Networking and technology forums help to strengthen relationship with French automotive parts giant

ARaymond* showcased its latest automotive fastening and assembly solutions when it hosted two Innovation Days at Faurecia, a global leader and expert in automotive car seating, automotive interiors and exteriors, and emissions control technologies.

The events, held at Faurecia’s R&D centers at Méru and Audincourt in France, were attended by VIPs, engineering teams, project and purchasing managers from Faurecia Interior Systems and Faurecia Automotive Exteriors.

Around 110 people were present at each Innovation Day,” said Jean-Pierre Faure, Product Marketing Manager, ARaymond France.

“The events were a great opportunity for ARaymond to learn more about Faurecia’s current and future requirements and to demonstrate how our innovative products and technologies can help them to improve their manufacturing processes and to succeed in their future technical challenges”.

“Faurecia is developing technologies and innovations that foster more sustainable mobility and enhanced life on board the vehicle and ARaymond as Premium Supplier of Faurecia Interior Systems (FIS), was demonstrating how its technical innovations can support Faurecia plans”

ARaymond™ fastening innovation on show at Faurecia

Florence Hébert, purchasing innovation manager at Faurecia Interior System, said: «Innovation is a fundamental and strategic value for the Faurecia Group, an international leader in manufacturing automotive parts, well-known as a key actor on technological innovation. In order to anticipate and follow the future market evolutions, Faurecia steps in very early in the innovation process. With this strategy, Faurecia can answer customers’ needs creating the cars of tomorrow. This is why we wanted to associate ARaymond, a Faurecia Premium supplier, in order to develop a global innovation approach on our products, but also on our industrial processes in an international context, with a permanent creation of value.”

At the Innovation Days, held in November and December, ARaymond displayed the technical advances it is making in several areas such as lightweight innovation, fasteners for composite material, time saving solutions, bonding and processes support.

Among products featured were self-adjustable, sliding fasteners, fluid connectors and Raydiall automotive connectors. Standard ARaymond™ automotive fasteners such as snap-on clips were also on show.

Mr. Faure added:ARaymond is one of Faurecia’s three premium suppliers of FIS and this was the first time that Faurecia has worked in partnership with one of its premium suppliers to stage an event of this kind. It was a true collaboration between the two companies.”

ARaymond says it plans to hold similar events at other Faurecia sites in the world, with the innovation days in the US in 2016 for example.

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