Founded in 1997, Faurecia has grown to become a major player in the global automotive industry. A leader in its three areas of business, the Group is backed by an R&D and production network with sites in 35 countries. It is the preferred partner of the world's largest automakers, which value its operational excellence and technological expertise.
Faurecia was formed in 1997 following a merger between Bertrand Faure—a specialist in spring-based seat cushions for the automotive industry—and ECIA—a Peugeot subsidiary and manufacturer of seats, front ends and vehicle interiors with a reputation as one of Europe’s leading names in exhaust systems.
With 32,000 employees and sales of nearly €4 billion in 1998, the Faurecia Group quickly established itself at the forefront of automotive seat manufacturing in Europe. It went on to gain a solid foothold in the market for exhaust systems in the United States by acquiring US company AP Automotive Systems.
In 2000, it acquired Sommer Allibert, a company created in the 1980s through a merger between Alfred Sommer and Allibert.
With 300 sites including 30 R&D centers in 35 countries around the world, Faurecia is now a global leader in its three areas of business: automotive seating, interior systems and emissions control technologies. Faurecia is the world’s number one supplier of seat frames and mechanisms, emissions control technologies and vehicle interiors. The Group is also the world’s third-largest supplier of complete seat systems.
Faurecia has strengthened its position in each of these areas through a series of acquisitions. In 2010, it became the world leader in emissions control technologies by acquiring exhaust specialist Emcon Technologies. In Europe, it expanded its range of automotive exterior and bodywork solutions by absorbing Plastal’s business interests in Spain and Germany in 2010, followed by the company’s operations in France in 2012.
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