Faurecia today announced a partnership agreement with TactoTek.
Through this investment in the Finnish startup, the Group is strengthening its expertise and technological offer in smart surfaces.
TactoTek is a leading provider of solutions for Injection Molded Structural Electronics (IMSE): integrating printed circuitry and electronic components into 3D injection molded plastics. The investment in TactoTek strengthens Faurecia's capabilities for its “smart life on board” strategy, and in particular the development and production of intelligent surfaces.
David Weill, Vice President of Marketing & Development at Faurecia Interiors, said: "Our partnership with TactoTek is an important step in the development of intelligent surface solutions. We intend to complete this offer in the long term by integrating different technological bricks capable of creating a new experience of connectivity in vehicles. "
Including TactoTek, Faurecia has invested in six startups. This investment was made through Faurecia Ventures.
Faurecia is one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, with three key Business Groups: Seating, Clean Mobility and Interiors Systems. In 2016, the Group posted total sales of €18.7 billion. At December 31, 2016, Faurecia employed 100 000 people in 34 countries at 300 sites and 30 R&D centers. Faurecia is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange and trades in the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) market. For more information, visit www.faurecia.com
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