PARIS – Faurecia SA, the French supplier of seating, instrument panels and interior trim, is following the path of competitor Johnson Controls Inc. with its recently established international design department. With 40 designers and modelers, Faurecia is well behind JCI's 200, but the two companies are believed to be the only suppliers with design departments comparable to those of auto makers. Faurecia worked with Volvo on transparent center console. At Lear Corp., the other major ...

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