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Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 195,000 employees and 66 plants worldwide, our brands include Ford and Lincoln. We provide financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information visit www.corporate.ford.com.
Headquartered in Wolfsburg, Volkswagen is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. In 2011, the Group increased the number of vehicles delivered to customers to over 8.3 million, a 12.3 percent share of the world passenger car market.
Group sales in 2011 totalled €159 billion with profit after tax of €15.8 billion.
The Group is made up of twelve brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN.
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is the world’s leading supplier of instrument panels and cockpit systems, door panels, floor consoles and overhead consoles. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has more than 90 manufacturing and technical centers in 17 countries and employs over 28,000 people around the globe. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company. For more information, please visit www.YFAI.com.
Ultrasuede, the world's best-known ultra-microfiber brand, was originated by Toray Group, an integrated chemical industry company with businesses in 25 countries and regions worldwide.
Because it can be shaped to fit virtually any design, Ultrasuede is the perfect choice for automotive interiors. It easily adapts to seating, overhead systems, door trims, instrumental panels and more.
Combining luxury, style and durability where you need them most, Ultrasuede delivers incredible design options for the next generation of automobiles.
Look for new Ultrasuede, incorporating innovative recycling as well as the latest plant-based PET technology. More than ever, we're committed to making Ultrasuede responsibly engineered.
In the early 1980s, Bose engineers created the world’s first factory-installed premium sound systems for General Motors’ luxury automobiles. Unlike conventional or aftermarket automotive systems, these Bose systems were specifically designed and tuned for the particular model in which they were installed, and helped transform the automobile from a hostile listening environment into a haven for music enjoyment.
Since then, Bose has developed proprietary speaker designs, advanced amplification and signal processing technologies, exclusive analysis and design tools, and technology for managing engine and powertrain sounds inside vehicles, all based on a heritage of research and engineering. And in 2013, we celebrate an important milestone as the only audio company to deliver 30 years of continuous innovation for auto manufacturers worldwide.
Today, Bose automotive sound systems are recognized globally as the industry benchmark for performance and customer satisfaction.
Optic Group is a collection of professionals dedicated to doing things better in design and engineering. Optic Visualisation produces stunning computer-generated imagery to create amazing visuals. Optic Design delivers comprehensive design packages allowing you to move more confidently from concept to build. Optic Resourcing is all about getting the right people for the right jobs, whether you're looking to hire or be hired.
For more than three decades, internationally acclaimed Uedelhoven-Studios delivers technical ingenuity and functional design aesthetic, across a versatile portfolio of projects and clients.
Our interdisciplinary team of more than 250 specialists focused on design, CAD and physical model construction, through to multimedia, programming and electronics enables us to offer the complete range of skills necessary to support complex design realisation process - from the first sketch to the functional prototype.