International R&D

KAB Seating is part of the CVG Global Construction division and conducts its research and development (R&D) of seating products in the UK at our factory in Northampton.

Here the Advanced Engineering Team work on new seating concepts and new product introduction programmes.

The team uses 3D CAD design facilities to create and prove innovative seating solutions in a simulated condition before prototype samples are made and physical tests are conducted. This considerably speeds up the process of new product introduction.

The team works in close liaison with the CVG R&D teams located in Columbus, Ohio in the USA and product testing can also be done in-house at these locations.

CVG is uniquely positioned to provide development services, prototyping and production to the commercial vehicle industry. From large-scale mock-ups to component parts, CVGs in-house capabilities provide a single resource for complete product development.

Advanced Product Development
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Competitive Benchmarking and Tear-Down
    • Secure Online Database
    • Full product analysis
      • Digital photos and documentation
      • Dimensions and Weight
      • Cost (product and methods)
      • Material analysis
      • Bill of materials and parts count
  • Benefits
    • Compressed design and development time
    • Reduced design and development costs
    • Estimates and calculations of concept and design variations for cost benefit analysis
    • Improved product design
      • Optimized Costs
      • Durability
      • Functionality
      • Features

Click the link below to see some of the recent concept products which briefly demonstrate the group's capabilities.