Seat supplier Adient has announced that its Recaro division has won a significant contract with MAN Truck & Bus.

Though specifics of the supply contract have not been disclosed, from 2020 Recaro will incrementally begin supplying high quality commercial vehicle seats for the entire range of MAN models – TGL, TGM, TGS and TGX.

The driver and passenger seat order will be for approximately 100 000 original MAN vehicles annually. “We are exceedingly pleased by the trust that MAN has put in us by placing this order,” said David Herberg, Recaro’s executive director of commercial vehicle seating.

Herberg added that the milestone reaffirmed Recaro’s position in the European commercial vehicle market. “We are a sought-after reliable partner for truck manufacturers – at the same time we are bringing our ambitious growth strategy to fruition,” he said.

MAN’s intention is to bring to a uniform standard its original equipment seat portfolio across its range of light, mid-sized and heavy trucks. Within the framework of various equipment packages, MAN customers will be able to choose between luxury and comfort variations and different configurations – fixed versions or turntable-mounted swivel variants.

Recaro uses a common parts strategy for its seat structures. It employs standard parts from Adient – especially metal adjustment components – and builds the seats at a high-volume production facility in the Polish town of Skarbimierz.

According to Herberg, Recaro will continue to pursue its long-term strategy of establishing itself as an innovative premium manufacturer in the global commercial vehicle market. The strategy includes the expansion of the product and service portfolio and the acquisition of new customers in Europe, Asia and the Americas.