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Sage Automotive Interiors Acquires Apo-Tessile Automotive Seating Assets
5/16/2013 12:00:12 PM


Greenville, S.C. – Sage Automotive Interiors has acquired the automotive fabric manufacturing assets of Poland-based Apo-Tessile with the goal of providing new automotive interior products to the European market. Located in Zary, Poland, the location is ideally suited to supply the automotive cut and sew facilities in Central and Eastern Europe. Operations in the area will be called Sage Automotive Interiors Poland.

“As a global company, establishing a manufacturing footprint in Europe is a primary goal for Sage”, said Dirk Pieper, CEO of Sage Automotive Interiors. “It reinforces our commitment to provide global products on a local basis to our OEM customers”.

While Sage and Apo-Tessile have worked together in the past, this acquisition means broadened support for new business in Europe. Apo-Tessile built a new facility in 2007 and manufactures warp knit, jacquard, and dobby woven products. Apo-Tessile also provides finishing and lamination services for the automotive textile industry. Apo-Tessile will continue serving non-automotive markets independently under the Apo-Tessile name.

Sage Automotive Interiors ( is one of the world’s leading providers of automotive bodycloth—seating, door panel surfaces, and headliners—to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Global offices and manufacturing locations include the U.S., Japan, China, Brazil, Korea, India and Europe. Sage enjoys core strengths in consumer research, sustainability and innovative problem solving for the OEM. Sage’s vision is to be the market leader in design, engineering and technical capability supported by world-class manufacturing. 

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