Magna gibt Abschluss des Erwerbs von GETRAG bekannt

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AURORA, Ontario, 4. Januar 2016 – Magna International Inc. gab heute bekannt, dass das Unternehmen den Erwerb des GETRAG-Konzerns, einen der weltweit führenden, unabhängigen Anbieter von Kraftfahrzeuggetrieben, abgeschlossen hat.

Die Produktlinie von GETRAG ergänzt das Know-how von Magna Powertrain in Entwicklung und Fertigung und eröffnet neue Wachstumschancen. GETRAG ist Marktführer bei Doppelkupplungsgetrieben („DKG“) - ein Bereich, für den in den nächsten zehn Jahren weltweit eine hohe Wachstumsrate erwartet wird.

„Die Ausdehnung unserer Tätigkeit auf umfassende Antriebsstranglösungen ist eine unserer strategischen Hauptausrichtungen“, sagte Jake Hirsch, Magna Powertrain Präsident. „Wir sind davon überzeugt, dass GETRAG im Hinblick auf Produkte, Technologie, Präsenz, Kunden und Mitarbeiter hervorragend zu uns passt, und wir freuen uns darauf, weiterhin gemeinsam auf dieser Tradition der Innovation aufzubauen.“

GETRAG kann auf eine 80-jährige Geschichte im Bereich der Getriebe und der Technologieführerschaft zurückblicken und bietet eine große Bandbreite von Getriebesystemen an, darunter Handschaltgetriebe, automatisierte Schaltgetriebe, Doppelkupplungsgetriebe sowie Hybrid- und weitere moderne Systeme. Die gemeinsame Produktpalette wird nicht nur die Kompetenz von Magna im Bereich der Antriebsstrangsysteme verstärken, sondern auch weitere Chancen zur vertikalen Integration eröffnen.

„Wir heißen GETRAG und seine circa 14.000 engagierten Mitarbeiter in der Magna-Unternehmensfamilie herzlich willkommen“, sagte der CEO von Magna, Don Walker. „Mit dem Abschluss dieses Erwerbs werden wir weiterhin unsere Konzentration auf eine hochentwickelte Palette strategischer Produktlinien für die Automobilbranche unter Beweis stellen.“

„Mit der Zugehörigkeit zu Magna ist GETRAG sehr gut aufgestellt, noch stärker zu werden“, sagte der CEO von GETRAG, Mihir Kotecha. „Ich gehe davon aus, dass die beiden Unternehmen gemeinsam noch besser in der Lage sind, Chancen zu nutzen, die sich im Bereich des Antriebsstrangs – vor dem Hintergrund der Anforderungen an einen geringeren Kraftstoffverbrauch und verringerte Kohlendioxidemissionen – ergeben.“

Über Magna International

Wir sind ein führender weltweiter Automobilzulieferer mit 305 Herstellungsbetrieben und 95 Zentren für Produktentwicklung, Technik und Verkauf in 29 Ländern. Mit rund 139.000 Beschäftigten konzentrieren wir uns darauf, unseren Kunden durch innovative Verfahren und Weltklasse-Fertigung hohen Mehrwert zu liefern. Zu unseren Produkten gehören Systeme und Module für Karosserie, Fahrwerk, Außengestaltung, Sitze, Antrieb, Elektronik, Sichtsysteme, Schlösser und Dach sowie komplette Fahrzeugtechnik und Auftragsfertigung. Unsere Stammaktien werden an den Börsen von Toronto (MG) und New York (MGA) gehandelt. Für nähere Informationen zu Magna besuchen Sie bitte unsere Webseite unter www.magna.com.

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Pressekontakt:

Tracy Fuerst
Director, Corporate Communications & Media Relations
(248) 631-5396
Tracy.fuerst@magna.com