Global expertise built upon modular solutions and just-in-time manufacturing
Faurecia, an expert in vehicle architecture, offers customers a range of groundbreaking solutions for front ends and exterior equipment. Its modular approach, just-in-time production process and close links to customers have carved its position amongst the world's leaders.
A modular approach
Faurecia designs three different exterior modules: front ends (including engine cooling systems), exterior systems (bumpers, design elements…) and shock absorption systems. These products improve the vehicle's perceived quality, aerodynamic performance and safety (especially concerning pedestrians). By adopting a modular approach, Faurecia can satisfy the increasingly sophisticated requirements of automakers for functional integration, weight reduction, quality management, reduced assembly times and costs.
Vehicle architecture expertise
The development of Faurecia's front end business line is driven by its recognized leadership in vehicle architecture. The experienced teams provide customers with effective solutions in terms of structure, passive safety and perceived quality, enhanced by the development of innovative technologies and processes, such as metal-plastic hybrid injection molding. The research spotlight is also directed towards engine cooling, safety and perceived quality. When it comes to bumpers and front ends, pedestrian safety, energy absorption and compliance with applicable standards are incorporated into the earliest stages of the design cycle.
Faurecia is moving towards the supply of turnkey solutions to cater for the demand for vehicle quality, safety and customization.
Optimizing the customer's assembly line
Faurecia assembles and delivers exterior systems on a just-in-time basis, allowing manufacturers to streamline their supply chain and wring peak performance from their quality management system.
The mEasy concept (for self-adjusting the front end to the bodywork) drastically reduces assembly times on the customer's production line while optimizing quality.
Faurecia guarantees a local service for manufacturers with 21 industrial sites in Europe and the United States and industrial partnerships in Spain, Romania and South Africa.