TROY, Mich. -- Collins & Aikman Corp. has entered into a multi-year agreement to supply floor and acoustic systems, engine acoustic products and interior components for the 2001 GM Vivaro Van, Vivaro Combi and Vivaro Bus vehicles.

The components supplied include: the dash insulator, air bag component insulation, battery cover, clutch cover insulation, front floor carpet and polyurethane flooring, middle and rear floor carpet and EVA-based laminated floormats (bus and combi only), and medium density fiberboard mat (van platform).

The acoustic systems will be produced at Collins & Aikman's St. Neots, U.K., facility, while the floor systems will be manufactured at Collins & Aikman's Newcastle-under-Lyme, U.K., facility. Final assembly for the vehicles will be at GM's Luton, England, facility beginning in March 2001.

“We're extremely pleased to have been awarded this important new business from GM,” said Brian Batey, president of Collins Aikman's European Interior Systems Division. “As evidenced by new contracts such as this, Collins & Aikman continues to strengthen its European position by providing high-quality, value-added systems to our customers worldwide.”