The years 1971 to 1998


  • Founding of Klinger Automotive Ltd. in Skelton/GB, ElringKlinger (United Kingdom) Ltd.


  • Elastomer Technology/Modules division established
  • US factory opened in Livonia (near Detroit), USA (ElringKlinger of North America Inc.)
  • New plant built and inaugurated in Toluca, Mexico (ElringKlinger Mexico S.A. de C.V.)
  • Founding of ElringKlinger Motortechnik GmbH, Idstein
  • Founding of ElringKlinger S.p.A, Mazzo di Rho (near Milan), Italy
  • New plant built and inaugurated in Redcar: ElringKlinger (UK) Ltd, United Kingdom
  • ElringKlinger do Brasil Ltda. opened in Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil


  • Founding of Elring Kunststoff-Technik GmbH, Bietigheim, from former plastics technology unit


  • Elring GmbH merges with Automotive Division of Richard Klinger GmbH to form ElringKlinger GmbH


  • Founding of a joint venture, Changchun Elring Gaskets Co. Ltd. in China
  • Establishment of Thermal and Acoustic Shielding Systems division


  • Founding of a joint venture, Jeil Elring Co. Ltd. in Changwon/South Korea


  • Elring sets up a joint venture, Elring Gaskets (PTY) Ltd. in Johannesburg, RSA


  • Elring acquires shares in the company Guma S.A. in Spain, now ElringKlinger S.A.