PARIS (Sept. 27)—Lear Corp. plans to enhance its engineering capabilities in Europe through the creation of three advanced technological centers in the region, the vehicle interior supplier announced. The plan, part of a strategy to establish global product "centers of expertise," calls for the investment of $15 million to build the sites and will consolidate Lear´s engineering abilities in the areas of seating, electronics and electrical systems, the company said. In addition to generating new vehicle interior concepts, Lear said, the centers would support the firm´s European manufacturing facilities, for which $70 million has been earmarked by Lear for new sites in Belgium, France, Germany, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Lear plans technological centers for Europe
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