Minda Industries to acquire German lighting design and engineering company
Delvis GmbH business is built around the German automotive industry, in particular, the Volkswagen Group
Minda Industries (MIL), the flagship company of the UNO Minda Group, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% equity of Delvis GmbH, an automotive lighting, design and engineering company. The enterprise value of the German company along with its two subsidiaries (Delvis Solutions and Delvis Products) is 21 million euros (Rs 163 crore). The transaction, funded by a mix of debt and equity, is expected to be concluded in the next two months.
Delvis GmbH, which was set up in 2002, is currently led by managing directors Mario Wanninger and Matthias Ablen. The business is built around German automotive industry, in particular the Volkswagen Group. Delvis is among the top players with state-of-the-art lighting technology and works closely with German OEMs (Volkswagen/Audi/Porsche) in pre-development activities for high-end platforms, which deploy the next level of technologies.
Solutions provides on-site engineers to the Volkswagen Group for testing and validation and also hosts electronic test benches of Audi for testing and validation activities. The company also caters to other OEMs and European Tier 1 suppliers in pre-development and new product development. Three years ago, the company started supply of its flagship product -- logo projectors and logo beamers -- to its clientele in Germany.
For Minda Industries, the acquisition is part of its strategy to both increase and acquire technological capabilities in existing product lines like automotive lighting. This acquisition is expected to deliver considerable synergies for growth of lamp business in India and enhance its product offerings to OEMs.
NK Minda, CMD, Minda Industries, said, “The automotive lighting industry has seen a major shift in technology with the advent of LED-based lighting products. While the global markets had migrated to LEDs eight to 10 years ago, the India market is now demanding this technology. This acquisition would help us bridge this gap with cutting-edge technology that Delvis has to offer to global markets.”
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