Company History

  • Interior Systems
  • Roof Systems
  • Closure Systems
  • Motors & Electronics


Launching to market smaller lighter 4-pole motors.


Launched composite window regulator.


Introduced Inteva Sunroof Motor.


Launched cinching striker for “soft closing” of rear liftgate.


Launched power-folding actuator for side mirrors.


Recognized for "game-changing" robotically stitched full instrument panel system.


Introduced glove box door actuator, allowing box to release from instrument panel.


Launched Inteather™ material — a revolutionary, leather-like TPO material that gives mid-level vehicles a high-end feel.


Launched the first modular panoramic roof system for high-end vehicles.


Launched first roof sunshade motor.

Patented the world’s first thermoplastic olefin (TPO) material.

Produced the world’s first e-lock latch manufactured in high volumes.

Launched new generation anti-pinch motor.

Became the first automotive supplier to introduce thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) in extruded-sheet form for use in thermoforming of instrument panel skins.

Launched the first roof sunshade motor.

Launched the world’s first latching system to eliminate lock-knobs.

First steel door module produced for the automotive industry.

Developed the world’s first tilt-and-slide sunroof.

Developed the world’s first sealed door module in France.

Produced the first terpolymer-covered safety pads for instrument panels.

Became the world’s first producer of sliding roofs.

Invented the first-ever practical window regulator.

Introduced the use of rubber and plastic materials in place of wood in interiors as safer alternatives.


Founded as a supplier of carriage components.