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THROUGHOUT THE AUTOMOTIVE TRIMMING PROCESS
Contechs’ Trimming Division provides a comprehensive wide range of vehicle trim design and engineering solutions with fully integrated engineering and production teams based at its Warwick facility. It is equipped to deliver a range of flexible manufacturing solutions, covering three principal services: the manufacturing of volume trim components; trim development support through to production-ready status; and bespoke trim for exclusive or one-off projects such as show cars
and luxury yachts.
COMPONENT VOLUME MANUFACTURE
Contechs’ Trimming Division’s principal activity is the manufacture of high-volume interior trim components for OEM's and Tier 1 suppliers to the automotive industry. These components include Gap Hiders, Centre Consoles & Console Lids, Seat Backs & Trays, Glove Boxes, Pillar Trims, Carpet Assemblies and Map Pockets.
Contech’s engineers will work with the client and their trim production teams to identify how components can be produced to the right specification and in the required volume, taking into account fundamental APQP issues. Its engineering activities to support volume manufacturing programs will include handling PSW and PPAP requirements, component engineering, change management and cost-down analysis.
TRIM DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT
Contech’s trim development team will define the production techniques, pattern sizes and tools required in order to produce a specific element whether for a client’s own project or for manufacture of its own products at the Warwick facility.The production centre at Contechs’ Warwick facility is equipped with 7.5m x 3m cutting machines, multi-lay machines, bladder presses, autowrap presses and a large sewing team that can handle a wide range of materials, including leather, vinyl and vehicle headlining materials. The operation is scaleable to handle programs of all sizes.
Contechs can produce special trim designs and finishes for show cars and making use of unusual or advanced materials and designs where required. These are typically one-off projects to showcase future design concepts. It brings the same quality and attention to detail to these bespoke interiors as to all its trimming services.
BESPOKE TRIM DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURE
Contechs’ specialist trim design teams work with clients on interior trim development to produce a bespoke programme ready for volume production. It will deliver a manufacturing solution for the required elements, taking into account client requirements regarding quality, cost and appearance.
SPECIAL VEHICLE INTERIORS
With the benefit of its extensive resources and design experience, Contechs can produce trim concepts for special vehicle interiors, catering for special customer requirements for luxury, convenience or bespoke features. This area of business also include co-operation with customers in the development of prototype seats and assemblies.
Contechs can undertake client programs to provide vehicle re-trims that adapt existing designs.
For example, as part of a product refresh program. It can also remanufacture individual components to accommodate any change in specification that is required.
Contechs has extensive experience in marine trimming and retains an active interest in refitting and bespoke interiors, primarily for the luxury market.