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.

2011

Inteva's first InStitch robotic sewing cell starts in production.

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

1917

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