Avanzar is a joint venture between SAT, Adient and Yanfeng, operating at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas premises in San Antonio, TX since 2005. Avanzar supports Toyota by supplying interior door panel assemblies, head liners and complete seats for Tundra and Tacoma pickup trucks assembled in TX, at a rate of 1,000 units/day. In addition, Avanzar is supplying similar components to the Toyota Tacoma assembly plant in Baja California, Mexico (600 units/day).
Avanzar operates at San Antonio in two main buildings, Process Center (252,676 sq-ft) and JIT Plant (68,230 sq-ft). Our operation is a non-union facility employing more than 900 employees.
Avanzar performs a variety of processes at this locations as part of its finished goods/products to Toyota and utilizing 186 external suppliers. 162 of these are US domestic with 22 international from Canada, Mexico and Asia.
Products Manufactured at AVANZAR:
Complete Seats for TMMTX (JIT Plant)
Complete Seats for TMMBC (Process Center, PC Plant)
Overhead Systems (JIT Plant)
Door Panel Assembly (PC Plant)
Seat Frame Welding (PC Plant)
Injection Molding (PC Plant)
Urethane Foam Manufacturing (PC Plant)
Headliner Substrates (PC Plant)
View more detail on our Capabilities & Processes
Our seat frame assembly department is a modern operation consisting of 20 welding manufacturing cells, in addition to tube benders, torquing stations and smaller sub-assembly stations. All manufacturing cells are automated and welding is performed by up to four Motoman Robots. There are more than 50 robots in total in this department. Utilizing this setup, allows Avanzar to have a controlled high quality seat frame assembly, in-line with the highest product and process safety standards. In these automated cells, the seat frames take shape by joining together our in-house bended/shaped tubes, using our MIG or Spot Welding processes, to the rest of the components, which include mechanisms, wires and many stamped parts received from our reliable suppliers.