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1 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Avon Automotive News Management Led Buyout. On August 21st Avon Automotive closed its management-led buyout with Avon Rubber p.l.c., acquiring the firm's automotive division with a renewed commitment to outstanding product quality and customer service. Avon Automotive becomes one of the industry's leading global suppliers of low-pressure hoses for air-induction, fuel and coolant systems as well as vibration-management products. The business generates net annual revenue of approximately $349 million. It primarily serves the automotive, heavy truck, small engine and recreational vehicle industries. Red Diamond Capital is the partner for this transaction. Formed in 2002, Red Diamond Capital is an independent $150 million private equity fund that invests in middle market manufacturing, distribution and service businesses in North America. Through their partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation, one of Japan’s leading businesses, Red Diamond offers a unique mix of strategic resources, industry-focused capital, and management expertise that will help fuel the growth of Avon Automotive.

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3 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Powertrain Mounts Rubber / Metal Mount - used to provide a lower cost mounting Applications: engine / gearbox / differential mounts Passive Hydraulic Mount - used to provide improved ride comfort while maintaining acoustic isolation Applications: engine mounts - transverse and longitudinal installations gearbox mounts - particularly longitudinal installations Semi-active Hydraulic Mounts - used to provide all the benefits of passive hydraulic mount together with improved idle isolation Applications: engine and gearbox mounts- particularly longitudinally installed diesel and direct injection petrol engines. Dual Isolation Mounts -used to provide improved isolation at higher frequencies Applications: can be combined with any of the above mounts - particularly used where secondary isolation of a subframe / cradle is not available Active engine mount - Vibramount® Applications: Combines classic hydraulic performance with patented closed loop active control. The first fully closed loop active mount in production.

4 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Hydraulic Engine Mount – low stiffness range with airspring. Static Stiffness Range: 120 – 210 N/mm Loss Angle tuning range: 5 – 15Hz Passive hydraulic engine mount for in-line or transverse engine applications. Applications: Petrol or Diesel engines

5 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Hydraulic Engine Mount – medium stiffness range with airspring. Static Stiffness Range: 200 – 450 N/mm Loss Angle tuning range: 5 – 15Hz Passive hydraulic engine mount for in-line or transverse engine applications. Applications: Petrol or Diesel engines

6 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Dual Isolation Hydraulic Engine Mount Static Stiffness Range: 200 – 450 N/mm Loss Angle tuning range: 5 – 15Hz Application: Petrol or Diesel engines Dual Isolation devices offer excellent high frequency noise performance with no compromise to the hydraulic performance of the mount.

7 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Semi-Active Gearbox Mount Static Stiffness Range: 150 – 250 N/mm Loss Angle tuning range: 5 – 15Hz Application: Petrol or Diesel-engined vehicles Dynamic 40Hz: Idle up to 50% less than Ride Two state, solenoid-switching, hydraulic gearbox mount providing improved idle refinement with no ride compromise.

8 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Semi-Active Engine Mount Static Stiffness Range: 150 – 400 N/mm Loss Angle tuning range: 5 – 15Hz Application: Diesel or Fuel-stratified engines Dynamic 40Hz: Idle up to 50% less than Ride Two state, electrically switched, hydraulic engine mount providing improved idle refinement with no ride compromise.

9 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Dual Isolation Semi-Active Engine Mount Static Stiffness Range: 350 – 550 N/mm Loss Angle tuning range: 5 – 15Hz Dual Isolation devices offer excellent high frequency noise performance with two state, solenoid-switching providing improved idle refinement with no ride compromise. Application: Diesel or Fuel-stratified engines

10 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Physical Summary: Height 128mm Max Power Required 80 Watts Weight 2.3 kg Output of 120 N Active Mount – VIBRAMOUNT® Passive Performance: Identical performance to hydraulic mount Active Performance: Achieves cancellation using patented control up to 750 Hz Cancellation over up to 20 engine orders Active & Passive elements work synchronously Intelligently adapts to changes in physical vehicle conditions Enables enhancement of vehicle “soundtrack” through emphasis of selected engine orders Mount Off Mount On : Isolation with 4 th Order enhanced to improve “soundtrack” Chassis Vibration Measurements: Mount On : Isolation Mode

11 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Applications: Damper bushes Engine torque rods Low cost suspension arms Applications: Front suspension compliance bushes Rear suspension trailing arm bushes Subframe mountings Applications: High articulation positions Multi-link sports suspensions Applications: Damper bushes Suspension arms, where there is insufficient support for a single bonded bush Suspension Bushes Single Bonded Bushes Provides a low cost pivot Double Bonded Bushes Provides a controlled stiffness pivot Interleaved Bushes Provides a controlled stiffness pivot with low torsional stiffness Hydraulic Bushes Provides damping control

12 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Conventional Suspension Bush Conventional bush used in a vertical orientation in a front control arm.

13 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Triple bonded pivot bush Triple bonded bush used in a vertical orientation in a front control arm. XY Z Static Stiffness (N/mm) X – Y – Z – 1150

14 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Patented Subframe Bush Avon’s patented plastic outer clip design provides significant weight and cost savings whilst providing excellent push out load capability. Displacement mm Load N

15 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Avon ‘Button Bush’ Patent Pending Integral novel design feature provides: Improved Durability Improved Tune-ability Enhanced Stiffness levels (Compared to conventional plastic outers) Lower Cost Reduced Weight (Compared to aluminium) An enhancement over Aluminium Performance and Rates at Plastic Costs. Static Stiffness X = 550N/mm Y = 1600N/mm Z = 850N/mm

16 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Control Arm Suspension Bush Front lower control bush for horizontal application.

17 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Rear Steer Suspension Bush Double bonded bush using nylon outer. Used on torsion beam rear suspension to allow mounting in vehicle at inclined angles. Mount and installation characteristics provide rear steer effect.

18 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT “DURABUSH” Generation 2 Patented Hydraulic Bush Static Stiffness : X: Non - Damped 600N/mm ( ) Y: Damped 600N/mm ( ) Z: Axial 1825N/mm ( ) Vertical or horizontal fix, hydraulically damped, high durability bush - multiple suspension applications. High amplitude decoupling and dynamic tuning via patented “nose” features. High load capability, 45kN. Applications: Control arm Differential mountings Gearbox mounting Subframe mounting Loss Angle tuning Y Direction: 7 – 20Hz

19 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Avon “DURABUSH” Patented Hydraulic Bush Static Stiffness Range Vertical fix: X: 180 – 500 N/mm Y: 180 – 500 N/mm Z: 600 – 1200 N/mm Vertical or horizontal fix, hydraulically damped, high durability bush - multiple suspension applications. High amplitude decoupling and dynamic tuning via patented “nose” features. Applications: Control arm Differential mountings Gearbox mounting Subframe mounting Loss Angle tuning Y Direction: 7 – 20Hz

20 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT The ‘Varibush’ – Suspension tuning made easy, OK easier………. An enabling tool for Customer Design and Development. Allowing quick trial and implementation of your tuning ideas A Dynamic Vehicle Tuning Package in a bush. Readily available Modular / interchangeable assembly Allows tuning of: tri-axial rates snubber clearance snubber characteristics loss angle Avon “Varibush”

21 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Dynamic Absorbers Cost competitive design Simple bushing => more cavities per mould Simple tooling Rapid Introduction Simple tooling => reduced leadtimes Typical Production leadtime 10 weeks Prototype process is identical to production Integral Fail-safe Internal stop integral to mass Applications High and low temperature, chassis and power-train.

22 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Dynamic Absorber Product Matrix 0.03mm0.04mm2g0.03mm 0.04mm1g0.866gTest Input Amplitude (+/-) 15,4kg2.54Kg306g380g15.4Kg2Kg1.5Kg2KgMass 14Hz (Radial) 70Hz- 106(Axiall) 123Hz180Hz (Radial) 14Hz (Radial) 80Hz (Radial) 73Hz (Axial)137Hz (Axial) Resonant Frequency (Hz) KQD KQD H A 7H A 321A 7L H BB KQD500120KQD E X43- 4B148-AE Part No. Rear Chassis Front Subframe Clutch PedalRear Suspension Strut Rear Chassis Gear Box Frame Engine BayRear DiffApplication Production (Radial) Production (Axial) Production PrototypeProduction Design Level T5 TouaregL359B6X400Platform Landrover Discovery VW Transporter VW TouaregLanrover Freelander 2 Off RoaderOff Roader Radial Audi A4Jaguar X Type Vehicle

23 Avon Automotive Vibration Management Systems Business Development +44 (0) April 2007 ACTIVELY DELIVERING REFINEMENT Dr Alex Moulton and Avon Automotive are pleased to announce a new collaboration to develop the next generation of compact hydraulic Moulton Suspension Systems Benefits of the Moulton Unit Compact height and package Lower bonnet line enables improved pedestrian impact performance Improved Ride & Handling Allows interconnection to overcome traditional compromises Allows intelligent control Low energy, maintenance & weight Hermetically contained system No additional pump required ® Current Strut Moulton Unit ® ® Moulton ® Developments Ltd In collaboration with Compact Hydraulic Suspension Systems


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