Short history

1965

Anders Westerlind started up fashion production in Lisbon Portugal. Company was named Alva which later on became the name of the airbag divisions.

1982

New production plant created in Tunisia.

1997

First airbag lines were set up in Portugal.

2000

Fashion production phased out in Portugal and first airbag line set up in Tunisia.

2008

Economic down-turn hit Alva hard. Sales almost halved.

2009 - 2011

Years of recovery. Output will in year 2012 reach same level as before the crisis.