Recaro Automotive GmbH (Formerly Recaro Automotive Seating GmbH)

Company Profile



Stuttgarter Strasse 73, 73230 Kirchheim unter Teck, Germany

Business Overview

-The Company develops and manufactures premium seats from complete seating systems to individual components serving various applications including passenger cars and commercial vehicles under its brand name Recaro.

-In 2011, as a result of Johnson Controls (currently Adient)' acquisitions of the seating business of Recaro Automotive (for passenger cars) and Keiper (for commercial vehicles), the product business unit Recaro Automotive Seating, which belongs to Johnson Controls, carved out to offer complete premium seats for passenger cars and commercial vehicles under its new brand name Recaro.

-In 2020, the Company was acquired by privately owned investment corporation Raven Acquisitions LLC, U.S.


-Raven Acquisitions LLC, U.S. privately owned investment corporation, holds 100% ownership of the Company.


Seats for passenger vehicle
Seats for commercial vehicle


1969 The Reutter family sold the Company to the companies Keiper, Hubbert & Wagner, and Metzeler.
1982 Built the first JIT plant in Bremen and supplied complete seat mountings for the "Mercedes 190".
1983 Keiper bought out all the Company's shares.
1990 The Recaro Center in Kirchheim/Teck was opened.
1997 As part of the reconstruction of Keiper Recaro GmbH & Co. The Company became an independent company under the roof of the Keiper Recaro Group.
2011 Johnson Controls Inc. has completed the acquisition of Keiper Recaro Automotive.
Jan. 2020 The Company was sold by Adient to Raven Acquisitions LLC.
Oct. 2020 Opened new North American facility, Recaro Automotive HQ, in Clinton Township, Michigan.

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