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Steinau, 22 April 2015 The Anvis Group has successfully expanded its business in China. Even though such European OEMs as VW and Peugeot still generate more than half of turnover for engine bearings, exhaust system hangers, chassis springs and decoupling systems, the share of turnover produced by Chinese customers rose to 36 percent during the Group’s last financial year. “The working relationship with domestic OEMs has evolved into a profitable partnership,” said Olaf Hahn, the Managing Director of the Anvis Group. In doing so, the world’s leading producer of anti-vibration systems has solidified its ties to Chinese manufacturers. At the same time, European OEMs remain an important partner in China – particularly as a result of the company’s development expertise. “We also draw on the know-how of our parent company, Sumitomo Riko,” Hahn says. For the very first time, the Anvis Group is displaying its entire line of products and services at Auto Shanghai, an international trade fair being held from 22 through 25 April. The company is located at Booth 6B/E413 (German Pavillion) in Hall 62.
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Anvis generated turnover of €65 million in China during the company’s past financial year. Sixty-four percent of this turnover was produced by engine bearings and 13 percent each by chassis systems and hangers. Anvis made 57 percent of its vibration components for European manufacturers and 36 percent for Chinese producers last year. In addition to these automotive products, Anvis produced parts for other industries, including rail system components and pipeline compensators. The share of turnover reached 7 percent.
“The way was cleared by our systematic growth strategy and the investments we made in our factory in China last year,” Hahn said. Using state-of-the-art production facilities, the company can meet the special needs of its individual customers. With its local development and production teams, it can also fulfil the requirements of Chinese automakers. Thanks to their partnership with Anvis, these OEMs can reach global automotive standards more quickly.

Combined service
The Group structure also makes it possible to optimally allocate resources. As a result, project-related production capacities can be expanded and modified as needed. The Sumitomo Riko Development Centre in China plays a key role in basic research. The work required to develop a practical application is conducted by the Anvis Development Department in Wuxi. This produces the right products in a cost-efficient supplier structure for European OEMs as well as Chinese manufacturers. With the help of a broad supplier network in China, all raw materials and components can be acquired in the country. This also improves competitiveness in the local market.
In addition to its products, Anvis employees at Booth Stand XX in Hall XXX of Auto Shanghai are offering insights into production processes, explaining quality standards and providing information about Group-wide capacities and R&D potential. The company is also giving an overview of its global footprint.

About the Anvis Group
Whether engine, gearbox and chassis mounts, or exhaust system hangers 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 14 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 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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