31.05.2017

SAG is taking over three new locations in Mexico to 100%, thereby strengthening the Austrian holding company

Vienna, May 31, 2017: At the end of May 2017, the Salzburg Aluminum Group acquired the two Mexican companies SAG Mecasa S.A. De C.V. and SAG Mecalaser S.A. De C.V. (SAG MECASA) to 100%. Up to that time, the aluminum expert from Austria had a participation of 60%. In addition, the company Profmecsa was taken over and is now integrated into the SAG Group.

"With the acquisition of SAG MECASA and Profmecsa, we have once again proven our" follow-the-customer strategy ". We meet the wishes of our customers. We accompany our customers worldwide and provide them with our products and services on-site, "explains Dr. Karin Exner-Wöhrer, CEO of the Salzburg Aluminum Group.

SAG MECASA is an international supplier of aluminum components and systems for the automotive and rail vehicle industries, supplying well-known OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer)  with high-quality products. These include, among other things, fuel tanks for trucks and light-weight aluminum constructions for passenger cars. Last year, SAG MECASA generated an annual turnover of approx. EUR 35 million.

With Profmecsa, SAG is opening a door to a previously unknown customer: Navistar. The US truck builder has recently been in the media as it has formed an alliance with Volkswagen. Profmecsa supplies Navistar with compressed air tanks. Last year, Profmecsa generated annual sales of around EUR 2 million.

"With the complete takeover of these three plants, we have set a goal of business expansion and intensification with existing and new customers in North America, and in Mexico," says Exner-Wöhrer. The entire product portfolio of the Salzburg Aluminum Group –a range going from air storage to aluminum tank systems and to special products - will be offered and manufactured in Mexico in the future.

Exner-Wöhrer: "We will thus be able to provide our European expertise locally to American and Mexican customers as well as to European customers with production plants in the NAFTA region. In the future, the R & D department in Lend will support our Mexican sites in product development for the NAFTA market. The Lend location will thus benefit from a higher capacity utilization and simultaneously we can offer our customers in North America locally produced, high-quality solutions."

With its presently more than 290 employees, SAG MECASA was founded in 1971, and has been owned since 2008 for 60% by the Salzburg Aluminum Group. It has two locations in Mexico, Mexico City and Monterrey in the north of the country. Profmecsa is located in Tlalnepantla and also produces in Monterrey.

 

 

For questions please contact:

Salzburger Aluminium AG
MMag. Hannes Rest, Press Officer and Head of Global Communication der SAG
Seilerstätte 11/10
A 1010 Wien
Phone: +43 6416 6500 2218
hannes.rest@sag.at


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