Kistler announces acquisition of LIK | Automation.com

Kistler announces acquisition of LIK

Kistler announces acquisition of LIK

September 6, 2018 – By acquiring Chinese mechanical engineering specialist LIK, the Kistler Group intends to strengthen its presence on China's vehicle market and also broaden its own range of expertise. Automated assembly lines will be added to Kistler's portfolio in the future, and the Group's new headcount after the acquisition will be more than 2,000. 

LIK is a supplier of automated assembly lines for vehicle components such as automotive seats, braking and safety systems, as well as test stands for electric motors. LIK's customers include many international corporations.

By acquiring LIK, Kistler is consolidating its presence on the vehicle market – and in the future, the Group's quality monitoring and process optimization systems for the Chinese market will also be manufactured in China itself. The portfolio includes the electromechanical joining systems and test stands for electric motors, as well as process monitoring and test automation systems.

The facilities currently operated by LIK and Kistler China in Shanghai will be retained. LIK – which already has over 100 employees – will very soon be reaching the limits of its existing capacity, so planning for another production facility in China is already under way. However, there are no plans to relocate jobs from other Kistler Group production facilities.
 

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