Bosal International N.V.
-The Company is an established global manufacturer which focuses on emission control systems for both the original equipment market and the aftermarket. The Company also supplies systems for the industrial market.
-The Company is organized into three divisions:
- Emission Control Systems
- Energy Conversion Industry
-The Company announced the divestment of its Automotive Carrier and Protection Systems (ACPS)-division and After Market tow bars-business to TowerBrook Capital Partners, a transatlantic investment management firm. Following the completion of the ACPS-sale, BOSAL will continue to operate as a globally leading specialist in exhaust systems, having refocused on ECS as its core business and its ECS-After Market activities. The company will operate with two main production hubs (in Mexico and Czech Republic) and a R&D and support facility in Belgium. (From a press release on January 9, 2018)
-The Company is a family-owned private company.
-Diesel and gasoline filters
-Acoustic solutions for emission systems
-Exhaust gas heat recovery systems
-Roof carrier systems
-Jacks and toolkits
|1923||Established Alkmaar, Netherlands as an exhaust distribution business.|
|1952||Started commercial production of the exhaust systems.|
|1968||Moved the headquarters to Belgium.|
|1998||Established a new plant in Blue Macaw, Brazil.
New plant started in Argentina.
|1999||Established a new plant in Brandys, Czech Republic to manufacture complete exhaust systems for the Skoda Felicia Diesel and downpipes for the Opel Omega series.|
|Feb. 2000||Bosal International North America announced plans to expand its three USA plants.|
|Dec. 2000||Bought the aftermarket wholesaler SDL, one of the Company's biggest UK customers. The purchase will ensure its continued supply to the UK aftermarket. SDL will be managed independently of the Company's other UK operations.|
|Jan. 2002||Strengthened its presence in Russia with a new sales office.|
|2003||Acquired German jack manufacturer E.A. Storz GmbH|
|2004||Acquired Hungarian towbar manufacturer Auto-flex|
|May 2005||Established a joint venture with Delphi.|
|2005||Opened its Shanghai Representative Office|
|Sep. 2006||Acquisition of Autoflex Russia to strengthen its position for towbars in the Russian market.|
|Sep. 2006||Joint venture with ORIS, German based towbar manufacturer|
|Jul. 2007||Acquired a 244,000 square meters site at Kaluga, Moscow. The Kaluga site will serve as the central manufacturing and distribution hub for Bosal’s operations in Russia where it also anticipates establishing regional satellite facilities to serve OEM assembly plants.|
|Nov. 2007||Opened a new state-of-the-art 17,000 square meters plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan.|
|Dec. 2007||Opened a modern new 19,000 square meters plant in Pelitli near Istanbul, Turkey.|
|Jan. 2018||announced the divestment of its Automotive Carrier and Protection Systems (ACPS)-division and After Market tow bars-business to TowerBrook Capital Partners, a transatlantic investment management firm.|
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