Founded in 1997, Faurecia has grown to become a major player in the global automotive industry. With around 300 sites including 35 R&D centers and 122,000 employees in 37 countries, Faurecia is now a global leader in its four areas of business: Seating, Interiors, Clarion Electronics and Clean Mobility. In 2018, the Group posted sales of €17.5 billion.
With the technological & societal revolution affecting the automotive industry, Faurecia has focused its strategy on developing solutions for the Cockpit of the Future and Sustainable Mobility. This strategy is fully aligned with the four major trends disrupting the industry: Connectivity, Autonomous driving, Ride-sharing and Electrification.
SVP Group CTO
Christophe Aufrère is Group Technology Strategy Vice President since 2011.
He is in charge of defining the key technologies Faurecia will address in the future and to follow their implementation at the global level. He is also responsible for managing and developing the expertise network throughout the entire R&D organization and the academic partnerships.
Prior to his current position, he spent 20 years in the Faurecia Automotive Seating activity in different positions within the R&D department until Structures and Mechanisms R&D Vice President and CTO for Seat Complete and Metal.
Prior to Faurecia, he spent three years at Rockwell Automotive Body Systems in Advanced Engineering working on electric motors and door systems.
Chistophe Aufrere is a graduate from the Ecole Supérieure des Techniques Aéronautiques et de Construction Automobile (ESTACA).
He is a member of the CTA, French Technical Automotive Committee.