The best trucks now come with the best seat

New GT700 series seats for PACCAR Inc.

MID AMERICAN TRUCK SHOW, LOUISVILLE, KY, April 1 /CNW/ - GRA-MAG Truck Interior Systems, LLC, a joint venture between GRAMMER AG and Magna Seating, an operating unit of Magna International Inc., is launching the new GT700 series seats for PACCAR Inc.'s Kenworth T700 and Peterbilt 587 trucks targeted for the 4th quarter of 2011. This is a newly developed seat tailored for these trucks and specifically addresses the wants and needs of today's driver.

The new GT701, GT702, and GT703 seats have a range of options and features, including an advanced air suspension system that can automatically adjust to the driver's weight and all offer optional heating. In addition, these seats come in vinyl, cloth or ultraleather. The top of the line GT703 adds the option for cooling with premium leather covering and comes with an exclusive upper back adjustability feature that provides improved shoulder and neck support over a wide range of recline angles.

"GRA-MAG is thrilled to partner with PACCAR on this project," said Michael Senerius, GRA-MAG President. "All required ergonomic standards have been integrated into the seat with special attention given to ease of use and comfort for today's drivers. We look forward to continued future success in the marketplace with this seat."

Key GT700 series features:

  • Optimized pneumatic suspension system
    Vibrations and jolts are now absorbed even better by a pneumatic suspension with travel of 80 mm. The friction-optimized suspension features greater strength and stiffness from the previous seat, which makes for a longer service life.
  • 100-mm height adjustment with new control
    The new control gives the user direct tactile feedback when adjusting the seat's height. This makes it even easy to use and ensures an ideal sitting position for occupants of any height.
  • Optimized shock absorber
    It does not matter whether you are driving on the motorway or on a dirt road — the optimized adjustable shock absorber delivers even greater suspension comfort from previous generations.

About GRAMMER AG  
GRAMMER AG, (www.grammer.com), Amberg, Germany, is specialized in the development and production of components and systems for automotive interiors as well as driver and passenger seats for offroad vehicles (tractors, construction machinery, forklifts), trucks, buses and trains. GRAMMER's Seating Systems division comprises the truck and offroad seat segments as well as train and bus seating. In the Automotive division, we supply headrests, armrests, center console systems and integrated child safety seats to premium automakers and automotive system suppliers.

GRAMMER is represented in 17 countries worldwide with a workforce of approximately 8,000 employees across its 23 fully consolidated subsidiaries.

GRAMMER shares are listed in the S-DAX segment of the German Stock Exchange, and are traded on the Munich and Frankfurt stock exchanges, via the Xetra electronic trading platform and on the OTC markets of the Stuttgart, Berlin and Hamburg stock exchanges.

About Magna Seating
Magna Seating (www.magnaseating.com) is an innovative leader in the development and manufacture of high-quality complete seat solutions and seat mechanisms for the global automotive industry. Their capabilities range from consumer and market research, full concept development, design and engineering, testing and validation to world-class manufacturing of seating components and complete seat assemblies.

About Magna International
Magna International (www.magna.com) is the most diversified automotive supplier in the world. Magna designs, develops and manufactures automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineer and assemble complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers of cars and light trucks in North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. Magna's capabilities include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive interior systems; seating systems; closure systems; metal body and structural systems; vision systems; electronic systems; exterior systems; powertrain systems; roof systems; hybrid and electric vehicles/systems as well as complete vehicle engineering and assembly.

Magna has more than 96,000 employees in 256 manufacturing operations and 82 product development, engineering and sales centers in 26 countries.

SOURCE GRA-MAG Truck Interior Systems

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Media Contacts:

Ansprechpartner:
Ralf Hoppe
Telefon: +49-9621/66-2200
Telefax: +49-9621/66-32200
e-mail: ralf.hoppe@grammer.com

Herausgeber:
Grammer AG
Georg-Grammer-Straße 2
92224 Amberg
Telefon +49 9621 66-2325 Telefax +49 9621 66-32325

Magna International:
Tracy Fuerst
Director Corporate Communications & Media Relations
248-729-2731
e-mail:  tracy.fuerst@magna.com

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