Faurecia Interior Systems is a global automotive equipment supplier. The company counts nearly all of the world s major automakers among its customers. With sales of almost 11 billion in 2005, the group ranks second among automotive suppliers in Europe and ninth in the world. It has more than 60,000 employees in nearly 30 countries that are guardians of the company s experience in the design and production of six major vehicle modules, namely seats, cockpits, door panels, acoustic packages, front ends and exhaust systems. Faurecia passes on this expertise to its customers by forging an ever-closer working relationship with them throughout the vehicle design, development and manufacturing phases. The group s research and development policy enables it to design and make available to automakers the kind of innovations that set their products apart and that the end-user expects. Faurecia Interior Systems maintains a location in Fountain Inn, S.C.