Sponsors & Exhibitors
Gentherm is a global developer and marketer of innovative thermal management technologies for a broad range of heating and cooling and temperature control applications. Automotive products include actively heated and cooled seat systems and cup holders, heated and ventilated seat systems, thermal storage bins, heated automotive interior systems (including heated seats, steering wheels, armrests and other components), cable systems and other electronic devices. The Company's advanced technology team is developing more efficient materials for thermoelectric and systems for waste heat recovery and electrical power generation for the automotive market that may have far-reaching applications for consumer products as well as industrial and technology markets. Gentherm has more than 13,000 employees in facilities in the U.S., Germany, Canada, China, England, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Ukraine and Vietnam.
GGB Heilbronn GmbH
GGB Bearing Technology invented in 1956 the world's first self-lubricating metal-polymer plain bearings widely recognized as DU ®.
Benefiting from more than 60 years of R&D tribological knowledge and a global footprint, GGB today offers an extensive range of high performance bearing products and comprehensive technical support from highly experienced locally based sales and application engineering experts.
With the emergence of autonomous and electric vehicles, GGB is your trusted development partner to design, develop and produce innovative customized seating solutions that offer robust, compact, lightweight and cost effective designs to meet the future challenges of improved durability comfort and safety.
Founded in 1964, igus® GmbH is the specialist for lubrication- and maintenance-free plastic bearings for the automotive industry. In addition to significant cost benefits compared with metal bearings, alternative products made from iglidur® high-performance polymers offer considerable weight reduction.
Every iglidur® high-performance polymer material developed by igus® undergoes a comprehensive test and validation process, which allows the selection of the most suitable material for any potential application. igus® GmbH conducts more than 15,000 tests a year in the largest test laboratory of the plastic industry. The results in this huge database are used to calculate the lifetime of the materials in a wide range of applications.
In more than 35 branches worldwide iglidur® Automotive experts support the selection of the right material, as well as the design of customized parts. The flexible design possibilities in plastic injection moulding is an extra major advantage of iglidur® polymer bearings. In our own on-site tool shop, mould tools are produced for virtually all customer designs.
Samples for initial testing can be delivered from the stock of over 100,000 part numbers.
New manufacturing processes such as 3D printing, the machining of extruded stock shapes, or injection moulded prototypes from a printed injection moulding tool can significantly reduce development times and costs.
J.H. Ziegler GmbH
Lectra Deutschland GmbH
Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions (software, automated cutting equipment, and associated services) specifically designed for industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles, and composite materials to manufacture their products. It serves major world markets: fashion and apparel, automotive, and furniture as well as a broad array of other industries. Lectra’s solutions, specific to each market, enable customers to automate and optimize product design, development, and manufacturing. With more than 1,600 employees, Lectra has developed privileged relationships with prestigious customers in more than 100 countries, contributing to their operational excellence. Lectra registered revenues of $288 million in 2016 and is listed on Euronext.
For more information, please visit www.lectra.com
Reell Precision Manufacturing provides high-quality innovative solutions to transmit torque, control angular position and protect delicate components from excessive force. Combining the world's most precisely controlled torque technology with the industry's most experienced engineering team provides a perfect product fit in customer applications. Reell's patented technology is widely used in the consumer electronics, automotive, aircraft interiors, medical technology, workstation furniture, kiosk/data terminal, and architectural lighting industries.
Reell offers transportation seating solutions for positioning headrests, armrests, leg rests, and entertainment components such as video screens and meal trays for both seatback mounting and in-arm storage.
For seating comfort you can rely on Reell Precision technology, which is used in premium automotive and aviation solutions worldwide for many years.
TWE Group GmbH
TWE Group is a privately owned company and one of the top ten players in the nonwovens industry. The headquarters is located in Germany and about 1.500 employees work for TWE in its 12 locations in Europe, Asia and the USA. With its seven business units TWE achieves a yearly turnover of 420 Mio Euro.
A main part of our business unit Automotive are nonwovens for seating applications. We are focussed on innovations and technologies to reduce weight, enhance comfort as well as working sustainable e.g. by the use of natural fibres.
Wellman International Ltd (a 100% owned subsidiary of Indorama Ventures Limited) is a leading European polyester staple fibre producer for the non-woven industry. With a diverse portfolio of fibre design and technological capabilities, we supply engineered solutions for our customers.
Wellman have always had a strong presence in the Automotive Industry, with a clear understanding of the need for consistent quality, performance improvement, technological advancement, while ultimately delivering in a mutually cost efficient manner.
Using unique polymer combinations we can offer bespoke products including BREATHAIR®, a new and exciting product directed at lightweight Automotive seating and components.