Our constant technological innovation helps us protect the global environment and offer ever higher levels of safety and comfort. Our mission is to translate environmental technologies into products that reduce impact on the environment, and we were among the first to begin working to ensure that motor vehicles—our chosen field—are more eco-friendly and contain a higher percentage of recyclable materials.
Eco-friendly automotive parts from a plant called kenaf
Kenaf is a remarkable, fast-growing plant with the potential to reduce global warming and save forests. It absorbs carbon dioxide from the air and stores it in its fibers. We use high-quality fibers from its stem to make a base material for door trim. Products made from the plant are carbon neutral.
Recycled material for quiet car interiors
Urethane foam and fibrous materials are recovered from finely shredded particles of junked vehicles, then used to make sound insulation for new motor vehicles. This recycling process, which takes full advantage of our fiber technologies, produces insulation that absorbs sound inside the vehicle and reduces sound penetration
Safety and comfort depend on advanced testing and assessment methods
There is no shortcut to car safety and comfort. Our collision and resistance experiments and comfort assessments collect and analyze data the hard way, using equipment that closely imitates real vehicles and real situations—all in order to produce vehicles that offer greater safety and comfort.