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Steinau, 23 September 2014. Anvis, the specialist in anti-vibration systems, will take part in the leading international trade fair for transport Innotrans in Berlin from 23 to 26 September. This will be the first time that Anvis has appeared together with its parent company. “Together, we are becoming a leading force in the railway solutions sector,” said Olaf Hahn, CEO of the Anvis Group. At Stand 709 covering an area of 60 square metres in Hall 9, Sumitomo Riko (the new name for Tokai Rubber Industries from 1 October) and the Anvis subsidiary Anvis Industry will present numerous products for decoupling train undercarriages and carriages, thus making journeys quieter, safer and more comfortable. These include primary suspension systems such as springs and housings, shock absorbers and stabilisers or secondary suspension systems such as air suspensions. “We hope to achieve significant growth in years to come through the wealth of experience of both companies, especially in the high speed sector,” explained Shigehiro Shibayama, General Manager of the Industrial Products and Materials Engineering Department in Sumitomo Riko. Like two years ago, the organisers of the trade fair are expecting over 120,000 visitors from 140 countries who are looking to find out about railway technology, railway infrastructure, public transport, interiors and tunnel construction.

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The comprehensive range of products is used in high-speed and intercity trains, locomotives, underground railways and trams around the world. Sumitomo Riko manufactures a range of products including anti-vibration components for Japan’s Shinkansen high-speed trains. Anvis Industry supplies components for the TGV and has been working closely with European and international railway manufacturers and operators for decades. With over 100 years’ experience of working with elastomers and expansion joints, the company’s anti-vibration systems are particularly efficient.

Geared up to global competition

Sumitomo Riko’s takeover of the Anvis Group in 2013 has also resulted in significant synergy effects. “We can fall back on the products and know-how of the entire group and offer our customers comprehensive solutions which comply with the relevant national standards and certificates,” said Ludovic DeTernay, CEO of Anvis Industry. For example, the parent company of Sumitomo Riko, Sumitomo Electric, contributes to the group’s overall product portfolio through its comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge of air suspensions for secondary suspension systems. A worldwide sales and production structure has resulted in a “global provider that is competitive in all regions of the world”.

What is more, bundling and synergies in the area of research and development not only guarantee high quality, state of the art solutions but also allow the group to come up with concepts for future mobility systems. “Anvis Industry is pursuing a strategy of further penetrating the European railway markets,” said Olaf Hahn. Demand for Anvis components is great. After all, anti-vibration components and systems are used in all rail vehicles. Anvis Industry is not only a primary supplier for rail vehicles but also provides spare parts with the relevant maintenance systems for railway operators.

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 Sumitomo Riko Company Limited (the new name for Tokai Rubber Industries from 1 October). Sumitomo is the global market leader in the automotive vibration technology sector.

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