Kongsberg Automotive's interior business area has been awarded a contract for seat heat-systems to what it describes as "one of the world's premier car brands in Germany."

The contract is global and is the first seat heat business awarded to Kongsberg Automotive from the OEM. The new design includes seat heaters with integrated occupants' detection systems to a large vehicle platform.

Production will be in Kongsberg's facility in Pruszków, Poland with manufacture slated to start in 2013.

"This is a strategically important contract which shows our ability to be a premium automotive supplier," said Scott Paquette, executive vice president for Kongsberg Automotive interior business area.

"It's a major step forward in increasing our market share with the German premium OEMs. It proves our capability of being one of the world most important suppliers in the seat heat market.