Kongsberg Automotive’s (KA) Interior Systems business area has been awarded a four year agreement for the supply of door panel heating to a global European based premium automaker

The contract, along with recent business awards utilizing the same technology, represents an expansion of KA’s already diverse portfolio of heating products, and secures its place within this growing market. Production is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2017 from KA’s facility in Pruszkow, Poland

Heated interior panels are ways to both enhance comfort inside a vehicle driven in cold climates, and to provide climate comfort in electrified vehicles with no or limited access to waste heat from a combustion engine. The market for heated panels is expected to rise significantly as the market share of electrified vehicles increase, and luxury auto makers work to provide ever improving comfort in their vehicles.

“At Kongsberg Automotive, we’re working tirelessly to expand our product portfolio by introducing new, innovative products and expanding existing technologies for new functionality in vehicles”, said Thomas Lee, Vice President Sales and Marketing for Kongsberg’s Interiors Business area. “We are able to offer our customers products that meet growing demand for the most comfortable car interiors and reducing energy consumption of vehicles.”