GST intend to undertake a two-phase transfer plan of first the cutting and then the finishing operations. In the meantime, they will set about integrating management teams, processes and communications.

GST Autoleather are headquartered in Southfield, Michigan and have tanning and finishing operations in China, Mexico and Argentina as well as a sales, cutting and quality control network around the world.

Seton have leather processing operations in Costa Rica, Germany and South Africa as well as cutting, R&D and sales operations located in the USA, Hungary, China, Japan and South Korea. Seton, who are also a global supplier of automotive and furniture upholstery leathers, are headquartered in West Bloomfield, Michigan.