CAR SEATS AND INTERIORS SUPPLIERS

Lectra optimizes design and cutting for car seats and interiors

OPTIMIZING CAR SEAT COVER AND TRIM MANUFACTURING

Many Chinese auto buyers today believe that owning a premium car is within reach, and many car manufacturers in China dream of developing a premium auto brand. To attract these Chinese premium car purchasers, special adds-on are proposed, such as interiors with customized leather cockpits or seat ventilation. However, innovative features and equipment are not only introduced in the premium category but on all types of cars, resulting in a wider variety of car seats and interiors that suppliers have to face. Flexibility and efficiency are the keys to meet brands' higher level of requirement.
Lectra's consultative approach and comprehensive solutions, from 3D design to automated cutting, help automotive suppliers react quickly to customer needs, improve production efficiency and reduce costs without sacrificing quality.

DIGITALIZATION OF THE AUTOMOTIVE CUTTING VALUE CHAIN

Streamlining the entire manufacturing process, from concept and design to product development, through to pre-production and production, is essential for remaining competitive and is a key part of creating a digital end-to-end manufacturing process.

STAY ONE STEP AHEAD ON THE ROAD TO OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

Discover how Lectra's expertise and advanced cutting solutions for fabric and leather seating, interiors and airbag manufacturers can maximize productivity, quality and profitability.

LECTRA HELPS CAR SEAT COVERS AND INTERIORS MANUFACTURERS TO SECURE MARGINS WITH DESIGN-TO-COST PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

In China's automotive market, competition is heating up, putting pressure on automakers' profit margins. Suppliers are therefore applying that pressure on their costs, and competitiveness is at stake. A design-to-cost approach allows suppliers to reply to requests for quotations with competitive yet profitable prices. Combined with virtual design and development solutions, the need for numerous physical prototypes is eliminated thus reducing lead times and costs. With Lectra's 3D/2D solutions, companies can quickly respond to changing trends with innovative and cost-effective products.

ACHIEVING PEAK PERFORMANCE WITH AN ERROR-FREE FABRIC CUTTING ROOM FOR AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLIERS

Eliminating the risk of even minor technical mishaps or human errors results in major time and material savings. Optimizing the entire fabric cutting process with Lectra's lean-compliant solutions helps automotive suppliers manage costs, quality and delivery times with ease. Embedded anti-error systems also reduce the risk of costly recuts and production stops.

INCREASING MATERIAL SAVINGS AND EHANCING BOTH EFFICENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS IN CAR LEATHER UPHOLSTERY CUTTING

In the next four years, demand for car leather will increase as Chinese-located OEM's look to use more leather in their interiors. The rising cost of raw leather means streamlining material use is a must. Integrating automation into production processes for car leather upholstery ensures efficient material use, smooth production flow and optimal quality. Designed with the principle of lean manufacturing in mind, Lectra's leather-cutting solutions offer up to 10% material savings.