DETROIT, MI—The world’s largest automotive seating supplier, Adient, announced last quarter it was relocating its headquarters to Detroit’s financial district and bringing 500 jobs to the city. Adient spun-off as an independent publicly traded company from Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls last October, is investing $50 million to renovate the 10-story, 164,000 square-foot, Marquette Building in Detroit.
Today, Adient’s Vice President, Richard Chung, demonstrated ‘Zero Gravity’ seating on the company’s prototype interior at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Adient is aiming to create seats weighing 10 kilograms (22 lbs.) or less for lighter, more efficient rides before 2020.