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Sumitomo Riko to Exhibit at Inno Trans 2018, the International Trade Fair for Railway Technology/Innovative Components, Vehicles, Systems

Exhibition at the world’s largest railway industry trade fair to accelerate overseas business development

Sumitomo Riko Company Limited (Headquarters: Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi; President: Tetsu Matsui) will jointly exhibit with Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Chuo-ku, Osaka), the manufacturer of the air spring for railway vehicles and so on, at the Inno Trans 2018 to be held at Messe Berlin / Berlin ExpoCity Center in Germany from September 18 to 21, 2018. Furthermore, SumiRiko Industry France S.A.S. (France), the manufacturer and sales subsidiary of the Group’s railway components, will also attend.
Inno Trans, held every other year, is the world’s largest railway industry trade fair; approximately 3,000 companies and organizations from 60 countries around the world exhibit. The numbers of visitors last time reached more than 140,000 that was a record high level.

Our Group is developing a worldwide 4-pole production bases in the railway business. In addition to Japan, China, and Europe, where production is already underway, full-scale production will also begin in the US in early 2019. Our company’s anti-vibration rubber for rolling stock has been used in every Shinkansen, starting with the opening of the Tokaido Shinkansen in 1964, and we are proud to say we maintain the largest market share in Japan (by our own estimates). Our strength lies in our ability to produce these products—valued highly by the Japanese market—at the same quality around the world.
This year, we aim to introduce our global network, able to handle localization requests for product procurement from customers, rolling stock manufacturers and railway components manufacturers. In addition, by exhibiting products from all companies, we will work to introduce our varied product lineup to existing customers and acquire new customers to expand our global market share.

<Outline of Exhibition>
Exhibition name: Inno Trans 2018 (International Trade Fair for Transport, Technology/Innovative Components, Vehicles, Systems)
Date: Tuesday September 18 – Friday September 21
Place: Messe Berlin GmbH ExpoCenter City, Messedamm 22 D-14055 Berlin
Venue: Messe Berlin/Berlin ExpoCity Center
Booth area: Hall9 / Booth 608

<Overview of the Exhibited Products>
At the booth, we will exhibit our lineup of anti-vibration rubber products for rolling stock including sample of Hydro Bush for which there is high demand from European rolling stock manufacturers.

>> Anti-vibration rubber for railway rolling stock
Anti-vibration rubber for rolling stock is installed to the bogie of trains to significantly reduce vibration generated from the track. Our design technology and special rubber material produced by our polymer materials technology allows these products to feature excellent flame retardancy and weather resistance. Our products are used for various domestic and overseas rolling stock, including the Shinkansen currently in operation in Japan, and contribute to improved safety and ride comfort.

 

About Sumitomo Riko
Founded in 1929, Sumitomo Riko is a manufacturing company headquartered in Nagoya-shi, Aichi,
Japan. We changed our name from Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd. in 2014. In the field of “Automotive
(Mobility)”, we manufacture anti-vibration rubber parts, in which we have a leading global share, as
well as rubber and resin hoses, urethane sound controlling & insulation products, and interior
equipment. We are also applying the technologies we have accumulated in automobile parts
development to expand our business in the fields of “Infrastructure and Housing environment”,
“Electronics”, and “Healthcare”. Utilizing our global network of 106 bases in 23 countries, we aim to
be a “Global Excellent Manufacturing Company” that contributes to the safety, comfort, and
environment of people worldwide.

Contact Information
Sumitomo Riko Company Limited
Public Relations and Investor Relations Department
JP Tower Nagoya 1-1-1, Meieki, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 450-6316, Japan
tel +81-52-571-0259 e-mail kouhou(at)jp.sumitomoriko.com http://www.sumitomoriko.co.jp/english/