Rising customer demand for leather interiors and seating, increasingly sophisticated designs, and rising hide prices create a complex situation for and between OEMs and their leather parts suppliers. Change is a must for suppliers seeking to meet stricter OEM expectations and secure a place on the value chain. Streamlined workflow, greater production data transparency, and optimized leather use with reliable results and consistent quality are just some of the advantages of automated cutting solutions compared to traditional die presses.

BOOST EFFICIENCY AT EVERY PHASEAutomotive leather upholstery

From flaw identification to nesting to cutting, Lectra’s VersalisAuto was developed to boost the efficiency of each stage of the leather cutting cycle, while providing an accurate view of production-related information. Parts suppliers can respond quickly to Requests for Quotations with competitive and profitable pricing using Versalis’ associated, computerized organization and cut preparation system.

Automated nesting software combines with high-precision scanning and cutting tools to save up to 7% on leather use compared to die presses. Plus, a streamlined workflow – thanks to automatic conveyor advance – increases production capacity and enables suppliers to give their customers the products they want at the highest level of quality. 

Maximize the benefits of a new leather cutting machine. Discover optimized processes and achieve operational excellence goals with Lectra’s expert professional services.

Insights from three of the presenters at this year’s Go Digital VIP automotive leather event : Ronan Noizet from research institute IHS ; New Espace Program Director Gerard Payen from Renault, and international leather expert David Peters. 

See how Lectra is bringing automotive industry players and tanners together to make digital transformation a reality in the cutting room.

Lectra helped ECA make the leap from labor-intensive manual processes to automation, resulting in optimized material usage and reduced manpower requirements.


  • Anticipate production costs, evaluate hide consumption and determine cost-effective hide suppliers thanks to a corresponding software suite integrating powerful production simulation and costing programs.
  • Reduce the risk of production stops with a combination of state-of-the-art technology and predictive maintenance, reporting, and quality control analyses, included in service contracts.
  • Gain greater visibility over the entire process with individual productivity analysis reports which monitor quality, consumption and productivity.