KAB Seating is the global market leader for off-highway seating systems that include air, mechanical and active suspension development and product innovation.
We are part of the Commercial Vehicle Group of companies who own 29 plants in 20 countries for the production of driver, passenger and rear passenger seats for on-highway trucks, buses and off-highway vehicles.
Over the past 50 years KAB has the achievement of creating successful products which has led to 'World leader' status as we move into the next 50 years our goal is to further evolve our products through robust design and engineering that surpass our customers’ expectations and ensure our New Products solutions and innovations will make a positive difference for our global markets.
Collectively we come together (unite) to benchmark, conceptualize and design, build functional prototypes, validate using simulation and physical performance testing while maintaining the highest quality and operational performance for our plants.
Our resources have the relevant industry pedigree enabling the use of robust and reliable advanced systems and processes employing latest CAD systems to create functional models for risk assessment activities and simulation. Functional and rapid prototypes enable studio assessments, design for manufacture and assembly activities and initial testing while Our teams consist of “international exchange employees” to cross borders that leverage global skills and expertise.
Our Global Advanced Product Development services:
- Reverse engineering
- Competitive Benchmarking and Teardown
- Physical and Rapid Prototypes
- Cost Estimation
- Design for Manufacture
- Design for Assembly
- GD & T
- Digital & Physical Simulation
- Metal forming / Formability
- Top goods
- Assembly line layout
- Testing & Validation
- Electronics & Electrical
All activities are bound by the disciplined use of APQP and sit within the program management function of our business
The advanced systems we employ are tied together at the center of our community by Teamcenter Product Lifecycle Management infrastructure and supporting our global collaboration. This provides “end to end” structure from CAD and associated data to MES tools that establish, maintain and capture our operational expertise.
This is the foundation of our “Digital thread” strategy - we are “One CVG”
“One CVG” providing single systems, tools, product and knowledge sharing, problem solving and the delivery of “world class” products.