Adient Sunderland was built in 1986 and was the first synchronous JIT seating plant in Europe. The site was originally trading as Ikeda Hoover and was a joint venture between Ikeda Bussan of Japan, and Johnson Controls of USA, and became 100% Johnson Controls in 2001. In 2016, Johnson Controls spun off their Automotive business and we became Adient Seating Ltd.
The plant supplies complete seats to Nissan for their Juke and Leaf models, producing approximately 140,000 seats each year.
The site employs approximately 250 employees with an average service of 15 years across all job functions — including production logistics, engineering, finance, human resources, quality assurance, IT, maintenance and more.
Adient Seating Ltd
Cherry Blossom Way
Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
Phone: +44 191 4156000