(Manufacturing.net) — The Greenville, S.C.-based Sage Automotive Interiors has announced its acquisition of the automotive fabric manufacturing assets of Poland-based Apo-Tessile. Sage says it hopes to better provide new automotive interior products to the European market, and the current facility in Zary, Poland, is positioned to supply cut and sew facilities in central and eastern Europe. The operations will be called Sage Automotive Interiors Poland.
In a statement, Dirk Pieper, CEO of Sage Automotive Interiors, said: “As a global company, establishing a manufacturing footprint in Europe is a primary goal for Sage. It reinforces our commitment to provide global products on a local basis to our OEM customers.”
Apo-Tessile built a new facility in 2007 to manufacture warp knit, jacquard and dobby woven products, and also provides finished and lamination services for its partners. Apo-Tessile will continue to serve non-automotive markets independently under the Apo-Tessile name.