Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) and KOSTAL signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the field of smart interior surfaces. With the new strategic partnership, both the companies are keen to integrate the HMI operating controls into high-quality surfaces in vehicle interiors
Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the world’s leading supplier of instrument panels, cockpit systems, door panels, floor consoles and overhead consoles. The company has its headquarters in Shanghai with about 100 manufacturing and technical centers in 17 countries and employing over 29,600 people globally.
KOSTAL was founded in 1912 with the headquarters in Luedenscheid (Germany). KOSTAL develops and produces technologically sophisticated mechatronic modules, switch panels and switches and electronic control units for all important automobile brands worldwide. The KOSTAL Group employs about 16,000 employees at 41 global locations in 21 countries on four continents. The business areas of KOSTAL include Automotive Electrical Systems, Industrial Electronics, Connectors, Test Technology (SOMA) and Solar Electric.
Pointing to the bright future for the strategic partnership, Johannes Roters, CEO of Yanfeng Automotive Interiors said “As a global leading provider for the development and production of mechatronic modules, switch panels and switches for the automotive industry, and with more than 100 years of experience, KOSTAL is the best possible partner in this field. The combination of technology and expertise both companies offer provides our customers with many advantages along the entire value chain.”
“The car interior will undergo an exciting evolution within the next decade. With the cooperation of YFAI and KOSTAL both partners should be able to extend their offer for their customers and drive the technological change,” added Andreas Kostal, Chairman & CEO of the KOSTAL Group.