JBM Group Acquires Major Shareholding In German Auto Major Linde-Wiemann
JBM Group, the USD 1.5 bn conglomerate with business interest in auto systems & assemblies announced that it has acquired major shareholding in Germany based Linde-Wiemann GmbH KG, a leading manufacturer of complex structural components & assemblies to automotive OEM's worldwide. The acquisition brings to the foray a plethora of synergies for JBM Group in the form of new products, global customers, new German technologies that will not only help in expanding the global footprint of the homegrown conglomerate but will also aid in adding strategic value to its Indian operations, thereby increasing the Group's long-term competitiveness.
Linde-Wiemann, headquartered in Dillenburg, Germany, specializes in proprietary technologies in areas such as hot forming, tubular assemblies and usage of alternate materials such as aluminium resulting in lighweighting in auto systems. The company has a strong base of 17 manufacturing plants across 8 countries Le. Germany, US, China, Spain, Turkey, Czech Republic, Hungary and South Africa with an employee strength over 2300 plus. L+W brings in an experience of over 70 years serving global auto OEMs such as BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Porsche, Daimler, Ford, PSA, etc. JBM will also have access to L+W's strengths in domains such as Electric Vehicle components & systems and battery structure & systems.