Novem Car Interior Design licenses TactoTek technology
IMSE pioneer TactoTek (Oulu, Finland) and trim part supplier Novem (Vorbach, Germany) announced the signing of a license agreement. As a TactoTek licensee, Novem will be able to build innovative and smart 3D surfaces with enhanced functionality and inspire the automotive market with differentiated IMSE-based solutions.
Markus Wittmann, VP of programme management, R&D, and design at Novem: "Novem places great value on developing high-end products with innovative technologies to deliver exceptional customer experiences. Using IMSE technology in the design of vehicle interiors allows us to integrate light and function into surfaces made of wood, fabrics, or high-quality plastics, making them interactive. We have a long-standing partnership with TactoTek, within which we have already worked together on various projects. The licensing agreement is a next step and strengthens our collaboration."
Sami Hyyrylainen, SVP field operations at TactoTek, says: “We have been cooperating with Novem successfully for several years, being delighted with their professionalism and high-quality deliverables. Expanding our cooperation strengthens our IMSE ecosystem with the inclusion of design and engineering partners, and mass production vendors for functional films, this licensing agreement with Novem expands and strengthens our IMSE ecosystem in Germany, and enables series development of IMSE applications into mass production with OEMs."
Novem is a globally leading supplier of decorative interior trim parts for the premium automotive industry. Across the range of key materials such as genuine wood, aluminium, carbon, and premium synthetics, the Company aims to deliver quality, technology, and innovation to a growing customer base, including all major premium carmakers worldwide.
Caption: A licensing agreement seals the long-term partnership between Novem and TactoTek (photo: TactoTek)