Faurecia, one of the world’s leading automotive technology companies, has signed a licensing agreement with Finland’s TactoTek to design and manufacture IMSE solutions for its automotive customers.
Plastronics, the integration of electronic functions into plastics and decorative surfaces, is becoming an increasingly important technology, said Faurecia, as it enables the creation of functional thin, lightweight, 3-dimensional parts that provide the styling and aesthetics that customers today are seeking. A disruptive technology that is fast transforming how electronics are designed and built, it is one in which Faurecia has consistently invested in recent years. This licencing agreement with TactoTek will now allow the company to accelerate the development and marketing of IMSE solutions.
While TactoTek’s primary business model is licensing its IMSE technology, Faurecia is its first automotive IMSE design and manufacturing licensee. Calling it an honour to have Faurecia as a licensee, Jussi Harvela, TactoTek CEO commented that it was a ‘very important milestone for TactoTek that will expand OEM access to IMSE solutions worldwide’.
TactoTek carefully monitors the technology transfer process, developing for each of its licensees customised training programmes tailored to each licensee’s capabilities and business intent to ensure they are ‘IMSE Ready’: capable of independently designing and manufacturing IMSE solutions.