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Altra completes acquisition of Stromag


Braintree, Mass. – Altra Industrial Motion Corp., a global manufacturer and marketer of electromechanical power transmission and motion control products, today announced that on December 30, 2016 it closed on the acquisition of the Stromag business from GKN plc. Stromag generated approximately 131 million euros in revenue in 2015, and the acquisition is anticipated to be accretive to Altra’s earnings in 2017, excluding any one-time or acquisition-related costs.

The acquisition cost comprised the assumption of debt totaling approximately 14 million euros and a cash consideration of approximately 184 million euros and is subject to normal adjustments related to working capital and other reconciling items.

“Stromag provides Altra with complementary products, increased presence in key geographic regions and penetration into new growth end markets,” said Carl Christenson, Chairman and CEO of Altra. “It has a strong reputation, and its highly engineered clutches, brakes, torsional couplings and limit switches serve as excellent product extensions for Altra. We are excited to welcome the more than 700 Stromag employees to the Altra family.”

About Stromag
Stromag is a market-leader with a strong technology base and a heritage of providing tailored engineered solutions for its customers. Its core products include an array of clutches and brakes, flexible couplings, limit switches and friction discs.  Stromag serves the agricultural equipment, construction, crane & hoist, marine, metal processing, renewable energy and general industrial markets. Founded in 1932, the business is headquartered in Unna, Germany and has operations in Germany, France, the U.S., the UK, Brazil, India and China.

About Altra Industrial Motion Corp.
Altra Industrial Motion Corp., through its subsidiaries, is a leading global designer, producer and marketer of a wide range of electromechanical power transmission and motion control products. The Company brings together strong brands covering over 40 product lines with production facilities in twelve countries. Altra’s leading brands include Ameridrives Couplings, Bauer Gear Motor, Bibby Turboflex, Boston Gear, Delroyd Worm Gear, Formsprag Clutch, Guardian Couplings, Huco, Industrial Clutch, Inertia Dynamics, Kilian Manufacturing, Lamiflex Couplings, Marland Clutch, Matrix, Nuttall Gear, Stieber Clutch, Stromag, Svendborg Brakes, TB Wood’s, Twiflex, Warner Electric, Warner Linear, and Wichita Clutch. [AIMC-G]


Rehana Begg

Rehana Begg

Rehana Begg is the editor of Machinery and Equipment MRO magazine and REM – Resource Engineering and Maintenance magazine.
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