Precision Camshafts Ltd. establishes niche manufacturing footprint in Germany
by acquiring 76% shares in MFT Motoren und Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH (MFT),
through its wholly owned Dutch subsidiary PCL (International) Holding B.V.
Highlights of Acquisition
· Precision Camshafts Ltd. (PCL) poised to become a diversified components manufacturer, introducing niche machined cylindrical and prismatic parts, with acquisition of MFT Motoren und Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH (MFT).
· MFT, based in Cunewalde, Germany, is a renowned tier 1 supplier of machined components to leading OEMs including Volkswagen, Audi, Opel, BMW, etc.
· MFT posted a turnover of ~Rs. 160 crores (~€20 million) in 2017 with potential to grow the business significantly in the years to come.
· Global Sales & Technical Network of PCL will complement MFT and allow MFT to participate in Global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) Programs.
· Financial bandwidth of PCL to support for larger, capital-intensive programs of MFT.
· Synergies of know-how in manufacturing, automation, lean concepts and possibility of low cost country supply chain opportunities.
Mumbai, 26th March, 2018: Global auto ancillary major Precision Camshafts Ltd. (BSE 539636; NSE PRECAM) has announced its second acquisition with the taking over of German precision machinist MFT Motoren und Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH (MFT) through its wholly owned Duth subsidiary, PCL (International) Holding B.V.
PCL, a one-stop solution for Camshaft’s, Chilled Cast Iron, Ductile Iron, Hybrid and Assembled, has set a global benchmark in quality due to strong systems, technology & processes and has exported over 60 million camshafts without a single field failure since its inception. The Company has an enviable client roster including global OEMs such as Ford Motors, General Motors, Toyota, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Daimler and Porsche.
Announcing the latest acquisition, Mr. Yatin Shah, PCL’s Chairman and Managing Director, said: “I am glad to announce the acquisition of MFT, Germany. This acquisition is value accretive which will open up synergetic opportunities for us through new product offerings and will establish a global brand presence. MFT will not only complement our relationships with current OEMs in that region but will also help in enhancing our customer base. With MEMCO and MFT on board, we are gradually progressing towards attaining our goal of transforming the business profile, while the key focus area continues to be our legacy business. Further, we remain committed to execute our planned business initiatives and capitalize on larger growth opportunities at hand.”
MFT enjoys long term relationships with marquee global customers like Volkswagen, Audi, Opel, Westfalia, Hatz, Suzuki, etc. MFT’s key products include Balancer Shafts, Camshafts, Bearing Caps, Engine Brackets and several non-engine Prismatic components. Located close to the Polish and Czech border, MFT manufacturers critical components in its state of the art and cost competitive manufacturing environment. The dynamic and young team led by Mr. Guido Glinski has in-depth knowledge of machining and are committed to growing the company.
“With PCL as our majority investor, MFT is expanding its global footprint. It will allow us to get better access to the development departments of the German and European car manufactures. This will enable us to actively shape the disruptive changes in the automotive industry and prepare ourselves for the challenges in the future development of the conventional powertrain and become part of the alternative drivetrain technologies. This also offers us and our employees a new vision for a successful future. We are excited to walk that way with PCL to take advantage of this opportunity and generate sustainable growth for the entire PCL Group”, said Mr. Guido Glinski, MFT Managing Director. Mr. Glinski will continue to own 24% of the business and run the show at MFT.
Director and CFO, Mr. Ravindra Joshi said “With the acquisition of MEMCO complementing our growth plans, we now look forward to MFT contributing to the value add. The result of the current expansion phase both organic and inorganic will be mostly witnessed in the next financial year. Additionally, we would advise our investors to look at the full year financials as opposed to the quarter, since the figures from the Chinese joint ventures come in only at the year end at a net profit level.”
“PCL has begun its journey towards global expansion by leveraging on its strong balance sheet to set a footprint in the vast European market. With the merged know-how in manufacturing, increased financial bandwidth from PCL and proximity to European customers, there lies a great potential to scale the business in Europe. Our focus remains to increase wallet share among existing customers of the acquired companies”, said Mr. Karan Shah, PCL Business Development Executive.
In the recent past, PCL has won a global contract from General Motors with aggregate value of Rs. 580 crores over the lifetime and a global contract from Ford Motors with an aggregate value of Rs. 550 crores. Both programs are on track and will start serial production in FY18-19. In addition to this, PCL has been recently awarded with new contracts for fully machined camshafts from Ford, General Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra with aggregate value of Rs. 275 crores over lifetime.
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