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Steinau, 2 September 2014. Anvis is continuing on its growth track with its new headquarters in Steinau. “We are extending capacity by a good 20 percent,” explains Olaf Hahn, Managing Director of the Anvis Group, at today’s symbolic turning of the sod to commence construction. The world leader in the area of vibration-related components and vibration systems is pursuing its ambitious goal to double the turnover of the Anvis Group by the year 2020, for which it requires greater amount of space. “As the mother company in the Group, we are fully committed to this long-term strategy,” declares Mitsuru Watanabe, Vice President of Tokai Rubber Industries (TRI). Tetsu Matsui, Senior Managing Executive Officer Director TRI, likewise sees in the new development in Steinau “a significant step along the growth track.” However, investment of this nature in the site is not only of key importance to the business. “Anvis is providing a considerable contribution for us here locally at the business location of Steinau,” claims the mayor, Malte Jörg Uffeln. The city has already provided support for the excavation work and will also proactively accompany the new construction. Uffeln is delighted that new jobs are being created in his municipality with its favourable transport location on the A66 motorway.

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A three-storey administration building is to be constructed on a site of 2,650 square metres directly across from its previous location. “We are bursting at the seams and need more space,” claims Hahn. There are currently 17 containers on the company site that have been provisionally converted to offices. “We aim to take on another 30 employees by the middle of the coming year,” he says. The new building will then provide a modern working space for 125 employees from a total of 20 nations.

“The concept meets all requirements relating to architecture, energy efficiency, flexibility and economic viability,” explains Carsten Hense, Member of the Board of Goldbeck Süd GmbH. The offices are generously designed and bright, enjoying full daylight that enters through large windows and glass doors. Free and open communication islands offer the opportunity to exchange information quickly and directly. The communication technology concept is also innovative. The building enables work completely free of paper. A specially constructed activity area allows the employees to actively plan their breaks and to relax.

Moreover, individual sensor-controlled workplace lighting, optimised acoustics and patented underfloor heating and cooling give rise to modern workplaces with a sense of well-being. The dining conditions are also altered for the employees due to the partially public company restaurant, which features an outdoor terrace and offers completely fresh meals every day. “We are satisfying all requirements to effectively cope with the challenges of the future,” says Hahn.

When TRI took over full control of the Anvis Group in 2013, a vision was already being followed to further extend the leading role of the experts in antivibration systems. “We shall utilise global synergy effects, as well as expanding capacity and modernising to achieve our goals,” Tetsu Matsui says in describing the clear declaration to further growth. “Together with the Italian company, Dytech, which was also taken over by TRI, we have an excellent portfolio, and not only in the automotive supplier sector.”

Olaf Hahn regards the merging with the corporation and the associated “access to genuine innovations, such as controllable engine mounts” as a strategic advantage. “In Steinau we are also increasing opportunities through a modern development and test centre.” The results and know-how obtained there are used to the benefit of the entire group in its 13 sites throughout the globe.

About the Anvis Group

Whether engine, gearbox and chassis mounts, or exhaust suspensions and vibration dampers, Anvis components are installed in all parts of automobiles. Its main focus is the development of anti-vibration systems, i.e. systems to decouple vibrating parts in vehicles. The group achieves a turnover of over €300 million at its 13 sites around the world. Its customers mainly include leading automobile manufacturers such as the VW Group, BMW, Mercedes, 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 Tokai Rubber Industries (to be called Sumitomo Riko Company Limited from 1 October 2014). Tokai is the global market leader in the automotive vibration technology sector.

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