Takata Shiga, Japan (1933 ) |
Petri Aschaffenburg, Germany (1899 )
Tokyo, Japan |
steering wheels |
Child Restraint Systems
Number of employees
35,000 World wide |
11,000 in Europe
Petri AG was founded in Aschaffenburg in 1899 by Richard Petri and started to produce steering wheels and interior trims. Richard Petri founded the first plant (Plant 01) in Aschaffenburg, which is now the European Headquarters of Takata-Petri. Later, Petri's firm expanded further and added other plants for the production of plastic parts, like the Plant 02 in Nilkheim, near Aschaffenburg and Plant 03 in Albertshausen, near Bad Kissingen. Steering wheel production is still located in Aschaffenburg. Other plastic components and interior trims are mostly produced in Albertshausen. Aside from these plants, Petri also founded some research and assembly plants later on. In 1981, Petri AG developed and produced the first airbag system in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz. In 2000, Japanese competitor Takata Corporation acquired Petri AG, forming the subsidiary Takata-Petri, renamed Takata AG in early 2012.
- History, Takata Corporation website.
- www.takata.com – Official website