Southfield, Michigan – Seating specialist Lear has acquired InTouch Automation. Novi, Michigan-based InTouch supplies complex automated equipment used in the production of automotive seats. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
Lear says the portfolio fits into its Industry 4.0 strategy of automating the testing and validation of both components and finished seats. It will also improve its ability to collect and analyse real-time data and standardise testing procedures throughout its just-in-time seating production process.
‘This acquisition is another step in increasing Lear's automation and manufacturing flexibility,’ said Frank Orsini, president of seating at Lear.