Lacks Case Studies


See how Lacks partnered with our clients to create some impressive results

Lacks is continually searching for new ways to help our OEM partners expand their imaginations.
Our featured projects showcase how our team of experts were able to turn our clients challenge into award winning applications.

Lacks Applications: RAM 1500

A Culmination of Lacks Innovations

See how Lacks and RAM took the pickup into entirely new finish territory

No vehicle is more representative of the strengths of Lacks engineering, manufacturing and finish beauty than the all-new award-winning RAM 1500. See what happens when automaker and auto supplier decide only the best interior, exterior and wheel trims are good enough.

2019 RAM Program
BMW X5 Interior Lighting

Lighting the Future

See how Lacks is taking interior lighting components in a whole new direction

Lacks is continually searching for new ways to help our OEM partners expand their imaginations. So, when BMW came to us with a problem, we found a solution that not only addressed their packaging and fit needs but also created a new 2-shot, 1-piece backlit design and manufacturing approach that extended the potential of interior lighting throughout the cabin. See how a strong partnership led to innovations beyond expectations.

2019 BMW X5 Program

Design freedom with the rich colors and intricate textures of Chromtec®

See how Lacks delivered six unique wheel designs for two new Toyota vehicles

Lacks took on more than one challenge when partnering with Toyota. We took on six. The automaker needed a half dozen new wheel designs for two new product launches, and Lacks came through with flying Chromtec® colors.

Toyota Wheels Program

A proven partnership

Learn about the interior components we developed for the all-new 2021 Ford F-150

When Ford needed to harmonize the décor of 4 trim levels and 2 special editions of their new F-150, our Plastic Plate division delivered. Using unique 3-D textures and custom color palettes on interchangeable molds, our finishes helped create interiors that truly stand out.

Ford F-150 Program
Lacks Finish Selector Tool

Focused on the Finish

Lacks innovative finish technologies give automakers fresh perspectives on designing with distinction

With our industry-leading electroplating, Spinelle™, Selective Spinelle™ and Tessera® innovations, the world of elegant, unique and durable finish technologies is yours to design from—all of which are available in exterior, interior, wheel and appliance trim systems.

Finish Technologies
Lacks Research and Development Art Wheel

The Pursuit of Perfection

Every day, we’re working to raise the bar

The level of knowledge and experience required to both develop and implement a part’s design is vast. Lacks business application support runs the entire gamut—from industrial design to validation testing—to ensure there’s never a need that can’t be met. We’re always ready for what’s next.

Research & Development