Lear Corp., a Southfield-based global automotive technology company specializing in seating and e-systems, today announced the acquisition of InTouch Automation, a supplier of Industry 4.0 technologies and complex automated testing equipment critical to the production of automotive seats.
Terms of the transaction were not announced.
“This acquisition is another step in increasing Lear’s automation and manufacturing flexibility,” says Frank Orsini, executive vice president and president of seating at Lear. “We welcome InTouch employees and their impressive legacy of excellence in innovation, quality, and safety to the Lear family.”
InTouch’s product portfolio fits with Lear’s Industry 4.0 strategy of implementing technologies designed to automate the testing and validation of components and finished seats. These high-tech solutions also give Lear a greater ability to collect and analyze real-time data while standardizing testing procedures throughout its just-in-time (JIT) seating production process.
InTouch, founded in 2006, is privately owned and based in Novi. Key products include end of line (EOL) testing equipment for complete seats, in-process testing equipment for JIT seating, automation of EOL testing, industrial multi-use seat connectors, and autodocking.
Lear serves every major automaker in the world and ranks 186 on the Fortune 500. Further information is available at lear.com.