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Lear began cut & sew operations with the acquisition of Favesa from Ford Motor Company. Combining our experience, Lear has been a world class cut & sew supplier of automotive trim covers for over 42 years. Our highly skilled management team has grown our global low-cost footprint to over 37 plants in 18 countries. Lear produces everything from entry-level basic trim covers to high-end tailored trim for over 200 vehicle models globally.
Lear is the only seating supplier in the world 100% vertically integrated in cut & sew, leather, fabric and lamination. Lear’s vertical integration capabilities enable us to control costs, reduce timing, and improve quality to service 29 worldwide customers. Vertical integration also allows for synergistic materials engineering to optimize performance, craftsmanship and cost.
Our 20,000 highly skilled employees form dedicated customer development teams around the world to create innovative engineering solutions. Lear’s full engineering capabilities include: trend research analysis, industrial design, pattern development, trim engineering, rapid prototyping, and full validation testing. Our globally integrated development network ensures that best practices are shared and implemented, creating the most optimized engineering solutions for our customers.