Profile: TRW Automotive Holdings Corp (TRW.N)

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TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (TRW Automotive) is a supplier of automotive systems, modules and components to global automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and related aftermarkets. The Company’s operations encompass the design, manufacture and sale of active and passive safety related products. Active safety related products principally refer to vehicle dynamic controls (braking and steering), and passive safety related products refer to occupant restraints (airbags and seat belts) and safety electronics (electronic control units and crash and occupant weight sensors). It operates its business along four segments: Chassis Systems, Occupant Safety Systems, Electronics and Automotive Components.

Chassis Systems

The Company’s Chassis Systems segment focuses on the design, manufacture and sale of product lines relating to steering, foundation brakes, modules, brake control, and linkage and suspension. Its steering gears and systems include electric power steering systems, electrically powered hydraulic steering systems, hydraulic power and manual rack, and pinion steering gears, hydraulic steering pumps, fully integral commercial steering systems, commercial steering columns and pumps. Its foundation brakes include front and rear disc brake calipers, drum brake and drum-in-hat parking brake assemblies, rotors, drums and electric park brake systems. Its modules include brake modules, corner modules, pedal box modules, strut modules, front cross-member modules and rear axle modules. Brake controls include four-wheel anti-lock braking systems, electronic vehicle stability control systems, actuation boosters and master cylinders, electronically controlled actuation and brake controls for regenerative brake systems. Its linkage and suspension include forged steel and aluminum control arms, suspension ball joints, rack and pinion linkage assemblies, conventional linkages, commercial steering linkages and suspension ball joints. It sells its Chassis Systems products to OEMs and other Tier I suppliers. It also sells these products to the global aftermarket through both OEM service organizations and independent distribution networks.

The Company competes with Advics, Bosch, Continental-Teves, JTEKT, Nexteer and ZF.

Occupant Safety Systems

The Company’s Occupant Safety Systems segment focuses on the design, manufacture and sale of airbags, seat belts, steering wheels and occupant restraint systems. Its airbags include driver airbag modules, passenger airbag modules, side airbag modules, curtain airbag modules, knee airbag modules, single and dual stage airbag inflators. Its seat belts include retractor and buckle assemblies, pretensioning systems, height adjusters, active control retractor systems. Its steering wheels include a range of steering wheels from base designs to leather, wood and heated designs, including multifunctional switches and integral airbag modules. It sells its Occupant Safety Systems products to OEMs and other Tier I suppliers. It also sells these products to OEM service organizations.

The Company competes with Autoliv, Takata and Key Safety.


The Company’s Electronics segment focuses on the design, manufacture and sale of electronics components and systems in the areas of safety, radio frequency (RF), chassis, driver assistance and powertrain. The Company’s safety electronics include front and side crash sensors, vehicle rollover sensors, airbag diagnostic modules, weight sensing systems for occupant detection. Radio frequency electronics include remote keyless entry systems, passive entry systems, advanced theft deterrent systems, direct tire pressure monitoring systems. Chassis electronics include inertial measurement units, electronic control units for electronic anti-lock braking and vehicle stability control systems and electric power steering systems, integrated inertial measurement unit/airbag diagnostic modules. Its powertrain electronics include electronic control units for medium- and heavy-duty diesel-powered engines. Driver assist systems include active cruise control systems and lane keeping/lane departure warning systems. It sells its electronics products to OEMs and to its Chassis Systems segment (braking and steering applications). It also sells these products to OEM service organizations.

The Company competes with Autoliv, Bosch, Continental-Teves and Nippondenso.

Automotive Components

The Company’s Automotive Components segment focuses on the design, manufacture and sale of body controls, engine valves, and engineered fasteners and components. Its body controls include electronic heating and air conditioning controls and displays; integrated electronic center panels with capacitive switching; modular steering column controls with integrated steering angle sensors and rain sensors; man/machine interface controls and switches, including a range of automotive ergonomic applications. Its engine valves include engine valves and valve train components. Its engineered fasteners and components include engineered and plastic fasteners and precision plastic moldings and assemblies. It sells its automotive components products to OEMs and other Tier I suppliers, and to non-automotive markets and customers. It also sells these products to OEM service organizations. In addition, it sells engine valve and body control products to independent distributors for the automotive aftermarket.

The Company competes with Delphi, Eaton, ITW, Kostal, Nifco, Raymond, Tokai Rika and Valeo.

Company Address

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp

LIVONIA   MI   48150
P: +1734.8552600
F: +1302.6365454

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