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WAREHOUSING & PACKAGING

"We're back and committed to investing and growing
the business again." -Byron Foster, executive vice president

Making a Name

ADIENT LEVERAGES ITS STRENGTHS AS A FORMER
DIVISION OF JOHNSON CONTROLS TO SERVE ITS
AUTOMOTIVE CUSTOMERS.
>ADIENT

// Adient's 230 manufacturing facilities in 33
countries produce seats and components for
more than 25 million cars worldwide.

BY CHRIS PETERSEN

After decades of being part of one
of the world's largest and most successful
automotive interiors manufacturers, the
company that is now known as Adient is
getting the opportunity to make its own
name in the automotive industry, and
Executive Vice President Byron Foster
says the company is making the most of
that opportunity.
"We're back and committed to
investing and growing the business
again," Foster says.

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Originally a division of leading automotive component and HVAC manufacturer Johnson Controls concentrating
on automotive seating systems, Adient
was spun off into an independent company in 2016 after Johnson Controls
chose to divest itself of its automotive
divisions. According to Foster, the entire
process took about a year, culminating
in Adient's first day as an independent,
publicly traded company (ADNT) on
Oct. 31, 2016.
Even without the connection to

-------------------------------------- [ PROFILE ]
Adient
www.adient.com
Headquarters: Detroit
Employees: 75,000
Specialty: Automotive seat systems and
components
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Johnson Controls, Adient remains a
formidable presence in the automotive
market on its own. The company says
it remains the leader in the automotive


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