Where Ideas Take Shape
ConForm Automotive supplies premium quality sheets, roll goods, and custom thermoformed products to OEM’s and converters primarily in the automotive industry. We are proud to be the only auto supply company that is vertically integrated from fiber to fabric to finished part. In addition to compression molded interior trim and acoustic systems, we also manufacture plastic injection molded products and cut leather sets. Each product is manufactured to the customers’ intended use.
Fibers and Fabrics Engineered For Value
ConForm Automotive is North America’s largest and most innovative manufacturer of needlepunched nonwoven fabrics and polyester staple fibers. We manufacture much of our own polyester fiber, using post-consumer and post-industrial recycled resin in a process we call “Green Manufacturing.” Producing floor carpet using PET fiber that was produced from recycled resin sources is a significant benefit. This effort will result in 6-7 pounds of fiber per car being sourced from recycled resin, and 2 million pounds of recycled resin being used annually for one vehicle program alone. This is a marketable difference from other floor carpet products available.
ConForm Automotive was created through an acquisition of a company called Formed Fiber Technologies by Detroit Technologies Inc.
- Formed Fiber Technologies was established in 1979.
- In 1996, Detroit Technologies was established as a global automotive supplier committed to delivering superior products to customers on time, within budget, and without defects.
- In 1998, Detroit Technologies Inc. and Formed Fiber Technologies formed a strategic alliance.
- In 2003, FFT acquired Color-Fi®,the leading manufacturer of solution dyed polyester staple fiber based in South Carolina.
- In 2004, FFT expanded Color-Fi’s® production line to include polypropylene fiber. This vertical integration assured FFT a reliable and cost-effective supply of raw materials.
- DTI and FFT enjoyed a strong partnership for 15 years before DTI partners purchased FFT in May of 2013.
- Since the acquisition, both DTI and FFT company names remained. The decision to rebrand was necessary to create a united front between DTI and FFT. We brought together two companies with complimentary business strengths to result in the best interior trim provider in North America.
- In 2016, Gissing Group acquired shares of ConForm forming the new global company named ConForm Gissing International. The company continues to offer minority certified products through ConForm Automotive.
Vision: Long Term Solutions
We recognize that our company serves many roles: supplier, buyer, employer, investment, and community member. Our vision is focused on achieving excellence in every aspect of our operations.
ConForm is an innovative technological leader dedicated to customer satisfaction. We strive to continuously improve our products and services to provide superior quality and value
ConForm is a progressive and open company which values each individual’s participation as an important contribution to our collective success.
ConForm is a strong competitor, working hard to be the best in the industry, controlling costs to grow in sales and profits, constantly expanding product offerings, and serving our customers well.
ConForm is a financially sound institution with the strength and stability necessary to support our strategic direction which emphasizes the long-term benefits of investments.
ConForm is a successful, prudent, and efficient company with high ethical and environmental standards. We are responsive to our customers, employees, community, and all stakeholders.
The ConForm Automotive Team
ConForm Automotive’s success is due to the efforts, accomplishments, and dedication of our team members at all levels of the company. Our team members are fully engaged and enthusiastic in their pursuit of the challenges and opportunities that exist every day in manufacturing.
At CFA, we encourage the learning of new skills and the assumption of additional responsibilities throughout the company. Our management team is both visible and accessible, and most importantly, supportive.
ConForm Automotive operates in a very competitive industry. Ideas and suggestions are encouraged at all levels of the company; particularly in the areas of safety, continuous improvement, cost reduction, and efficiency improvements.
Heath & Safety Policy
The management of ConForm-Gissing International is vitally interested in the safety and health of all associates, vendors and visitors at ConForm-Gissing International facilities. Safety & Health is a corporate, business, and personal value equal to or greater than Production, Quality, and any other business objective. Protection of associates, vendors and visitors from injury or occupational disease is a major continuing objective.
Together with all associates, vendors, visitors to our facilities, ConForm-Gissing International has responsibility for health and safety. Safety is a collaborative effort between management and associates.
ConForm-Gissing International has instituted a Safety and Health Management System as an instrument to manage safety and health concerns for the company and drive continuous improvement. ConForm-Gissing International shall responsibly allocate resources to pursue program goals and address deficiencies when identified.
Managers and supervisors are held accountable for the safety and health of the associates under their direction. Supervisors are responsible to ensure that the machinery and equipment are safe and that associates work in compliance with established safe work practices and procedures. Associates must receive adequate training in their specific work areas, and must apply their training, to protect their health and safety.
Every associate must protect his or her own health and safety by working in compliance with the law and safe work practices and procedures established by the Company. In addition, every associate at ConForm-Gissing International should be familiar with the company Safety and Health Management Program and at all times should work in a manner that is consistent with and conforms to the program.
It is in the best interest of all parties to consider health and safety in every activity. Commitment to health and safety is an integral part of this organization, from the CEO to all associates.
ConForm Automotive is an active partner in our communities, participating in numerous organizations such as American Red Cross, United Way, Chambers of Commerce, Life Remodeled, and Crime Stoppers.