Fabrico Materials Support Mercedes Lumbar Bladder


Kennesaw, GA USA - Fabrico, the leader in design and manufacturing services for flexible materials, recently helped automotive supplier Alfmeier Prazision to improve lumbar supports for drivers' seats in leading luxury cars, including Mercedes. Applying its extensive design, manufacturing, and sourcing capabilities, Fabrico supplies Alfmeier with converted materials that, when assembled and installed, withstand the constant inflation and deflation of the lumbar support bladder and, in the process, protect surrounding foam padding of the driver's seat cushion from the effects of continual impact.

Fabrico's solution is a four-part assembly of die cut parts made from polypropylene felt. Because of its soft, silky finish, the material easily glides over adjacent cushion foam, protecting it from unnecessary wear. This, in turn, increases the "bag life" of the sewn part, enhancing the overall effectiveness of the lumbar support bladder.

The four separate bag parts are die cut, oriented, and stacked at Fabrico's facility in Ontario, CA, and shipped to Alfmeier for final integration into the Mercedes seat. Through its extensive materials sourcing and local manufacturing capabilities, Fabrico offers Alfmeier substantial cost savings and enables the company to provide an uninterrupted supply of locally-manufactured parts to their North America assembly facility.

About Fabrico
Fabrico is the market leader in design and manufacturing services for flexible materials. Fabrico has developed a track record of solving unique challenges and providing sound customer solutions. The company offers a wide range of custom fabrication services including product engineering, material sourcing, prototyping, converting, laminating, complex printing, custom die cutting, rotary die cutting, water jet cutting, laser cutting, assembly, and performance packaging. Fabrico is located in Kennesaw, GA, USA and is a division of EIS. More information is available at www.fabrico.com or by calling 800 351-8273.

About EIS

EIS is a leading distributor of process materials, production supplies, industrial MRO, and value added fabricated parts for the electrical OEM, apparatus repair, and assembly markets. EIS supplies more than 100,000 critical products from 31 branches and 3 fabrication facilities located in North America. EIS, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (NYSE: GPC).

More information is available at www.eis-inc.com.

For more information, contact:

William F. Gotha, Account Manager

WARD HILL MARKETING, INC.

360 Merrimack Street, Bldg. 5, 3rd Floor

Lawrence, MA 01843

USA

TEL: +1 978-794-5441;

FAX: +1 978-688-8418

E-MAIL: wgotha@wardhillmarketing.com

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