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Students unveil specially-designed automobile seats in Adient Technology Center

TRENČÍN, 10 August 2017

For the eleventh time now, talented university students met with mentors from Adient Technology Center in Trenčín during an annual summer internship program. Their main task was to redesign a car seat to fit the needs of disabled children.

The whole project that contained design and development of specialized automobile seats lasted 6 weeks. “The students were offered a unique opportunity to put their theoretical skills into practice, gain new knowledge and experience from a technology center and work on a very useful project. Every disabled child has their own individual needs and students are expected to take this into account. I cannot imagine a better preparation for their future career. I am very thankful for everyone’s dedication,” says Frank Toenniges, director engineering at Adient and the center’s leader.

The internship consisted of initial training, meeting with mentors, professional trainings and a plant site tour of Adient in Zilina. A meeting with representatives of Early Intervention Center in Bratislava was an important part of the program. The representatives made students familiar with individual needs of disabled children.

Ten selected students of technical universities from Bratislava, Žilina, and Brno participated on the project.

Summer student internships have been organized by Adient Technology Center since 2007. Since 2014, the main aim of the program is redesign of automobile seats for disabled children. The project is organized in close cooperation with Early intervention centers.

About Adient:

Adient is a global leader in automotive seating. With 75,000 employees operating 230 manufacturing/assembly plants in 33 countries worldwide, we produce and deliver automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, our expertise spans every step of the automotive seat-making process. Our integrated, in-house skills allow us to take our products from research and design all the way to engineering and manufacturing – and into more than 25 million vehicles every year.

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