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21557 Telegraph Road

Southfield, MI 48033

United States

Phone: 248-447-1500


Lear Corporation designs and manufactures automotive seating and electrical distribution systems and related components automotive original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Strategy The key elements of the company’s strategy include expanding its component capability in emerging and low-cost markets; and pursuing complementary acquisitions to strengthen and grow both business segments. Segments Seating Segment This segment offers automotive seat systems and certain primary individual component parts. This segment consists of the design, engineering, just-in-time assembly and delivery of complete seat systems, as well as the manufacture of all major seat components, including seat structures and mechanisms, seat covers, seat form and headrests. The company produces seat systems that are fully assembled and ready for installation in automobiles and light trucks. Seat systems are generally designed and engineered for specific vehicle models or platforms. The company develops seat systems and components for all vehicle segments from compact cars to full-size sport utility vehicles. The company offers luxury and performance automotive seating. It provides craftsmanship, elegance in design, use of materials and technology required by the premium automakers, including Alfa Romeo Automobiles S.p.A., Audi AG, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., BMW, Cadillac, Ferrari S.p.A., Jaguar Land Rover, Lincoln, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche AG. The company also produces components that comprise the seat assemblies, such as seat structures and mechanisms, seat trim covers, headrests and seat foam. It has expanded its seat cover operations, including precision cutting, assembly, sewing and lamination of seat fabric, in low-cost markets, entered the fabric business (through its acquisitions of New Trend and Guilford Performance Textiles), developed leather finishing and marketing capability (through the introduction of AventinoR premium leather), and expanded its precision engineered seat mechanism expertise. The company’s mini recliners and micro adjust tracks are lightweight seat mechanisms, which provide precision movement. Its Lear Crafted Comfort Connect and Advanced Comfort Systems are adjustable cushions, seat backs and side bolsters, which support correct posture and provide improved comfort and appearance. The company’s AventinoR leather and Guilford TeXstyle fabrics provide premium leather perforated for seat ventilation and customizable fabric engineered to improve the vehicle experience and durability. ItsDynamic Environmental Comfort Systems offer weight reductions of 30% – 40%. The company’s SoyFoam seats, which are used by multiple global customers, are up to 24% renewable, as compared to non-renewable, petroleum-based foam seats. The company’s seat components, including recliner mechanisms, seat tracks and seat trim covers, are manufactured in batches. Competition The company’s primary independent competitor in this segment globally is Johnson Controls, Inc. Other competitors in this segment include Faurecia S.A.; Toyota Boshoku Corporation; TS Tech Co., Ltd.; and Magna International Inc. Electrical Segment This segment consists of the design, manufacture, assembly and supply of electrical distribution systems and components for traditional powertrain vehicles, as well as for hybrid and electric vehicles. Key components of the company’s electrical business include wiring harnesses, terminals and connectors, junction boxes, electronic control modules and wireless control devices. The company provides its customers with design and engineering solutions involving manufactured systems, modules and components that optimally integrate a vehicle’s entire electrical distribution system, consisting of wiring, terminals and connectors, junction boxes and electronic modules. Its Solid State Smart Junction Box integrates advancements in terminal and connector technology, junction box and electronic control module capability and complete electrical distribution system expertise. The company’s electrical product offering spans four product areas: wire harnesses, terminals and connectors, junction b


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