New CLEPA member Adient completes separation from Johnson Controls
On October 31, new CLEPA member Adient announced its debut as an independent, publicly traded corporation and the completion of its separation from Johnson Controls International. Adient is one of the world’s largest global automotive seating suppliers, supporting all major automakers in differentiating vehicles through superior quality, technology and performance.
With 75,000 employees, the company operates 230 manufacturing & assembly plants in 33 countries. In addition, Adient is well-positioned in the growing China market, where it has 17 seating joint ventures (JVs) operating 60 manufacturing locations in 32 cities.
As an independent company, Adient plans to increase investments in innovative products and technologies that address trends such as autonomous driving, electrification, slim and lightweight seating, and consumer personalisation.
The company also expects to take advantage of opportunities in adjacent markets outside of the traditional automotive industry, such as in commercial vehicles, passenger trains and aircraft seating.
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