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.