Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Electronics Production | May 21, 2010

Kontron acquires US company AP Labs Group

Through its US subsidiary, Kontron AG has acquired 100% of US company AP Labs Group, which is based in San Diego, California. The purchase price is between USD 30 million and USD 42 million, depending on future results.
The company is highly profitable; its EBIT valuation is significantly below that of Kontron. Kontron anticipates that both new subsidiaries will make an annual revenue of USD 30 million. Kontron intends to integrate AP Labs with its North American Kontron headquarters, which is also based in San Diego. AP Parpro Inc. also forms part of the corporate group, which operates cost-efficient production capacities in Mexico.

According to Kontron CEO, Ulrich Gehrmann, the strategic acquisition creates benefits in varied ways: the US Defense Department's official accreditation of AP Labs strengthens its regional presence on the high-margin US security market, and AP Labs' complimentary system product line perfectly supplements the board product line of Kontron's French subsidiary (formerly Thales Computers SA) in the security area.

With the purchase, Kontron intends to further expand its position as one of the world's leading providers of sophisticated complete solutions, thereby consistently pursuing its new strategy of concentrating on high-margin core embedded systems.

Comments

Please note the following: Critical comments are allowed and even encouraged. Discussions are welcome. Verbal abuse, insults and racist / homophobic remarks are not. Such comments will be removed.
Further details can be found here.
Ad
Ad
Ad
Ad
Load more news
October 16 2017 2:56 PM V8.8.6-1