Global Safety Textiles (GST)

“No doubt that this strong cooperation and shared experience will reinforce our leading position worldwide.”

To address GST’s main business challenges and meet their demanding manufacturing specifications, the group evaluated FocusQuantum OPW’s performance together with Lectra in the pre-launch testing phase of the revolutionary new technology. The unique collaboration has enabled GST to gain a competitive advantage by significantly lowering overall cost per airbag and tripling production capacity compared to the performance of the previous generation of Focus cutters.

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MARKET

Automotive airbag

LOCATION

Maulburg, Germany

CHALLENGEGST required a solution for mass production of one-piece woven (OPW) airbags in China, to meet the increasingly stringent requirements of global tier-1 automotive suppliers. 

SOLUTION
To address GST’s main business challenges and meet their demanding manufacturing specifications, the group evaluated FocusQuantum OPW’s performance together with Lectra in the pre-launch phase of the revolutionary new technology. Thae extensive testing enabled GST’s experts to certify FocusQuantum as a proven platform for the mass production of airbags, and to implement the solution in China. The unique collaboration has enabled GST to gain a competitive advantage by significantly lowering overall cost per airbag and tripling production capacity compared to the performance of the previous generation of Focus cutters.
 

“The DNA of GST and Lectra are both based on innovation, trust and satisfaction of the customer.”

Christophe Dervyn, CEO, GST

SOLUTIONS USED

  • MEETING EVER MORE STRINGENT SAFETY STANDARDS

    The fully integrated FocusQuantum solution comprises state-of-the-art laser-cutting equipment for one-piece woven (OPW) and cut-and-sew airbags, a full suite of cut preparation software and value-added Lectra Professional Services enabling maximum return on investment.

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