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Inteva Products Receives Top Innovation Award for Revolutionary Stitching Process

Inteva Products, LLC, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of
engineered components and systems, received the top prize in the 2018
Innovation Awards presented by the European Association of Automotive
Suppliers (CLEPA) at The Hague, Netherlands, on June 13.

Inteva was recognized for its new real-time scanning process for the
robotic stitching of automotive interiors. This innovative technology
will be used on instrument panels for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and
GMC Sierra pickup trucks.

The new process enables “live” scanning and immediate adjustments to the
program path of robotic stitching equipment as a component is being
stitched. This approach aligns leading-edge advances in the use of
lasers in automotive manufacturing with Inteva’s unique robotic
stitching technologies. The advancement reduces the average cycle time
of a stitched surface by approximately 20-30%.

The 2018 CLEPA Innovation Awards, organized in cooperation with
Deloitte, celebrate automotive excellence in the categories of
Environment, Safety, Connectivity & Automation and Cooperation. Inteva
was recognized in the “Cooperation” category with its customer General
Motors.

“We are proud to receive this recognition,” said Inteva Products CEO and
President Lon Offenbacher. “The real-time scanning innovation was a true
collaborative effort between the talented women and men of Inteva and
our customer General Motors, so we are especially honored to be
recognized in the Cooperation category.”

About Inteva Products, LLC

Inteva Products, LLC is a leading global automotive supplier providing
automakers with innovative, reliable, environmentally friendly products
that enhance vehicle quality, safety and performance. Inteva has global
resources for engineering, manufacturing and customer service for
Closure Systems, Interior Systems, Motors and Electronics, and Roof
Systems. Formed in 2008, the tier-one supplier is focused on achieving
sustained global growth, providing excellent customer service and
driving innovation. Inteva was founded on innovative solutions and the
use of applied technology to drive value-based solutions. Inteva employs
more than 12,000 people globally and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan
USA. For future company updates, please visit the Inteva Products website,
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