Yanfeng Automotive Interiors opens new innovation center in Neuss
Bundling competencies at a new location
Neuss, Germany - 6 February 2018. Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), the global leader in automotive interiors, today opened a new innovation center at the Neuss location. The space will house approximately 40 employees working on different disciplines relating to the vehicle interior of the future in this more than 2,550 square meter location.
Forty of the total 600 YFAI employees in Neuss have moved. The objective of the new innovation center, which is located close to the site of the European headquarters, is to bring together all of the different functions of the innovation team under one roof. These include consumer and market research, as well as industrial design, product and process innovation, and user experience. In addition to the traditional interiors business of door panels, floor consoles, and instrument panels, the company is also focused on the interior of the future, which is increasingly characterized by the use of new, innovative materials and technologies. These include, for example, functional, smart, or adaptive interior surfaces that enable a new style, user experience, and interior function.
"We aspire to actively design the mobility of tomorrow, which is characterized by such global mega-trends as autonomous driving, electromobility, and car-sharing, as well as new players and technologies, rather than simply responding to significant changes in the automotive industry," said Han Hendriks, Chief Technology Officer for YFAI. "With the new location we want to give our multi-disciplinary teams more space and also ensure improved cooperation."
The new building offers the company's creative teams room to stretch out and supports transparent and efficient working. It includes a new, spacious showroom for product innovations and the company's concept cars.
In total, the Yanfeng Automotive Interiors innovation team has approximately 150 employees working globally in four innovation centers. In addition to Neuss, they are also found in Shanghai (China), Holland (Michigan, USA), and Sunnyvale (California) which is located in Silicon Valley.
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About Yanfeng Automotive Interiors:
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 20 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng, one of the largest automotive suppliers in China and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating. For more information, please visit www.YFAI.com.