Aisin Group expanding business operations in Brazil

Apr. 22, 2014

News Release

Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.
Aisin AI Co., Ltd.
ADVICS CO., LTD.


Three companies in the Aisin Group, Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., Aisin AI Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Nishio, Aichi; President: Kazumichi Sugiura), and ADVICS CO., LTD. (Headquarters: Kariya, Aichi; President: Takeshi Kawata) are working to strengthen their business operations in Brazil.

 Aisin Seiki is constructing a new building on the premises of Aisin Automotive Ltda. (hereinafter referred to as "AAL"), an auto body parts manufacturing company established in 2011. The company intends to introduce new die casting facilities and commence production of engine parts and die-cast parts, expanding the range of products it manufactures.

 After receiving orders from customers for overseas manufacture, Aisin AI established the manufacturing company Aisin AI Brasil Industria Automotiva Ltda., and is scheduled to begin local production of manual transmissions.

 ADVICS has received orders for brake systems, and to meet this demand has established the manufacturing company ADVICS Automotiva Latin America LTDA., which will supply systems to automakers.

 The new Aisin AI and ADVICS affiliates will occupy space on the premises of AAL, where the three companies will share resources for efficient intra-Group operation and development of the Group's supply framework in Brazil.

 In the coming days, the Aisin Group will continue expanding business operations overseas, particularly in emerging economies, as we move toward realization of the AISIN Group Vision 2020.

  

*The figures below are calculated at an exchange rate of 45.867 yen to 1 real (current rate as of April 21, 2014).

<Aisin Seiki Summary of existing Aisin Seiki affiliate >

Aisin Automotive Ltda.

1.Established:

July 2011

2.Location:

Itu, São Paulo, Brazil

3.Capital:

258.2 million real (approx. 11.8 billion yen)
Percent owned: Aisin Seiki  100%

4.Representative
Takeshi Osada, President
5.Businesses:
Manufacture and sales of automotive parts
6.Parts manufactured:

(currently) Auto body parts (seat-related parts, door latches, etc.),
(newly added) engine parts (oil pumps, water pumps, etc.)

7.Scheduled start of manufacturing:

manufacture of engine parts to commence February 2016
*Manufacture of auto body parts started in August 2012.

8.Approximate sales:FY2016 forecast approx. 160 million real (approx. 7.3 billion yen)
9.Employees:approx. 200 (as of March 2014)
10.Area occupied:121,000m2 (premises), 23,000m2 (existing building(s)), 16,000m2 (new building)

 

 

 (Ref.)

Aisin Do Brasil Comercio E Industria Ltda.

1.Established:

January 1974

2.Location:

Barueri, São Paulo, Brazil

3.Capital:

32.7 million real (approx. 1.5 billion yen)
Percent owned: Aisin Seiki  100%

4.Representative

Hideki Kawamura, President

5.Businesses:
Manufacture and sales of automotive parts
6.Parts manufactured:

Auto body parts (door frames, door channels, etc.)

7.Start of manufacturing:

January 2003

8.Employees:approx. 180 (as of March 2014)
9.Area occupied:11,700m2 (premises), 450m2 (offices), 6,850m2 (plant)

 

 

<Summary of new Aisin AI affiliate>

1.Company name:

Aisin AI Brasil Industria Automotiva Ltda.

2.Established:

September 2013

3.Location:

Itu, São Paulo, Brazil (on the premises of Aisin Automotive Ltda.)

4.Capital:
20 million real (approx. 920 million yen)
Percent owned: Aisin AI  100%
5.Representative:
Fumihiko Suzuki, President
6.Businesses:

Manufacture and sales of manual transmissions and drive / power train products, etc.

7.Parts manufactured:

Manual transmissions

8.Scheduled start of manufacturing:August 2014
9.Approximate sales:FY2016 forecast approx. 130 million real (approx. 6.0 billion yen)
10.Employees:FY2016 forecast approx. 100

 

 

<Summary of new ADVICS affiliate>

1.Company name:

ADVICS Automotiva Latin America LTDA.

2.Established:

March 2014

3.Location:

Itu, São Paulo, Brazil (on the premises of Aisin Automotive Ltda.)

4.Capital:
5 million real (approx. 230 million yen)
Percent owned: ADVICS 95%, Toyota Tsusho 5%
5.Representative:
Kahiro Kogamoto, President  (ADVICS CO., LTD. Overseas Business Promotion Dept.)
6.Businesses:

Manufacture, sales, import and export of brake products

7.Parts manufactured:

Brake boosters, master cylinders

8.Scheduled start of manufacturing:October 2015
9.Approximate sales:FY2016 forecast approx. 100 million real (approx. 4.6 billion yen)
10.Employees:FY2016 forecast approx. 25