PARTER Capital Group AG and Guardian Europe S.à r.l. finalize sale of Guardian Automotive glass business
Bertrange, Luxembourg, May 15, 2020: Guardian Europe S.à r.l. (Guardian) has finalized the sale of its Guardian Automotive aftermarket glass fabrication and distribution business to PARTER Capital Group AG (PCG).
The transaction includes automotive glass fabrication operations in Llodio and Valencia, Spain, and a warehouse in Karlsruhe, Germany.
“Guardian is confident that PARTER Capital Group is the right company at the right time for Guardian Automotive and that this is in the best interest of the employees, customers and suppliers,” said Guus Boekhoudt, vice president of Guardian Glass Europe and managing director of Guardian Europe S.à r.l. “We are grateful to the Guardian Automotive team for their continued dedication to working safely and creating value for their customers.”
Guardian Automotive offers a full range of premium quality automotive replacement glass of OEM-like quality and meets all the required EU standards.
PARTER Capital Group AG has said that it is committed to the future of the business and expressed enthusiasm about the opportunity to work with the employees.
According to Dr. Rüdiger Terhorst, Managing Partner of PCG, "This represents an important milestone in our strategy of investing in key assets for the automotive sector and confirms our enormous confidence in this industry and in Guardian Automotive’s operations, staff and employees."
The purchase does not include Guardian´s float glass business in Llodio, Spain, nor does it affect SRG Global, Guardian’s automotive trim manufacturing business.
This is the successful conclusion of the agreement announced in February 2020. Terms of the transaction will not be disclosed.
PARTER Capital Group AG
PARTER Capital Group AG is a Switzerland-based private equity group with deep expertise in traditional industrial, medium-sized companies and with an emphasis on driving growth and new strategic positioning.
The company sees itself as an active partner in the companies in which it invests, making the best possible contribution towards their development. Each strategy, which is tailored to the individual needs of the company, enables PARTER Capital Group AG to better and more effectively use the existing strengths of the company and to adapt them more quickly to the requirements of the industry.
Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 25 float plants around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well as transportation and technical products. Guardian glass can be found in homes, offices, vehicles and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers see what’s possible®. Visit guardianglass.com.
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