Yanfeng Automotive Interiors


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Yanfeng on adapting to new industry challenges

9 August 2018

At the CAR Management Briefing Seminars held in Traverse City, Michigan recently just-auto's Calum MacRae met with Yanfeng Automotive Interiors’ Executive Director Research, Technology & New Mobility Jeff Stout and Vice President and General Manager Nathan Bowen to discuss the changing automotive environment and Yanfeng's role in it. 


YFAI on interior surfaces, natural fibres and AVs

6 June 2018

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), a joint venture between Yanfeng and Adient, is a pioneer in the development of new materials for vehicle interiors. With its activeSkin concept, for example, the company presents a vision of integrating intuitive controls into vehicle interiors, which blur the boundaries between the digital and analogue worlds. This new development concept enables the display of data on soft surfaces. YFAI expects that functional and decorative surfaces in vehicle interiors will increasingly merge in the future. To find out more about this trend and other innovations, we spoke to Volkhard Wick, Executive Director, Innovation and Product Management Europe & South Africa at YFAI.


Yanfeng CTO on redefining vehicle interiors

21 September 2017

Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is a joint venture between Yanfeng, one of the largest automotive suppliers in China and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating. Continuing just-auto’s series of interviews with tier one component suppliers, we spoke to Han Hendriks, Chief Technology Officer for YFAI at the IAA to learn more about its showcase.


Industry 4.0 more effective than low labour costs

11 January 2017

Johannes Roters is the CEO of Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, the vehicle interior giant created by the 2015 70:30 joint-venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim and Johnson Controls interior business (now Adient). just-auto's Calum MacRae was provided with an update to the company's strategy and progress at the 2017 NAIAS in Detroit.

Latest news


YFAI Trencín to secure benchmark certification

20 October 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors' (YFAI) says its Trencín Technical Centre in Slovakia is due to receive common European benchmark certification within weeks as it looks to capitalise on testing capabilities.


Megatrends power Yanfeng opportunities - CTO

25 September 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) estimates megatrends such as electrification will have a significant impact on its business as new technologies start to come on stream.


Frankfurt-Yanfeng looks to 4.0 to counter CEE cost

15 September 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) says one of the ways to deal with rising labour costs in Eastern and Central Europe is to improve efficiency through new technologies such as 3D printing and digitalised factory operations.


Frankfurt -Yanfeng rides new mobility options wave

14 September 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) says the swift adoption of new technology represents a "huge opportunity" to grow towards its aim of becoming a US$10bn company.


Frankfurt - Yanfeng showcases activeSkin concept

14 September 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) says its activeSkin concept will allow the display of data on soft surfaces as the distinction between functional and purely decorative increasingly merges in the future.


Czechs push labour quality rather than pure price

15 June 2017

Czech Republic officials insist they will make it clear labour in the country will be difficult to source if overseas investors believe they can hire staff purely on economic grounds.


Czechs laud industrial nous as Yanfeng builds

14 June 2017

Czech Republic government officials maintain the country's advanced industrial capability is the reason why so many suppliers are locating to its region in Central Europe.


Yanfeng follows customers to Central Europe

13 June 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) says it is key to have a presence in Central and Eastern Europe as the boom in automotive suppliers in the region continues its frantic pace.


Industry 4.0 to trigger more jobs - Yanfeng CEO

12 June 2017

Adoption of Industry 4.0 manufacturing techniques could culminate in more jobs being generated says Chinese supplier, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), although it nonetheless concedes staff will need more training to cope with new methods.


Megatrends future business catalyst - Yanfeng CEO

12 June 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) says the emergence of megatrends such as autonomous driving will present it with significant business opportunities as it looks to capitalise on its joint venture with seating specialist, Adient.


China lauds Slovakia as Yanfeng centre opens

4 May 2017

China is hailing the emergence of Slovakia as one of Eastern Europe's manufacturing powerhouses following the formal opening of Yanfeng Automotive Interiors' (YFAI) testing laboratory in Trencín.


Slovakia lauds Yanfeng centre as regional catalyst

3 May 2017

Slovakia's Ministry of Economy says it hopes the opening of Yanfeng Automotive Interiors' (YFAI) new testing laboratory in Trencín will act as a catalyst for other manufacturing companies to set up shop in the region.


Yanfeng mulls bacteria free interior for car share

2 May 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) says its EUR5m (US$5.5m) investment into a new test lab at Trencín in Slovakia and associated facilities forms part of its plans for sustainable growth as it looks to address hygiene issues associated with multiple usage.


Yanfeng EUR800,000 Slovak incentive to open Centre

2 May 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) has unveiled its new test lab at the company's Trencín Technical Centre in Slovakia after benefiting from EUR802,000 (US$875,000) in government grants.


Auto leather sourcing still plentiful - Yanfeng

25 April 2017

Yanfeng says it does not anticipate any shortage of leather sourcing for the automotive industry as increasing demand prompts a debate as to future sector needs.


Chinese premium demand fuels leather rise -Yanfeng

25 April 2017

Interiors specialist Yanfeng, says rising demand for premium cars in China will fuel demand both for its products and the automotive leather segment.


just-auto Plus only Yanfeng unveils its new vehicle interior concept

10 February 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, the world's largest supplier of automotive interiors, unveiled its vehicle interior concept, called the Experience in Motion demonstrator 2017 (XiM17), at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit....


NAIAS - Yanfeng debuts 'eXperience in Motion'

9 January 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is launching its 'eXperience in Motion' at this week's North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors news

Yanfeng on adapting to new industry challenges

9 August 2018

At the CAR Management Briefing Seminars held in Traverse City, Michigan recently just-auto's Calu...


YFAI on interior surfaces, natural fibres and AVs

6 June 2018

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), a joint venture between Yanfeng and Adient, is a pioneer in...


YFAI Trencín to secure benchmark certification

20 October 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors' (YFAI) says its Trencín Technical Centre in Slovakia is due...


Megatrends power Yanfeng opportunities - CTO

25 September 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) estimates megatrends such as electrification will have a sign...


Yanfeng CTO on redefining vehicle interiors

21 September 2017

Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is a joint venture between Yanfeng, one...


Frankfurt-Yanfeng looks to 4.0 to counter CEE cost

15 September 2017

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) says one of the ways to deal with rising labour costs in East...



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