Magna acquires German seat-maker

Vogelsitze is a manufacturer of seats for buses and light trains with clients include Mercedes-Benz and Bombardier

January 5, 2012   by The Canadian Press

AURORA, Ont.—Magna International Inc. has acquired Vogelsitze GmbH, a German manufacturer of seats for buses and light trains.

The purchase price has not been disclosed.

Vogelsitze current production customers include MAN, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Bombardier, VDL and GAZ.

The firm also has licenses a number of its patents to other bus seat manufacturers worldwide.

The company’s sales for 2011 are expected to be about $25 million.

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