Issue: Oct 2012


TrimTech Interior Soft Trim Solutions Collaborates with Multimatic to Offer HeadSmart(TM)



by Jon Knox

TrimTech Interior Soft Trim Solutions ("TrimTech Solutions"), a business unit of The Woodbridge Group®, has announced a global cooperation with Multimatic, an industry leader in automotive mechanisms, to provide product design, engineering, prototyping and manufacturing of world-class automotive trim solutions.

TrimTech Solutions, known for its well-crafted head restraints, armrests, bolsters and closure panels, now offers expanded capabilities including complete assemblies, foam-in-place, foam and assembly and foam only options. TrimTech(TM) products provide system advantages such as: improved comfort, cost savings, mass reductions, superior design flexibility and enhanced craftsmanship through complete trim development.

"This cooperation with Multimatic brings strong mechanism hardware expertise, and positions TrimTech Interior Soft Trim Solutions to deliver increased functionality, and even more comfortable products. As a result, we are now launching a new product offering we call HeadSmart(TM) head restrain mechanism technology, which provides full design capability, including flip and fold seats, active head restraints systems and automatic and manual release applications," states Ed Salvador, Senior Manager, TrimTech Interior Soft Trim Solutions.

Ryan Marshall, Executive Director - Sales & Engineering, Multimatic Mechanisms, adds, "Combining Multimatic's mechanism development and manufacturing expertise with TrimTech's polyurethane formulating and molding capabilities, will deliver exciting new options for automotive manufacturers, looking to offer interior trim products with greater functionality and comfort, such as our new 4-way and flip-fold head-restraints."

TrimTech Solutions and Multimatic combine to offer a complete, solutions-driven product development approach, to integrate and optimize the hardware, foams and covers, used in today's challenging interior soft trim assemblies. For more information about HeadSmart(TM) products visit www.woodbridgegroup.com/prodserv/headsmart.html

About Multimatic
Multimatic is a privately held Canadian corporation supplying components, systems and services to the global automotive industry. Headquartered in Markham, Ontario, Canada, the Company has operating divisions in North America, Europe and Asia, with manufacturing partners in South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Multimatic's core competencies lie in the manufacture of stampings, welded assemblies, mechanisms and suspension components, as well as in the engineering, design and development of automotive body / chassis systems. For more information, please visit www.multimatic.com

About The Woodbridge Group
The Woodbridge Group and its partners in The World Polyurethane Alliance operate 62 facilities in 19 countries, as global leaders in the development and production of polyurethane and expanded polypropylene products. Automotive applications include components for seating, structural support, interior soft trim products, headliner systems, cargo management solutions, and engineered products for occupant protection and acoustical management. Woodbridge also offers contract assembly and sequencing and supply chain management, as well as a full range of value added services including engineering and design. For more information, please visit www.woodbridgegroup.com

® are registered trademarks and TM are trademarks which are either owned or used under license by Woodbridge Foam Corporation.


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