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
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
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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