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Alba Ultralightweightseat

The future in lightweight construction


Hardly any technical achievement is as important as lightweight construction. Lightweight construction promotes sustainability, protects the environment and the climate – whether driving a car or flying.

The Ultralightweightseat, co-developed by Alba, with a total weight of only around 10 kg, shows how lightweight construction can look in the future.

Alba Ultralightweightseat

Behind the scenes

In only 7 months to the light construction

As part of a 7-month project, Alba developed the virtual and hardware prototype of an Ultralightweightseat together with vehicle developer csi-entwicklungstechnik and management consultancy AMC.

Alba Ultralightweightseat

Manufacturing and tooling technologies for the mobility of the future

New type of tool-concept

The ultralight construction of the seat is based on the consistent use of the latest technologies. The award-winning lightweightseat is around 20 percent lighter than competing products. In order to realize the lightweight concept, Alba developed innovative manufacturing and tooling technologies for ultralight PU moulded foam parts and fiber tiles. In addition, a new tool concept for hybrid carbon fiber composite lightweight construction on single strands and for lightweight sandwich-cladding-parts from Alba specifically designed for the Ultralightweightseat. The concept is rounded off by the use of metal and plastic 3D printing as well as sustainable and highly heat-conductive seat cover fabric. In addition to the lightweight construction record, the prototype shows what is feasible in the seating area beyond the established modular systems. The seating concept is conceivable for hypercars, sports cars or future air taxis.

Alba as a visionary in lightweight construction

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Alba awarded for prototypes

Multiple awards

In addition to the current award with the German Design Award, the Ultralightweightseat has already won the German Innovation Award in the categories “Automotive Technologies” and “Design Thinking” as well as the Altair Enlighten Award in the category “Future of Lightweighting” - this award recognizes every year the greatest weight savings in vehicle construction.


For more information about the Ultralightweightseat have a look at our factsheet.


Andreas Moser
Project & Sales Manager
Phone: +43 6454 7800-6201
Mobile: +43 664 1825925

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