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SumiRiko AVS Germany is the “House of Automotive Comfort”

Steinau, 1 April 2017 The start of a joint future began in 2013 with the acquisition of the Anvis Group, the leading development and manufacturer of automotive anti-vibration systems (AVS), by Sumitomo Riko, the Japanese market leader for automotive vibration engineering. As part of a fundamental shift in global mobility, the deal represented a far-sighted step designed to actively help shape the direction of these changes.

“Our Vision 2020 lays the foundation for an expansion that will produce sustainable growth and create a globally excellent manufacturing company,” said Olaf Hahn, the Managing Director of Anvis Deutschland GmbH and Executive Officer of Sumitomo Riko. The crucial enhancement work was done with the construction of the new Anvis headquarters in 2015 and integration into the international Group structure. “On 1st of April 2017, we take the next step in the integration process,” Hahn said. The “House of Automotive Comfort” will combine not just the experience, know-how and innovative power of a global technology leader for automotive anti-vibration systems under one roof.

A new name will also be displayed on the door: The Anvis Group is becoming SumiRiko AVS Germany GmbH. “In this final step of the integration process, we are developing one truly visible entity that has a clear portfolio and is sending a strong signal about its ability to create innovative solutions for use in the mobility of tomorrow in part by applying expanded, globally available resources in research and development,” Hahn said.

The history of Sumitomo Riko began in the industrial city of Yokkaichi City, Japan, in 1929. The company’s expertise in the areas of rubber processing and vibration engineering grew rapidly. Innovations and the continuous refinement of the product portfolio to meet customers’ needs turned Sumitomo Riko into a global market leader. The Group’s expansion into worldwide automotive regions began in 1988 in North America.
Sumitomo Riko laid the key milestone for its expansion in the European market by acquiring a 100 percent stake in the Anvis Group in 2013. Innovativeness and the continuity of customer relationships that have been maintained for years flow into the centre of expertise for automotive vibration engineering.

About the Sumitomo Riko Group

In addition to the Japanese company, the Sumitomo Riko Group also includes the Anvis Group and the Italian company Dytech. The group has 105 production sites in 23 countries. With 12 research and development centres globally, the group develops innovative solutions for the mobility of the future. The products range from anti-vibration systems such as engine, gearbox and chassis mounts, exhaust system hangers and vibration dampers as well as hose systems to components made of polyurethane such as engine covers. The group generates a turnover of €3.3 billion annually.

About the Anvis Group

From engine, gearbox, and chassis mounts to exhaust system hangers and vibration dampers, Anvis components are installed in all parts of automobiles. The company’s main focus is the development of anti-vibration systems, i.e. systems to decouple vibrating parts in vehicles. The group generates a turnover of more than €300 million at its 13 sites around the world. Its customers mainly include leading automobile manufacturers such as the VW Group, BMW, Daimler, Renault-Nissan or General Motors. The company also has expertise in other industries such as the rail and aviation industry. In 2013, the Anvis Group was taken over in full by Sumitomo Riko Company Limited (formerly Tokai Rubber Industries). Sumitomo Riko is the global market leader in the automotive vibration technology sector.
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