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LECTRA: Lectra's leading-edge laser airbag cutting solution to ramp up production for Key Safety Systems

Lectra's leading-edge laser airbag cutting solution to ramp up production for
Key Safety Systems

US-based tier-1 supplier

boosts competitiveness



cutting preparation software suite and laser cutter

Paris, December 15,
2016 -
Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to
industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite
materials, is to deliver a state-of-the-art FocusQuantum®
laser airbag cutting solution together with robust project management to
optimize production capacity for tier-1 airbag supplier Key Safety Systems

FocusQuantum's productivity-the highest on the market-and best-in-class
process capability were major factors leading to the customer's final
decision. The fully integrated hardware and software system will enable KSS
to meet stringent quality standards at the lowest possible cost per airbag.
The solution's high fabric utilization rate and enhanced level of cutting
quality will furthermore enable the company to minimize fabric waste.

KSS was already a Lectra customer in North America and China prior to the
acquisition. Lectra's mature support structure in the Balkan region, where it
oversees other large automotive customer installed bases in Macedonia,
provides customers such as KSS with responsive turnaround times. Rigorous
project management and intensive support provided by Lectra's industry
experts will enable KSS to safely launch production within a very demanding

With the acquisition of Lectra's airbag laser cutting and nesting
technologies, KSS is set to expand production capacity in Macedonia, where it
manufactures cut-and-sew airbags for the growing European market. A global
leader in advance-engineered safety products and one of the world's leading
airbag makers, the Michigan-based firm recently celebrated its
100thanniversary of innovation in automotive safety technology.

"Leading vehicle manufacturers worldwide count on us to produce
high-performance safety systems that are increasingly more compact, and
feature enhanced design meeting evolving environmental and safety
requirements," says Bogdan Petruca, Plant Manager, KSS. "With our new
FocusQuantum, we will be able to continue meeting customer expectations while
gaining considerable competitive advantage with the control and capacity it

"In the airbag business, profitability is determined during production,"
states Céline Choussy Bedouet, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer,
Lectra. "At a time when the worldwide airbag supplier ecosystem is regrouping
from top to bottom, the unmatched productivity and cutting accuracy of
FocusQuantum offer the assurance of quality approaching zero defects, even
when handling large production volumes at high speeds."

® FocusQuantum is a registered trademark of Lectra.

About Key Safety Systems (KSS)

Key Safety Systems (KSS) is a global leader in mobility safety through the
system integration and performance of safety-critical components to the
automotive and non-automotive markets serving the active safety, passive
safety and specialty product sectors. Through highly specialized design,
development, and manufacturing, KSS' technology is featured in more than 300
vehicle models produced by over 60 well-diversified customers worldwide.
Since commencing business as a United States start-up, serving Detroit auto
makers in 1916, KSS continues today with an entrepreneurial and pioneering
spirit. KSS is headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan, with a global
network of ~13,000 employees in 32 sales, engineering, and manufacturing
facilities. The company has 5 main technical centers located in the key
regions of the Americas, Europe and Asia. It is an independently-operated
subsidiary of Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp. (SHA: 600699) ("Joyson

For further information about Key Safety Systems

About Lectra

Lectra is the world leader in integrated technology solutions (software,
automated cutting equipment, and associated services) specifically designed
for industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles, and composite
materials to manufacture their products. It serves major world markets:
fashion and apparel, automotive, and furniture as well as a broad array of
other industries. Lectra's solutions, specific to each market, enable
customers to automate and optimize product design, development, and
manufacturing. With more than 1,500 employees, Lectra has developed
privileged relationships with prestigious customers in more than 100
countries, contributing to their operational excellence. Lectra registered
revenues of $264 million in 2015 and is listed on Euronext.

For more information, please

Contact - Lectra Headquarters / Press Dept.:
Nathalie Fournier-Christol
Tel.: +33 (0)1 53 64 42 37 - Fax: +33 (0)1 53 64 43 40

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Source: LECTRA via Globenewswire

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