KENITRA, Morocco and BURSCHEID, Germany, May 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
Adient (NYSE: ADNT), the global leader in automotive seating, announced the opening of its first plant in Morocco as it continues to strengthen its global market position.
The Moroccan plant based in Kenitra will expand Adient's fabrics business, which designs and manufactures high-quality materials for seating and interior applications.
"The automotive industry has been steadily growing in the region, and it's projected to grow even more in the near future," said Jef Vercammen, vice president Global Fabrics, Adient. "The plant's strategic position will make it easier for us to serve our customers both in Northern Africa and Southern Europe," he added.
The plant will employ local talent to serve customers such as Renault, PSA, Opel, BMW, Nissan and others. Production is planned to start at the end of the month.
The plant will focus on fabric lamination for automotive seating - a process of binding fabric layers together to create higher endurance, greater resilience, and a premium look and feel.
Adient is the global leader in automotive seating. With 85,000 employees operating 238 manufacturing/assembly plants in 34 countries worldwide, we produce and deliver automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat making process. Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design all the way to engineering and manufacturing - and into more than 25 million vehicles every year.
For more information on Adient, please visit adient.com.
SOURCE Adient Ltd. and Co. KG