Burscheid, Germany -- Johnson Controls Automotive Experience is adding to its seating components portfolio through the addition of high-end solutions for metal and mechanisms.
The supplier of automotive seating systems, interior components and electronics,has signed an agreement to acquire the C. Rob. Hammerstein Group (CRH), a supplier of metal seat structures and mechanisms. CRH's headquarters and main development facilities are in Solingen, Germany.
"The acquisition of CRH will substantially enhance our seat product offering as it will advance our strong market position through global manufacturing capabilities, innovation and further optimization of our portfolio," said Beda Bolzenius, vice president, Johnson Controls and president, Automotive Experience. "We will maintain the CRH brand name as it is synonymous with high quality metal structures and components."
CRH's expertise includes the complete product development process, from design, engineering and manufacturing of the individual components to the integration of the complete seat system. Its products and capabilities include front seat structures, seat tracks and height adjusters, multi-way adjusters, power gear boxes, as well as special applications such as steering column adjusters.