Lectra has delivered two FocusQuantum FT6K machines for multi-ply airbag fabric for ZF TRW Occupant Safety Systems.

The new cutting room will expand the German supplier’s airbag cutting capacity in Europe. The latest collaboration between Lectra and its long-standing customer builds on a relationship reaching back to previous ZF TRW projects in Portugal, Poland, Mexico and China.

Having recently devised a worldwide airbag growth strategy, the company turned to Lectra to help reinforce the capacity of its European manufacturing base.

“By evaluating the solution in accordance with established practices, we were able to confirm FocusQuantum will help satisfy the projected output of our newest facility,” said ZF TRW head of Global Manufacturing Engineering for Inflatable Restraint Systems, Victor Seoane

 “We were impressed by the innovation Lectra’s FocusQuantum offers, enabling us to significantly reduce our cutting cost per bag.”

For her part, Lectra CMO, Céline Choussy Bedouet added: “With this collaboration, Lectra demonstrates the added value built into the integrated design of FocusQuantum,”

“The acquisition of two FocusQuantum will enable ZF TRW to meet short-term productivity objectives while also laying the foundation for future growth.”