ALVA - producers of cushions for airbag systems for the automotive and security protection industry

About Us

Company founded in Portugal year 1965 within the fashion industry. Production turned 1997 into manufacturing of sewn airbags, which now is the main activity in both Portuguese and Tunisian operations.


  • The demand for increased production of airbags and cutting service will be met by establishing a new cutting department at the Tunisian location. Production will start in the beginning of year 2017.

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  • In May 2017 the new Cutting department was inaugurated in the town of Soliman in Tunisa. Three laser cutters and one knife cutter are in production working three shifts.

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  • In August 2019 Toray Industries and AB Anders Westerlind (owner of Alva Group) signed a sales agreement of Alva Sweden AB, which is the parent company of Alva Portugal and Alva Tunisia. Toray ( is one of the world's leading suppliers of air bag fabric and a diversity of textile products from fiber to fabrics. Toray has been a supplier to AB Anders Westerlind for more than 30 years and this step brings Toray into airbag production in its ambition to downstream its activity and it brings power to Alva to grow and develop technologies in airbag fabrics, where new challanges have to be met in the automotive transition to autonomous driving.

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