Dual and Lec­tra en­ter into long-term part­ner­ship to de­velop Korean au­to­mo­tive sup­plier’s com­pet­i­tive ad­van­tage

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Lec­tra, the tech­no­log­i­cal part­ner for com­pa­nies us­ing fab­rics and leather, is pleased to an­nounce its part­ner­ship with Dual through the sign­ing of a global agree­ment cov­er­ing the Korean au­to­mo­tive sup­plier’s fab­ric seat­ing and airbag busi­nesses. Backed by world-class re­search and de­vel­op­ment, Dual strives to meet evolv­ing cus­tomer needs by of­fer­ing in­no­va­tive new au­to­mo­tive in­te­rior ma­te­ri­als and ad­vanced safety tex­tiles. The sup­plier’s au­to­mo­tive trim and airbag di­vi­sions serve Hyundai-kia Au­to­mo­tive Group, the fourth largest au­tomaker in the world. Cur­rently un­der­go­ing rapid ex­pan­sion, Hyundai-kia is count­ing on Dual to in­crease its man­u­fac­tur­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties in the high-growth re­gions where the group op­er­ates, in­clud­ing China, Eastern Europe, Tur­key and South Amer­ica.

A key fea­ture of the global agree­ment is Lec­tra’s com­mit­ment to help Dual op­ti­mize its man­u­fac­tur­ing pro­cesses with the aim of im­prov­ing its cost struc­ture. Lec­tra’s most ad­vanced tech­nolo­gies—vec­tor® for ve­hi­cle seat­ing and Fo­cusquan­tum® for airbags—and unique ex­per­tise in cut­ting room pro­cesses are cru­cial to help­ing Dual reach its op­er­a­tional ex­cel­lence ob­jec­tives.

The agree­ment des­ig­nates Lec­tra as sole sup­plier for high-ply cut­ting equip­ment and ser­vices for Dual’s seat­ing and in­te­ri­ors busi­ness, and laser cut­ting equip­ment and ser­vices for the com­pany’s airbag cush­ion busi­ness at six plants lo­cated in

Ko­rea and China.

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