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Visitors from OEMs around the world interacted with exhibitors, which included Eagle Ottowa, Velcro, Bostik, YKK, Mario Levi, Morito, Alfatex and Idepa. One exhibitor who attracted a lot of interest was seating giant Recaro, which introduced a new range of composite materials claiming to offer new possibilities for its products and help reduce vehicle weight. Being demonstrated in a specially developed ‘half section’ vehicle, visitors were intrigued by the seating substructure with an extremely low H-point. The design is further optimized by the new Taumel 3000 backrest adjuster developed by Recaro affiliate Keiper, which is designed for low weight, minimal installation space, and extreme sturdiness. The slender backrest is also formed of composite materials. The company is unveiling several other designs, including new options for the popular Sportster CS range of seats.
Aside from being a great commercial opportunity, the event’s Styling and Technology Studio was also an opportunity to keep abreast of the latest thinking and developments in the automotive interiors industry, with key speakers including Amko Leenarts, Peugeot’s head of interior design, who discussed the link between human emotion and vehicle interiors, Oliver Daub, Hyundai’s manager of perceived quality, explained how to objectify subjective customer impressions, and Paul Priestman, director of renowned UK design house Priestmangoode, explained how to deliver luxury, even in small vehicle cabins.
Automotive Interiors Expo 2012 will once again bring together the world's leading manufacturers of vehicle interior components and systems. From seat manufacturers like Recaro to leather suppliers like Eagle Ottawa, to interior lighting companies like Oshino Lamps, Automotive Interiors Expo 2012 will bring together car designers and manufacturers, styling houses and studios and this full spectrum of car interiors suppliers – all under one roof.