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