RECARO SPORT SEAT PLATFORM WINS AT THE INNOVATION PRIZE PLUS X AWARD

Because of its backrest made out of carbon, the weight of the RECARO Sport Seat Platform could be reduced significantly compared to conventional car seats. This was one of the arguments, which convinced the jury of the Plus X Award. (Images © RECARO Automotive Seating)

Because of its backrest made out of carbon, the weight of the RECARO Sport Seat Platform could be reduced significantly compared to conventional car seats. This was one of the arguments, which convinced the jury of the Plus X Award. (Images © RECARO Automotive Seating)

Innovation, High Quality, Design and Ergonomics – the RECARO Sport Seat Platform (RSSP) has succeeded in four categories at the Plus X Award 2016. The Award, now in its 13th year, is one of world’s biggest innovation prizes for technology, sports and lifestyle products. “Four Seals of Quality for our RSSP – this is a great tribute to the hard work of the entire RECARO team, and also a clear signal that we’ve chosen the right priorities in concentrating on the development of lightweight design, modularity and personalization,” said Elmar Deegener, Vice President at Johnson Controls and General Manager of RECARO Automotive Seating. “As a division of the leading global automotive supplier Johnson Controls, we’re setting new standards with the RECARO Sport Seat Platform.” Award winners are selected by an international group of independent experts from 27 sectors, who judge the products from a variety of perspectives.

With these accolades, the experts have affirmed the benefits of the RECARO seat. Its innovative lightweight design relies not only on a separation between load-bearing structure and design shell – which allows different seat variants on the same basis – but also on a special mix of materials and an integration of functions: making the backrest out of carbon saves weight, while its slim design makes the RSSP particularly compact. “Another huge affirmation was the recognition given to our Sport Seat Platform’s ergonomics, which is the Alpha and Omega for us as a seating manufacturer,” said Deegener. “Through our many decades of manufacturing seats, we’ve acquired an extraordinary expertise in this area, which has flowed into the development of this seat. True to our motto of ‘form follows human,’ the contouring of every RSSP model follows the human anatomy.”

No problem for the specialists from RECARO: Doing the upholstery for the RSSP is very demanding. The extraordinary production quality also really impressed the jury of the Plus X Award. (Images © RECARO Automotive Seating)

No problem for the specialists from RECARO: Doing the upholstery for the RSSP is very demanding. The extraordinary production quality also really impressed the jury of the Plus X Award. (Images © RECARO Automotive Seating)

RECARO Sport Seat Platform Seal of quality Plus X Award 2016

RECARO Sport Seat Platform Seal of quality Plus X Award 2016

Made for super sportscars: The RECARO Sport Seat Platform in the „Sport Extreme“ variant combines lightweight design, modularity and personalization and was therefore awarded with the Plus X Award in the categories Innovation, High Quality, Design and Ergonomics. (Images © RECARO Automotive Seating)

Made for super sportscars: The RECARO Sport Seat Platform in the „Sport Extreme“ variant combines lightweight design, modularity and personalization and was therefore awarded with the Plus X Award in the categories Innovation, High Quality, Design and Ergonomics. (Images © RECARO Automotive Seating)