automotive interiors EXPO 2019
We are present at the Automotive Interiors Expo in Novi, Michigan, US.
Visit us at stand A322 and allow yourself to be convinced by our innovative products!
RECTICEL Automotive is proud to be part of the interior of the new Audi A6. Audi has decided to use our Colo-Sense® Lite skin for the upper area of the dashboard as the perfect contribution to the automaker’s high standard of quality in the area of technology and perceived quality.
Since mid-2018, our newest production site in Shenyang, P.R. has been supplying the dashboards and glove boxes for the BMW X3. This location is a plant-in-plant operation with our direct customer Dräxlmaier Automotive China, which supplies the cockpit module for BMW. Located in direct proximity to our first plant in Shenyang, this product site has expanded our presence and supply base in China. In the spring of 2019, we will start production of surfaces for the interior of the new BMW 3 Series.
Weight reduction is and remains one of the major issues in the world of automotive manufacturers. For all drive types, weight reduction is a necessary factor in meeting consumption, emission and range targets. RECTICEL Automotive is currently in the final validation phase for the successor of Colo-Sense® Lite. With the new generation of skins, we have set ourselves a weight reduction goal of 15% in comparison with our predecessor. It fulfils 100% of current specifications for emissions and odour and reaches an even higher level with regard to haptics, design options for stitch seams, etc. After all internal and external industrialisation and validation phases have been successfully completed, we expect that our new skin will reach process maturity by mid-2019.
RECTICEL Automotive works continuously on the further development of its products with regard to their material properties and perceived quality, always in agreement with the needs and wishes of our customers. Sustainability is an important driving factor on both the product and process side. Yet our product also supports other, future-oriented possibilities: connectivity, electrification, autonomous driving and car sharing - trends of the automotive future. This will result in a comprehensive and exciting research area, from which new developments and prototypes will emerge in the coming years.