Intier Automotive Seating, part of Magna International, will form a 50/50 joint venture with DAS Korea.

DAS sells seating mechanisms to Hyundai and KIA in Korea, China, North America and Europe and also supplies other OEMs and Tier I suppliers.

Intier DAS Seating Systems has been formed to pursue opportunities within the growing Asian region for the production of complete seats and seating mechanisms.  The joint venture expects to commence assembly of complete seats in China and Korea, as well as the manufacture of seating mechanisms in China in 2006.