Feb 8, 2010

VISTAGY Signs Contract with Lear to Supply Seat Design Environment™ Software

SDE enables automotive seating systems suppliers to speed process by authoring and sharing accurate 3D master model of trim cover throughout the development process.

WALTHAM, MA — VISTAGY, Inc., a leading provider of industry-specific engineering software and services, today announced that Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a premier supplier of automotive seating systems and electrical power management systems, has purchased VISTAGY’s Seat Design Environment™ (SDE) for use in its engineering operations. As one the world’s largest fully integrated seating suppliers, Lear works with leading automakers globally to supply finished seats for the highest volume cars and trucks as well as specialty applications for premium cars and performance vehicles.

Seat trim design and manufacturing engineering processes have historically been primarily based on 2D data, but the SDE enables engineers to author and share an accurate 3D CAD master model of the trim cover from the earliest stages of design through to manufacturing. As a result, seat manufacturers will be able to author a seat trim master model definition with the SDE that will be used to automatically create and update engineering and manufacturing data to achieve a faster, more precise process for delivering seat covers to market. This is a critical concern in the highly competitive global automotive industry.

“We’re excited about the progress that SDE continues to make in bringing seat engineering to the next level,” said Ed Bernardon, vice president of business development for VISTAGY. “We’re particularly pleased to have the opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading seating systems companies to help them meet their goals by enhancing their seat design and manufacturing processes.”