Sabelt

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Sabelt S.p.A.
TypePrivate
IndustryAutomotive
Founded1972
FounderPiero Marsiaj and Giorgio Marsiaj
Headquarters
Moncalieri, Turin
,
Italy
ProductsRacing products (seat belts, seats, racewear), oem (seats), special applications (military, aviation, aerospace, transportation)

Sabelt S.p.A. is an Italian company founded in 1972[1] by Piero and Giorgio Marsiaj, that designs and manufactures original equipment (OEM) car seats, seat belts, motorsport products, and seatbelts for military, aviation, and aerospace applications.[2]

Sabelt provides solutions for race car drivers: ultralight racing suits, carbon fiber seats that adapt to the driver and seat belts for cars of all types of racing. From the world of motorsport, it has developed a range of sports seats for the world's top car manufacturers. It designs and manufactures safety belts and seats for vehicles with a strong sporting connotation, dedicated to an advanced and demanding driver, that is sports oriented and has a particular attention to quality. Each seat is designed and created exclusively by Sabelt in collaboration with its customers, the car manufacturers. Sabelt's tailor-made production allows you to create customized products, designed according to the needs of car manufacturers and end customers.

Its main partners are: Ferrari, McLaren, Alpine, Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Maserati and Aston Martin.

Sabelt also develops and implements technologies dedicated to various applications of safety belts in niche markets, such as the military, aviation, aerospace, exceptional transport and many other fields where technical products and customized. Since 2010, Sabelt has been the supplier of Thales Alenia Space Italia for the restraint systems of the Cygnus Orbital-ATK module (belts and nets). The company has been able to reduce the mass of the restraint systems of the space loading module up to 40% of its original weight (about 100 kg of mass reduction obtained thanks to highly technological materials and new geometric designs). It also extended its product portfolio for space by developing new foams used in space operations to optimize cargo storage.

Today Sabelt has 250 employees divided into 2 factories which will become 3 at the end of 2020.

History[edit]

Sabelt was founded in 1972 by Piero and Giorgio Marsiaj to produce seat belts for the car Industry. In the mid 1970s Sabelt began supplying seat belts for Formula 1[3] and WRC. In 1981 safety belts became mandatory for new car models in Italy and few years later[when?] Sabelt opened a plant in Poland. In the mid 2000s, Sabelt supplied seats seats[clarification needed] for Ferrari, McLaren, Alpine, Abarth, Jaguar, and Chrysler.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregoire, Francois-Michel (2006). Who Works in Formula One 2006. Who Works Sports Publications. p. 217. ISBN 9781901711424.
  2. ^ "Sabelt SpA - Company Profile and News". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 8 September 2020.
  3. ^ "New From Sabelt in 2017". Vsport. 19 January 2017. Retrieved 4 December 2019.

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