Lectra delivers laser airbag cutting solution to Key Safety Systems

Dec. 19, 2016
Lectra will deliver a laser airbag cutting solution to tier-1 airbag supplier Key Safety Systems (KSS).

Lectra (Paris, France), whose integrated technology solutions are dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles, and composite materials, will deliver a state-of-the-art FocusQuantum laser airbag cutting solution together with robust project management to optimize production capacity for tier-1 airbag supplier Key Safety Systems (KSS; Sterling Heights, MI).

With this acquisition, KSS will expand production capacity in Macedonia, where it manufactures cut-and-sew airbags for the growing European market. The company recently celebrated its 100th anniversary of innovation in automotive safety technology.

KSS was already a Lectra customer in North America and China prior to the acquisition. Lectra's mature support structure in the Balkan region, where it oversees other large automotive customer installed bases in Macedonia, provides customers such as KSS with responsive turnaround times. Rigorous project management and intensive support provided by Lectra's industry experts will enable KSS to safely launch production within a very demanding timeframe.

"In the airbag business, profitability is determined during production," states Céline Choussy Bedouet, chief marketing and communications officer at Lectra. "At a time when the worldwide airbag supplier ecosystem is regrouping from top to bottom, the unmatched productivity and cutting accuracy of FocusQuantum offer the assurance of quality approaching zero defects, even when handling large production volumes at high speeds."

For more information, please visit www.lectra.com and www.keysafetyinc.com.

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