Tachi-s (Tachikawa Spring Company) established its roots in Tachikawa, Tokyo in April 1954 making springs for automotive seating. Since that time, its products have grown to include automotive seats, frames, mechanisms, foam and soft trim. Combining all of these components into complete seat systems, our parent company has become the largest independent seat supplier in Japan, supplying to nine of the eleven Original Equipment Manufacture's (OEM'S) in Japan. As the company's products began to grow and change, so did its name, hence the name Tachi-S Co. Ltd. Many people wonder what the “S” in Tach-S stands for. Actually, it is believed to have three different meanings:
In 1986, Tachi-S Engineering USA, Inc. (TSE) was founded as a 100% subsidiary of Tachi-S Co., Ltd.Starting with only three members and a one-office suite, they have grown to over 100 employees and now occupy 37,000 square foot building.Originally, TSE was established to develop and support the joint-venture companies; however, over time they have evolved into a full service design, engineering, prototype and testing company for automotive seating.The current customer list includes various OEM's, Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers and continues to grow as they continue to increase their business in the United States.
Tachi-S has a 60 year history as a company that creates inspiration.They work with major automakers as an independent seat maker, delivering 2.4 million seats to the global market each year.Through its seats, Tachi-S has inspired customers around the world.Seats are becoming more important as a key inspirational element in the presentation of a car.As a seat manufacturing company, Tachi-S hopes to continue delivering an inspiring experience for its customers.
At Adient, every year we supply automotive seats and components for more than 25,000,000 cars
With one in every three seats in the world coming from our facilities, we work with all major automakers and vehicle classes. And in an industry that spans continents, we're truly a global presence. Through meticulous orchestration, we work to deliver the right products at the right time – and are always right where our customers need us to be.
We've been committed to getting things precisely right since the start. It's how we create superior products for our customers and their end-consumers. And it's why, in just over 30 years of partnering with automakers, we are the leader in the $70 billion automotive seating industry – with nearly double the global market share of our closest competitor. Today, as an independent public company, we have the ability to reinvest in our core business, quickly capitalize on emerging trends and sharpen our focus on innovation – in automotive seating and beyond.
Designing and developing tomorrow's seating today
We challenge ourselves to anticipate what our customers will need next. We're helping to conceive the first generation of autonomous vehicles. And as an advanced manufacturer of lightweight components, we're promoting sustainable driving experiences around the globe. Our one-step-ahead mindset keeps us focused on the future. And ensures our place as an industry leader.