Educating and informing young people about the opportunities in Engineering particularly within the automotive sector is an area that we at Lear are passionate about supporting. The Company strongly promotes its core value of community involvement and as an employer within the North East with a strong Engineering ethos, we believe that investing time and supporting events such as this will help encourage interest and growth of engineers for the future.
The Lear Corporation is a Leading Tier 1 supplier of both Automotive Seating and Electrical Power Management Systems around the globe. The Company employs approximately 165,000 employees worldwide within 257 locations in 39 countries. Lear components can be found in almost all major car manufacturers around the world.
There are 2 Lear Corporation plants based in the north east located at Rainton Bridge Industrial Estate, Houghton le Spring. The Just In Time (JIT) Plant employs 390 and is a seat assembly plant supplying full seat sets for the Nissan Qashqai. The Foam Plant employs 220 employees and supplies foam parts for both the Nissan Qashqai and various Jaguar Landrover models.
What will they be exhibiting
We will be exhibiting two seat model variations - 1 example of a complete seat unit and 1 example of a cut away seat to show the make up of the seat. We will also be bringing example Foams – to show the product before it is fitted into the seat and covered, dexterity test – Interactive Activity using our Fit Light System that we use when we recruit new operators. We will be showcasing a foam hardness test – Interactive Activity to guess which Foams go into our seats.