cutting system available on the market to date—will be instrumental to the implementation of these initiatives throughout the division’s fabric cutting facilities. Its digital enterprise project aims to achieve operational excellence in virtually every aspect of its organization. Together with Lectra, Faurecia will make this a reality in the cutting room, with smart automation and predictive maintenance.
Lectra is a world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials. Given the profound transformations gripping manufacturing, helping customers ready their operations for the Fourth Industrial Revolution has become Lectra’s core mission