Seating Trim Retainers

COBA Automotive is proud to manufacture one of the largest ranges of automotive seating trim retainers in Europe with over 2000 approved parts. Our trim retainers offer adaptable fastening solutions for automotive seating systems. Primarily used as clip-and-lock systems to fasten covers securely onto the seat frame, a huge range of shapes and types are available.

We design, prototype and manufacture bespoke retainers for specialist applications often with custom plastic mixes and co-extruded materials. We can punch, laser and add print or sew marks onto our retainers in-line saving time and cost, a number of value-adding operations are also available.

J Trim Retainers

The J retainer (also known as Hook or Clip) is the classic seating retainer. The fish hook shape allows the part to lock into place easily. We can create bespoke designs to match your application, even a small change can drive weight and cost savings.


Arrow Trim Retainers

Arrow-shaped retainers that can be produced in a number of different variations, according to the seat trim channel requirements. One-sided arrow shapes, double arrow shapes, or other common arrow shapes can be extruded in different materials and sizes to click easily into the trim channel.

Squirrel Trim Retainers

Squirrel retainers are applied to achieve a sturdy and flat cover ending on the headrests of rear seats. They help to define the trim line and provide added impact protection.

F Trim Retainers

F-shaped retainers are primarily used as part of the backrest closing solution when clicked into certain J-shaped retainers. Bespoke ending shapes such as a sphere, or semi-circle are popular choices, and can be pushed directly into trim channels.

U Trim Retainers

The U Retainer serves as an edge protector, and can clip directly onto metal wire. Commonly used on the under-side of the front seats, the U-shape makes it an ideal profile for bonding with a fleece flange as a COBAflex® part.

C Trim Retainer

C-shaped seating trim retainers are one of our more specialist fastening profiles, generally used to clip into another retainer, we offer C retainers in a range of material options.

L Trim Retainer

L-shaped trim retainers work similarly to Barbed Strip profiles with the added benefit of providing a flat finish, making them ideal as an edge fastener.

Other Trim Retainers

Some of our more specialist seating retainers are ideal for custom solutions. These include Barbed Strip, Stick Profiles, End Profiles and some flexible or folding trim retainers. Get in touch to see how we can help you develop a bespoke solution for your project.

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