Message from Chief Representative for Europe
Welcome to the Toray Europe website.
Toray began its European business in 1957, when the first employees were dispatched to Hamburg, Germany. As of 2019, there are 32 group companies spread across 14 European countries.
The Toray Group in Europe is strategically working to expand its business in key growth countries and regions – a course of action that is in line with the long-term and medium-term corporate vision put forward by Toray Headquarters in Japan. Over the last decade, we have actively been promoting mergers and acquisitions in Europe. Thus, the Toray Group acquired Euro Advanced Carbon Fiber Composites GmbH (EACC) in Germany in 2011 and both Zoltek Zrt in Hungary and Composite Materials Italy Srl. in 2014. 2015 saw the addition of Toray Resin Europe GmbH and Greenerity GmbH in Germany, as well as Delta-Tech S.p.A. in Italy, while Toray Advanced Composites Netherlands B.V. was acquired in 2018. In 2019, Toray also announced its plans to set up a new production site for battery separator films (BSF), an important component of lithium-ion batteries. The new plant is scheduled to open its doors in July 2021 and will be part of Toray Industries Hungary Kft. Also in 2019, Toray announced that it had reached an agreement with AB Anders Westerlind to purchase all shares of Alva Sweden AB (“ASE”), a manufacturer of cushions for automotive airbag systems. Toray will acquire ASE along with its two subsidiaries, Alva Confecções SA in Portugal and Alva Tunisia SA in Tunisia.
Today, we are actively expanding our business all over Europe and Northern Africa.
I sincerely hope that you will find our website useful, and that it will deepen your understanding of the Toray Group.
Chief Representative for Europe, Toray Industries, Inc.
President, Toray Industries Europe GmbH