ADVICS Co., Ltd.

Company Profile

■URL

http://www.advics.co.jp/eng/index.html

■Address

2-1, Showa-cho, Kariya-shi, Aichi-ken, 448-8688, Japan

Business Overview

-The Company is a subsidiary of Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., a company which is partly owned by the Toyota Group.
-It is a specialized brake system manufacturer in the Aisin Group, which is led by Aisin Seiki.
-The Company was established jointly by Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., Denso Corporation, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., and Toyota Motor Corporation in 2001.

Shareholders

-Unlisted Company (As of Apr. 28, 2016)
Company Ratio of shareholding (%) Ratio of shareholding (%)
(*September 2016-)
Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. 55 51
Denso Corporation 18 34
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. 18 6
Toyota Motor Corporation 9 9
Total 100 100

* In April 2016, Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. (Aisin), Denso Corporation (Denso), Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (Sumitomo Electric) and Toyota agreed to increase the capital and adjust the share-holding ratio of Advics. In September 2016, Advics will issue new stocks of JPY 10.338 billion through third-party allocation with Aisin, Toyota, and Denso underwriting the sale. At the same time Sumitomo Electric will transfer a portion of its holdings to Denso. (From a press release on April 28, 2016)

Products

Brake systems
Safety
-ABS: Anti-lock Brake Systems
-BA: Brake Assist
-ESC: Electronic Stability Control
-AEBS: Autonomous Emergency Brake System


Comfort
-ACC: Adaptive Cruise Control
-A-TRC: Active Traction Control
-HAC: Hill-start Assist Control
-DAC: Downhill Assist Control


Environment
-Regenerative brake systems

Components
ABS & ESC
-ABS modulators
-ESC modulators
-Integrated hydraulic boosters

Actuations
-Brake boosters & Master cylinders with brake assist
-Load sensing proportioning valves

Foundations
-Disc brakes
-Drum brakes

Parking brakes
-Electric parking brakes
-Foot release parking brake pedals

History

Jul. 2001 Established with registered capital of 1 billion yen.
Oct. 2001 Commercial operations started.
Jan. 2002 Established ADVICS North America, Inc. in USA
Feb. 2002 Won a contract from GM to supply full brake systems for the Hummer H3.
Apr. 2003 Acquired two U.S. facilities from Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. and established both ADVICS Manufacturing Ohio, Inc and SAFA L.L.C.
May 2003 Established ADVICS Asia Pacific Co., Ltd. in Thailand
Sep. 2003 Established PT. ADVICS Indonesia in Indonesia
Feb. 2004 Established ADVICS Tianjin Automobile Parts Co., Ltd. in China
Nov. 2004 Established ADVICS Guangzhou Automobile Parts Co., Ltd. in China
Jan. 2005 Acquired ISO14001 certification
Dec. 2005 Established ADVICS Taiwan Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. in Taiwan
Sep. 2006 Started mass production of world's first electric parking brake (EPB) system with a shift linked function. The EPB was featured on the the Lexus LS460.
Oct. 2006 Started mass production of the next-generation ABS ADS-A2 and ESC ADS-V2G  for the new Toyota Corolla.
Sep. 2007 Launched mass production of the world's first Crawl Control Systems for the new Toyota Land Cruiser.
Apr. 2008 Established ADVICS Europe Office in Belgium.
May 2008 Launched mass production of of ESC systems in the U.S.A.
July, 2008 ADVICS Tianjin Automobile Parts Co., Ltd. merged with Tianjin AISIN Automobile Parts Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2008 Started mass-production of the world's smallest and lightest ESC modulator (ADS-V2P) for the new Toyota iQ.
May 2009 Started mass-production cars with regenerative brake system.
Nov. 2009 Started delivering control brake to Nissan Motor (ADS-V2G).
Apr. 2010 Acquired Kariya plant and AS Brake Systems Inc. from Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.
July 2010 Acquired AISIN Brake & Chassis Inc. from Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. and altered its company name to ADVICS Manufacturing Indiana, L.L.C.
June 2011 Established ADVICS Changzhou Administration Co., Ltd. in China.
July 2011 Established ADVICS Fuzhou Automobile Parts Co., Ltd. in China.
Aug. 2011 Established ADVICS Europe GmbH in Germany.
Dec. 2011 Established ADVICS Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Thailand.
Apr. 2012 Established ADVICS Yunfu Automobile Parts Co., Ltd. in China
Aug. 2012 Established ADVICS North India Private Limited and ADVICS South India Private Limited in India.
Sep. 2012 Acquired ISO9001, ISO/TS16949 certification.
Nov. 2013 Awarded the Deming Prize.
Mar. 2014 Established ADVICS Manufacturing Czech s.r.o. in Czech Republic.
Established ADVICS Automotiva Latin America LTDA. in Brazil.
Established ADVICS South Africa (Pty) Ltd. in South Africa.
Jun. 2015 Constructed the building of Technical center.
Jan. 2016 Constructed the Handa Plant.

Supplemental Information 1

Major Business Segments and Products of the Aisin Group

  Drivetrain related Brake &
Chassis
related
Body
related
Engine
related
Information related
Aisin Seiki -Automatic transmissions for commercial cars
-Automated manual transmissions
(control systems)
-Clutches
-Brakes
-Suspension systems
-Steering systems
-Power sliding doors
-Power seats
-Door latches
-Sunroofs
-Water pumps
-Oil pumps
-Variable valve timings
-Intelligent parking assists
-Parking assist systems
-Front and side monitors
Aisin Takaoka -Flywheels -Brake disc rotors -Door beams -Exhaust manifolds -
Aisin Chemical -Friction materials for clutches -Brake pads -Spray type damping materials -Cooling fans -
Aisin AW -Automatic transmissions for passenger cars
-Hybrid systems
- - - -Navigation systems
Aisin AI -Manual transmissions
-Automated manual
transmissions
(body)
- - - -
The Company - -Brake systems - - -

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