Japanese automotive interior trim supplier Hayashi Telempu and Italian industrial plastics producer Adler Plastic are to create a Global Automotive Interior Alliance (GAIA), with the aim of further strengthening the existing partnership between the two groups.
The companies had already signed a technical cooperation agreement covering automotive interior and exterior business in 2017 and formed a JV focusing on development of interior parts specific to NEVs (New Energy Vehicles). The new collaboration, they state, will push this cooperation further and create an alliance in the automotive interior trim, exterior and acoustic parts market, with a global network enabling seamless service and supply to automotive OEMs.
The companies claim this will enable car makers to benefit from enhanced product innovation, reduced environmental impact, manufacturing efficiency and global presence, at a time when reducing interior noise in the passenger compartment and the exterior noise outside of the car is increasingly a focus for OEMs, due to the rapid adoption of EVs.
“Markets will take great advantages of the global scale thanks to the Global Automotive Interior Alliance,” highlighted Paolo Scudieri, president of Adler Plastic.
Hiroyuki Hayashi, COO of Hayashi Telempu, added, “We are delighted to bring value to our OEM customers and to the market by tying up the best of our both companies.”