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Yanfeng Technology brings global SMART CABIN capabilities to Europe and North America

New Yanfeng unit focuses on R&D activities for interiors, seating, electronics, safety and exteriors

Shanghai, China –

Yanfeng, a leading global automotive supplier headquartered in Shanghai, China, announced today that it will integrate its Research & Development (R&D) activities in the areas of interiors, seating, electronics, safety, and exteriors into the global Yanfeng Technology unit (YFT) to accelerate the realization of its SMART CABIN vision for future automotive interiors.  Based on extensive market research and futuring activities, SMART CABIN features functional surfaces, health and wellness features, and connectivity seamlessly integrated in all interior systems including seating, as well as exterior parts and passive safety systems.

To make SMART CABIN a reality, Yanfeng has established YFT with a strong focus on the integration of digital technology into all interior components and systems, including a SMART CABIN controller to orchestrate all features and functions, creating a truly unique consumer experience.

“The Yanfeng Technology team is already executing projects at 13 R & D centers globally, jointly with our customers and partners to make SMART CABIN a reality very soon,” said Han Hendriks, Chief Technology Officer for YFT.

In support of YFT, Yanfeng leverages its global engineering and manufacturing capabilities to service the vehicle manufacturers and become the leading integrated supplier of SMART CABIN solutions globally.

“In Europe and in North America, Yanfeng customers benefit from an array of ready-to-sell innovations, the local team’s customer, market and technology expertise, as well as a state-of-the-art footprint, now combined with the enhanced global innovation expertise of Yanfeng Technology,” said Ni Jiawen, Yanfeng Executive Committee member and CEO for YFT.

Through its Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) division, Yanfeng also leverages a leading network of partners and the global innovation platform Plug & Play that enable Yanfeng to tap into a major innovation source while as an integrator ensuring quick industrialization and one face to the customer.

To engage major stakeholders with its vision and capabilities for SMART CABIN, Yanfeng has invited customers, the media, business partners, thought leaders and startups to come together for an event to celebrate the official debut of YFT in Stuttgart hosted by Plug & Play, a global innovation platform. In Europe, Plug & Play is represented by Startup Autobahn, located in Stuttgart (Germany) within ARENA2036, a research campus dedicated to innovation projects for mobility.

About Yanfeng:

Yanfeng is a leading global automotive supplier, focusing on interior, exterior, seating, cockpit electronics and passive safety, and is exploring new business actively. Yanfeng has more than 240 branches and approximately 68,000 employees worldwide. The technical team of 7,000 experts is in 13 R&D centers and other regional offices, with complete capabilities including engineering & software development, styling, and test validation. Focusing on smart cabin and lightweight technology, Yanfeng supports automakers to explore future mobile spaces and provide leading cabin solutions. For more information, please visit www.yfai.com or www.yanfeng.com.

About Yanfeng Automotive Interiors:
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 20 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng, one of the largest automotive suppliers in China and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating. For more information, please visit www.YFAI.com.

Media Contact

Astrid Schafmeister

Senior Manager Communications

Public Relations - Europe

+49 2131 609-3028

astrid.schafmeister@yfai.com

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