Adient could develop plane seats for Boeing

Vice-president of the Adient company, which produces car seats, suggests in an interview that the Trenčín-based branch could develop airplane seats.

Testing seats at the Trenčín Technological Centre.Testing seats at the Trenčín Technological Centre. (Source: Courtesy of Adient)

Adient, the company that produces mostly car seats, wants to enter the aviation industry, the Sme daily wrote on January 17. It could develop seats for the aircraft producer Boeing in Trenčín, company vice-president Jeff Stafeil told the newspaper. But he added that it would probably not produce them. It may make this move thanks to the contract on cooperation signed with Boeing in the past. Moreover, he said that their excellent expertise and know-how from car seat production can be used in the aviation industry.

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Adient decided on this step after it failed to receive the order from the Bratislava plant of the Volkswagen carmaker. Overall, the company received more orders than it lost, Stafeil noted. Their business has grown 22 percent globally. This success will be connected not just with opening new plants but with opening new jobs, vice-president added.

Thus they plan to hire new people next year, also in Slovakia. The country is crucial for Adient, since it has a business centre in Bratislava and a technology centre in Trenčín. The company produces car-seat covers, plastic foams and the metal parts of headrests in the country, in the just-in-time concept in a specific plant where the seats are then finalised – close to the planned car plant.

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The firm plans to announce the new plant for seat production within this quarter.

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