SAG acquires 100% of three new locations in Mexico and thus also strengthens the Austrian holding company

Vienna, 31 May 2017: At the end of May 2017, the Salzburger Aluminium Group acquired the two Mexican companies SAG Mecasa S.A. de C.V. and SAG Mecalaser S.A. de C.V., respectively. (SAG MECASA) were acquired at 100%. So far, the aluminium specialist from Austria has held a 60% stake. In addition, the company Profmecsa was taken over and is now integrated into the SAG Group.

“With the acquisition of SAG MECASA and Profmecsa, we were once again able to demonstrate our “follow-the-customer strategy”. We orient ourselves to the wishes of our customers. We accompany our customers worldwide and support them locally with our products and services”, explains Dr. Karin Exner-Wöhrer, CEO of the Salzburger Aluminium Group.

SAG MECASA is an international supplier of aluminium components and systems for the automotive and rail vehicle industries and supplies well-known OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) with high-quality products. These include fuel tanks for trucks and lightweight aluminium structures for passenger cars. Last year, SAG MECASA generated annual sales of approximately EUR 35 million.

With Profmecsa, SAG is opening the door to a previously unknown customer: Navistar. The US truck farmer was only recently medially present, since an alliance with Volkswagen was entered. Profmecsa supplies Navistar with compressed air tanks. Last year, Profmecsa generated annual sales of approximately EUR 2 million.

“With the complete takeover of these three plants, we have set ourselves the goal of expanding and intensifying business with existing and new customers in North America and Mexico,” says Exner-Wöhrer. The entire product portfolio of the Salzburger Aluminium Group – from air reservoirs and aluminium tank systems to custom-made products – will in future also be offered and manufactured in Mexico.

Exner-Wöhrer: “In future, we will also be able to make our European expertise available locally to American and Mexican customers and European customers with production plants in the NAFTA region. In the future, the R&D department in Lend will support our Mexican locations in product development for the NAFTA market. The Lend site will thus benefit from higher capacity utilization and we will be able to offer locally produced, high-quality solutions to our customers in North America”.

SAG MECASA, with more than 290 employees, was founded in 1971 and has been 60% owned by the Salzburg Aluminium Group since 2008. It has two sites in Mexico City and Monterrey in the north of the country. Profmecsa is based in Tlalnepantla and also has production facilities in Monterrey.