By acquiring Columbia Engineered Rubber, Datwyler will be able to offer US customers local engineering and prototyping services for rubber components. The purchase price was not disclosed. Columbia Engineered Rubber specialises in the engineering, manufacturing, sales and distribution of custom rubber components and has long-standing relationships in the American automotive industry. The company employs approximately 70 people and generates annual revenue of almost CHF 25 million (~ EUR 20.7 million). Columbia Engineered Rubber has a long-term relationship with Datwyler Sealing Solutions (Anhui) Co., Ltd. (former Zhongding Sealtech) in China, which Datwyler acquired in 2012.