Yanfeng Automotive Interiors opens testing laboratory in Slovakia

China’s Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), a global leader in automotive interior solutions, has officially launched its new test lab at the company’s Trencín technical center. A ribbon cutting event was held together with government officials to inaugurate the new facilities and latest state-of-the-art testing and R&D equipment. Within YFAI’s global network, the leveraged capabilities of the Technical Center add to the company’s engineering excellence and help to better meet the needs of automotive customers with local expertise.
Over the past few years, YFAI has been strengthening its presence and technical capabilities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The company recently expanded its research and development facilities. The Technical Center is now more than 4,800 square meters. Half of the space is dedicated to the new testing laboratory where the company conducts durability and material tests for automotive interior components and products, including instrument panels, cockpits, door panels and floor consoles.
“The Technical Center in Trencín is one of eight locations in our global engineering network, and it plays an important role in our research and development activities,” said Jason Xu, Vice President, Engineering at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, in his speech at the event. “We are pleased that the investment in the new test lab will enable us to provide the best of expertise and excellence to our customers locally.”
With investments of EUR4 million for a complete remodeling, the state-of-the-art engineering equipment now allows for wide-range testing of automotive interiors. With new chambers and high-level technical devices, component performance testing can be conducted for safety, durability, environmental effect, vibration, appearance, material and emissions. Given this wide range of testing capabilities, the Technical Center in Trencín supports the company’s growth plans in the European region.
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is a global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 18 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating.