Adient Automotive Seating Sdn Bhd wins Automotive Services Awards at Malaysia International Business Awards

The company’s launch of its new Alor Gajah foam plant featuring advanced foam manufacturing technology is a first for the Malaysian automotive industry.

The SBR Malaysia International Business Awards aim to recognize international companies that have made outstanding contributions to the country’s economy. This year, it awarded Adient Automotive Seating for investing in its new Alor Gajah foam plant which uses innovative and sustainable foam technology.

As a global leader in automotive seating, Adient is committed to providing seating systems that meet the highest quality standards and safety performance demanded today by automotive manufacturers and their end consumers. To this end, the new foam line is capable of producing multiple firmness parts using the same robot and mixing head to meet customers’ high comfort requirements. In addition, through seamless digitization, automation and integration of manufacturing systems and processes, the plant can achieve high efficiency, risk prevention and energy rating.

Adient’s environmental responsibility also shaped its new foam plant operating strategy with the implementation of a rainwater harvesting system to reduce the city’s water dependency, the installation of solar panels to generate electricity that powers various equipment, use of 5 star rated power and low carbon emission equipment, 100% use of LED lighting throughout the factory and management risks through environmental management systems and appropriate certification such as ISO14001.

“We strongly believe in investing to improve and expand the capabilities and capabilities of our manufacturing operations in Malaysia and establish this footprint as the automotive seat foam hub for the South East Asia region. . Leveraging Adient’s global best practices helps create long-term value for our stakeholders. This not only generates export income but also boosts parts localization and creates employment opportunities in Malaysia. We have shared this strategic project with senior representatives of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), who welcome this initiative from Adient, ”said AJ Dabydin, Country Manager of Adient Malaysia.

The significant challenge of COVID-19 derailed the factory’s original start-up date of October 2020. With strong support from MIDA, Adient was able to bring in its equipment and technology experts from Germany and China for installation, commissioning and testing of equipment. during the recovery movement control order. The company is expected to start production in May 2021.

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