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The actuators will be used on the OEMs full size SUV vehicle, which has been among the best selling vehicles in North America for many years. KA will start production in Q4 2013 out of its Matamoros, Mexico facility. The contract will run for 5 years.

Electro-mechanical actuators are used in vehicles to automatically fold and tumble the seats for easy luggage access or access to the 3rd seat row. A one-touch release button is pushed which starts the actuator, releasing the mechanisms in the seat. The seat then folds and tumbles out of the way, making it easier to enter.

“KA created and owns this concept and it has been installed in several vehicles across different OEMs. The design is offering value to the customer by creative interior functionality, and we see it as a strong growth possibility for KA going forward”, says Scott Paquette, EVP for Interior Systems in KA.