Finance, Technology / 13/12/2016
Faurecia acquires Amminex to accelerate efficient nitrogen oxide reduction for passenger and commercial vehicles
Faurecia has worked closely with Amminex since mid-2009 and previously owned 42% of the company. At the recent Paris Motor Show, Faurecia showed the Amminex solution for commercial vehicles, as well as an ASDS™ system in a new format for passenger cars. In increasing its participation to 91.5%, Faurecia expects to intensify the development of this technology for both commercial vehicles and passenger cars. Faurecia is also investigating closely other applications of ASDS™, such as for off-road vehicles and high horsepower (HHP) engines used on ships and vessels. The remaining shares are held by the Danish Foundation Nordea-fonden.
Christophe Schmitt, EVP Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies said: “ASDS™ is a breakthrough technology for improving air quality validated in real-driving conditions over millions of kilometers. I am delighted with this increased participation in Amminex as it will enable us to accelerate the deployment of this clean mobility solution for all types of vehicles.”
Amminex employs 50 people at its headquarters in Søborg, near Copenhagen, and its 6,500 m² state-of-the-art production facility in Nyborg. Both Annika Isaksson, Amminex CEO and Tue Johannessen, Chief Technology Officer, who invented the technology and founded Amminex, will remain in their positions to accompany the technology in this new stage of its development.
Technology / 15/03/2017The JEC World 2017 Awards crowned Faurecia's commitment to lightweight solutions by commending Faurecia's innovative use of composite materials with a Sustainability award for the NAFILite™ project and a Process award for the Fast RTM project.+
Technology / 14/03/2017Faurecia was recognized for its innovative car seat Active Wellness® 2.0 user experience in the category “Professional Concept” by a jury of international experts at this year’s iF DESIGN AWARD. The concept prevailed over a total of 5,575 submissions from 59 countries. The coveted prize was officially awarded on March 10, 2017.+