Company History

  • Interior Systems
  • Closure Systems
  • Motors & Electronics

2019

Launching to market smaller lighter 4-pole motors.

2018

Launched composite window regulator.

2018

Introduced Inteva Sunroof Motor.

2016

Launched cinching striker for soft closing of rear liftgate.

2016

Launched power-folding actuator for side mirrors.

2015

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

2014

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

2012

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

2010

Launched first roof sunshade motor.

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

1998

Launched power release (e-Loc) door latch for improved safety.

1998

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

1984

Introduced the first seat motors and power trunk latches.

1982

Improved crash worthiness of instrument panels with polystyrene-based materials. Launched on Corvette.

First steel door module produced for the automotive industry.

1968

Developed the world’s first sealed door module.

1956

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

1924

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

1917

Invented first-ever window regulator allowing drivers to raise or lower windows while driving.