Faurecia (China) Holding Co., Ltd.

Company Profile

■URL

https://www.faurecia.cn/

■Address

No.3438, Yuanjiang Road, Xinzhuang Industrial Park, Shanghai, China

Business Overview

-The Company is the Chinese subsidiary of France-based major automotive components supplier, Faurecia SE. In 1992, Faurecia entered the Chinese market. Faurecia (China) Investment Co., Ltd. was established in 2008.

-As of Dec. 31, 2021, the Company has 60 plants, 5 R&D centers and 17,700 employees in China.

-The sales in the Chinese market reached EUR 3,117.4 million in 2021, a year-over-year increase of 21.6%.

-On January 31, 2022, Faurecia completed the acquisition of 79.5% of the shares of Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA (Hella). The new combined group, named FORVIA, will form six business units, including Interiors, Seating, Electronics, Clean Mobility, Lighting, and Lifecycle Solutions. Faurecia and Hella will continue to operate as two separate legal entities. At FORVIA, both companies will retain their respective legal names, Faurecia SE and Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA, and they will communicate and be known under the FORVIA name. Products will continue to be sold and distributed under their existing brands.

-Faurecia's business in China consists of the following four units:

  • Automotive Seating
  • Clean Mobility (formerly known as Emissions Control Technologies)
  • Interior Systems
  • Clarion Electronics

Products

Automotive Seating
-Complete seats
-Frames
-Adjustment mechanisms and motors
-Runners
-Padding
-Seat covers
-Seating accessories
-Electronic and pneumatic seat adjustment systems

Clean Mobility
-Exhaust complete lines
-Manifolds
-Tail pipes
-Catalytic converters
-Urea SCRs
-NOx traps
-Diesel particulate filters
-Exhaust heat recovery systems
-Exhaust heat recovery manifolds
-Ammonia storage and delivery systems
-Mufflers
-Adaptive valves

Interior Systems
Cockpits
-Cockpits
-Instrument panels
-Cross-car beams
-Center consoles
-Decorative components

Doors
-Door panels
-Door modules

Acoustic package
-Passenger compartments
-Package trays
-Trunk trims
-Absorption acoustic parts

Clarion Electronics
-Speakers
-Active noise control systems
-Exciters for automotive interior sound surfaces to create a speakerless solution
-Digital sound tuning systems
-Sound and smart headrests with integrated speakers and microphones
-Near infrared cameras
-Thermal cameras
-Radar sensors
-Biometric sensors
-Sensor data fusion systems
-Artificial intelligence technologies
-Cockpit domain controllers utilizing system-on-a-chip architecture
-In-vehicle infotainment systems
-Rear seat infotainment systems
-Quadview multi-view graphical interface
-Infotainment systems compatible with virtual personal assistants
-HMI systems
-Universal remote tuners
-Android-based app library
-Rear and surround view systems
-E-mirrors
-Camera and lidar cleaning systems
-Automated parking assist systems
-Obstacle avoidance solutions
-Large display systems up to 1.5 meters in length
-Flexible displays including flat and curved structures
-Color matching display technologies
-Advanced backlighting display technologies
-Touch-sensitive displays
-Force sensing displays
-Displays with active and passive haptic feedback technologies
-Optical bonding technologies

History

1992 Faurecia entered into Chinese market.
1994

Faurecia Tongda Exhaust Systems Co., Ltd., Faurecia's first China-based joint venture plant, is established in Wuhan to provide exhaust control technology products to Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroen Automobile.

2002

Changchun Faurecia Xuyang Automotive Seatings Co., Ltd., the first joint venture plant of Faurecia in China, is established to provide front seats to FAW-VW.

2005 Faurecia (Changchun) Automotive Systems Co., Ltd., the first joint venture plant of Faurecia Interior Systems in China, is established to provide interior systems to FAW-VW.
Aug. 2005 Faurecia (Shanghai) Management Co., Ltd., as well as an R&D center was established in Shanghai, focused on research and development of seating, interior and exhaust control systems.
Aug. 2008 Faurecia (China) Holding Co., Ltd. is founded in Shanghai.
2011 The first joint venture plant of Faurecia Automotive Exteriors in China is established in Changchun, to provide exterior systems to FAW-VW.
Apr. 2011 Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies established its new R&D center in China.
Mar. 2013 Faurecia China established its new Tech Center and Headquarters in Shanghai.
Mar. 2015 Faurecia S.A. and Dongfeng Hongtai, a majority-owned subsidiary of Dongfeng Motor Corporation, jointly established a 50-50 joint venture "Dongfeng Faurecia Automotive Interior Co., Ltd.”
Oct. 2015 Faurecia S.A. and Beijing WKW Automotive Parts Co. Ltd., a Chinese interior and exterior trim systems manufacturer, signed a 50/50 joint-venture agreement to create an entity named Beijing WKW-FAD Automotive Interior Parts Co. Ltd. (BWKWFAD).
Nov. 2015 Dongfeng Faurecia Automotive Interior Company began constructing a plant in the Wuhan Economic & Technological Development Zone.
Dec. 2015 Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies held groundbreaking ceremony for new China headquarters and R&D Center building.
Mar. 2016 Faurecia Exhaust System (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. was established.
Aug. 2016 Chongqing Faurecia Changpeng Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. was established by Faurecia and Chongqing Changpeng Industry (Group) Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2016 Faurecia Yinlun Exhaust Control Technology (Weifang) Co., Ltd. was planned to be established by Faurecia and Shandong Yinlun Heat Exchange System Co., Ltd.
Nov. 2016 Faurecia (Tianjin) Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. was established in China by Faurecia and Borgward (Germany).
Jul. 2017 Faurecia Yinlun Exhaust Control Technology (Weifang) Co., Ltd. was established by Faurecia and Dongfeng Motor Parts And Components Group Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2017 Shenzhen Faurecia Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. was established by Faurecia and BYD.
Nov. 2017 Faurecia Liuzhou Automotive Seating Co., Ltd. was established by Faurecia and Liuzhou Wuling.
Oct. 2018 Faurecia (Liuzhou) Emissions Control Technologies Co., Ltd. was established by Faurecia and Liuzhou Wuling Automotive Industry Co., Ltd., in China.
Mar. 2019 Completed acquisition of Clarion Co., Ltd., an automotive electronics company providing systems such as navigation, audio, ADAS, driver monitoring and cockpit domain controllers.
Apr. 2020 Changchun Faurecia Xuyang Display Technology Co., Ltd. was established by Faurecia and Changchun Xuyang Industry (Group).
May. 2020 Faurecia officially announced that it has established the Faurecia Clarion Electronics Chongqing R&D Headquarters in the Liang New Area of Chongqing.
Jan. 2021 Faurecia has completed the acquisition of Beijing BAI DAS Automotive System Co., Ltd. and established a joint venture, Beijing BAIC Faurecia Automotive Systems.
May. 2021 On April 30, 2021 Faurecia successfully completed the final closing of its acquisition of CLD.
Jan. 2022 The “Cockpit of the Future” has been transferred to Shanghai by Faurecia.
Feb. 2022 Faurecia successfully completed the acquisition of a controlling stake in Hella on January 31, 2022. The combined new group will be named "FORVIA".
Feb. 2022 Faurecia Clarion Electronics officially broke ground on its "Factory of the Future" to be built in Fengcheng.

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