Leather conveys elegance and style
Johnson Controls' leather wrapping capabilities bring a luxury look and feel to more classes of vehicles
Car buyers often base purchase decisions on vehicle interiors. While more people prefer smaller, economical, energy efficient cars, they still want their cars to look and feel luxurious at non-luxury prices. “Our leather wrapping capabilities provide the simple, affordable elegance they are looking for,” said Han Hendriks, vice president product development, product group interiors for Johnson Controls Automotive Experience.
In-house technologies make it happen
Not everyone can do leather wrapping. The material isn’t naturally shaped for instrument panels and other components. It has to be sewn to tight tolerances and precisely fused to component surfaces. Johnson Controls Automotive Experience does so by combining traditional craftsmanship with state of the art engineering and production processes.
Instrument panels, floor consoles, door panels, inserts, sun visors and, of course, seats can be wrapped in real leather or leather-like materials. Either way, the result is an elegant yet affordable look and feel.
Plus, we coordinate everything in-house. “We’re a one-stop shop,” said Han Hendriks. “Customers don’t have to seek leather covering specialists. They can just come to us. We have solutions for all technologies and surfaces. That simplifies everything for our customers.”
Leather is a key feature of high-end luxury cars, and Johnson Controls serves premium vehicle manufacturers with superior quality, high style leather-wrapped interior components.
We’re also helping manufacturers of other classes of vehicles satisfy increasing demand for leather quickly and cost efficiently. We design interior components that are scalable for different surface options, including leather-wrapping, to support automakers’ changing production schedules.
Today, carmakers need to differentiate their products. Leather-wrapped interior components from Johnson Controls help them provide the elegant look and feel car buyers are looking for. It’s a significant point of differentiation that adds value, attracts customers and builds sales.
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