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Auto seating company Tesca announces new R&D centre in Paris

Auto seating company Tesca announces new R&D centre in Paris

Trèves TSC group, an automotive textiles and seat components expert, is now known as Tesca.
Driven by new shareholders who invested in 2016, the group is launching its new strategy for
design and manufacture of automotive interiors. The new name ‘Tesca’ illustrates the group’s
wish to differentiate the company and accelerate its internal and external growth.

“Along with the name Tesca, we are announcing our values and goals: creativity, innovation and worldwide presence dedicated to the automotive industry. As a privately owned, medium-sized company among the large automotive system suppliers, we focus on providing a premium level of service. With our 2,800 employees, we generate more than 200 million euros in sales, and are planning to double by 2025,” explained Carl de Freita, CEO, Tesca.

Tesca also announced a new R&D center, with a brand-new building located near Reims France,
east of Paris, which will boost the development of innovative seat components with over fifty
people, mostly engineers. The research centre has a prototyping unit that serves for short-cycle development for car manufacturers. “We have other R&D branches in Wolfsburg, Barcelona, Wuhan, Detroit and Mumbai, for greater proximity to our customers, but the teams are guided from France. With this new R&D centre, linked to our design office in Paris, our teams are focusing on our ‘Challenge Creativity’ hallmark,” added de Freitas.

In December 2017, the group established a foothold in North America through the acquisition
of Custom Manufacturing and Assembly, Inc. This buyout expanded the group’s geographic
scope by bringing in two new sites – an office in Greenville, South Carolina and a research and
production centre in the Detroit suburbs – providing support to the American car manufacturers
and to the group’s long-standing customers for their US Operations. With its various geographical locations, Tesca is able to produce all over the world, including in Europe, Brazil, Russia, India, United States, North Africa and China.

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