Acquisition of Mahle Motorenkomponenten GmbH completed

 Vienna, 3 April 2017

  • Entry into powertrain segment with takeover of two plants in Germany
  • Additional revenue of around EUR 125 million

  • Further upgrades of both facilities planned

The Frauenthal Group has completed the full acquisition of Mahle Motorenkomponenten GmbH. Frauenthal signed the related agreements with Stuttgart-based Mahle GmbH, one of the world’s leading suppliers to the automotive industry, on 30 January 2017. The transaction was concluded on 31 March 2017 following approval by the competition authorities. The Group has acquired two long-established plants, in Plettenberg (North Rhine-Westphalia) and Rosswein (Saxony), which have a total of 640 employees and in 2016 generated combined revenue of about EUR 125 million. The plants develop and produce forged parts for high load-bearing applications, such as connecting rods, camshafts and distributor boards for the passenger and commercial vehicle industries. Mahle is the market and technology leader in Europe, with a market share of over 30%. Dieter Spitzlay, CEO of Frauenthal Powertrain and formerly the manager of both plants, commented: “Our position as an important part of the Frauenthal Group will open up new opportunities for both locations. We are in a position to enhance our strategy, generate additional growth and deepen the value chain.”  

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Frauenthal signs agreement to acquire Mahle Motorkomponenten GmbH

Vienna, 30.January 2017

  • Entry into power train segment
  • Expansion of passenger vehicle business
  • Transaction expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017 

Today the Frauenthal Group signed agreements for the full acquisition of Germany-based Mahle Motorkomponenten GmbH from Mahle GmbH. Mahle Motorkomponenten GmbH is the European technology leader in the development and production of connecting rods and camshafts for the passenger-vehicle and commercial-vehicle industries. The company has a total of 640 employees at two sites, in Plettenberg (North Rhine-Westphalia) and Rosswein (Saxony), and generated revenue of around EUR 125 million last year. The price was not disclosed.

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