PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Leading automotive interior systems supplier Johnson
Controls, Inc. and Polymer Group, Inc. announced that they have entered
into a mutually exclusive strategic supplier partnership.
The Polymer Group will work with Johnson Controls to develop and
supply a variety of fiber-based products for headliners and other
interior components, augmenting Johnson Controls' current offering for
headliners and other interior components. Automakers and consumers will
benefit through improved acoustical properties, lower interior vehicle
noise and enhanced aesthetics.
"The Polymer Group's unmatched reputation for innovation and
manufacturing excellence - coupled with its outstanding technological
capabilities – made this partnership a natural fit," said Bob
Stander, vice president and general manager - product and business
development, overhead systems for Johnson Controls. "As a result of
this partnership, our customers will not only benefit from Johnson
Controls' vehicle interior integration experience, but also from the
Polymer Group's APEX(TM) technologies and their experience in nonwovens
and engineered materials."
(August 28, 2000)