Flex acquires AGM Automotive; deal includes a Queretaro plant

Flex acquires AGM Automotive; deal includes a Queretaro plant

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Technological manufacturer Flex, formerly Flextronics, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AGM Automotive (AGM).

AGM is a leading global supplier of automotive interior components and systems, including overhead console systems, interior lighting, electronic components and textile flooring solutions. Providing high quality and innovative automotive interior solutions, AGM is a trusted design partner of major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe.

AGM is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, with additional facilities in the US, Mexico (Queretaro), Costa Rica, Austria and China.

"AGM is a highly respected, award-winning provider of automotive interior components and systems," said Chris Obey, president of Automotive at Flex. 

"This strategic acquisition will complement and expand our automotive offerings, particularly in lighting, and will further strengthen certain key strategic customer relationships. The addition of AGM will enhance our ability to provide customers with more complete solutions for innovative interior lighting systems, from plastics through electronics, and drive greater growth of our dollar content per vehicle," Obey added.

"With Flex's solid automotive business, broad global footprint and strong culture of forward-looking technological innovation, our integrated offering will increase our reputation as a provider of world-class automotive solutions to our customers," said Robert M. Blinstrub, president and CEO of AGM.

Flex operates six manufacturing sites in Mexico, located in Chihuahua (2), Jalisco (2), Tamaulipas and Aguascalientes.

The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of calendar year 2017. Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.


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