SMP Deutschland GmbH
-The company is a manufacturer of polymer-based interior and exterior products for automotive industry.
-SMP Group operated 47 manufacturing facilities in 20 countries.
-In 2011, the Company was acquired by the Samvardhana Motherson Group based in India. The Company is an independently organized business division of the Samvardhana Motherson Group and continues operations from its headquarters in Boetzingen, Germany.
-SMP division also includes SMRC Group which was acquired on August 02, 2018 by SMRP BV by purchasing 100% stake in Reydel Automotive Holdings B.V. and Reydel Automotive Management B.V. SMRC is a leading global developer and supplier of interior components to the global automotive manufacturers. SMRC’s Interiors Product Portfolio includes instrument panels, door panels, console modules, decorative parts and cockpit modules.
-SMP division also includes Kobek Siebdruck GmbH & Co. KG, renamed as Motherson Innovations Lights Gmbh & Co KG (“MIL”) acquired in January 2017.
|-Unlisted company||(As of Mar. 31, 2021)|
|Shareholders||Investment ratio (%)|
|Samvardhana Motherson Automotive Systems Group B.V.||100.0|
-Instrument panel including passenger airbag
-Door panel module with integrated electric
|1959||The "Badischen Plastic-Werke" began producing plastic products of all kinds, from films to household goods. After some time, bottle crates and stock containers started to bear the name "Peguform".|
|1972-73||After the sale of the film manufacturing division, the Company started dealing with the car industry.|
|1978||The "Badischen Plastic-Werke" changed its name to "Peguform-Werke AG".|
|1982||Physical expansion began in 1982, with the opening of new plants in Gottingen and Waldkirch.|
|1983||The parent company, "Pegulan AG" sold the Company to the BAT (British American Tobacco) concern.|
|1990||Klockner-Werke AG took over the Eurotec group, merged the Waldkircher factory with its subsidiary, Kautex AG, and acquired "Plastimat" in the Czech Republic, a main supplier of the Volkswagen brand, Skoda.|
|1996||Eurotec-Systemteile GmbH merged with Peguform-Werke GmbH to form the new Peguform group, consisting of Peguform Bohemia (formerly Plastimat), Peguform France, Peguform Iberica and the German Peguform GmbH. Following the global expansion of its customers, Peguform set up plants in Brazil (Peguform do Brasil), and Peguform/Hella in Mexico.|
|Apr. 1999||Was a part of the American "Venture Holdings Trust", an automotive systems supplier operating on a global basis.|
|May 2000||Acquired the automotive division of T&D Industries in Luton (GB) to form the new company Peguform UK.
Joint Venture with Matra, France.
|2001||Acquired the automotive division of the Mitras group. This refers to two plants in Germany and one plant in the Czech Republic.|
|2005||Cerberus took over the Peguform Group (Germany, Spain, Mexico, Brazil) In Germany: Peguform GmbH.
Peguform France and Peguform Bohemia in the group were placed under the umbrella of a U.S. based investment fund organization, Barclays Capital Credit Suisse First Boston Harbert Distressed Investment Master Fund Yucaipa Group together with its former parent company, Venture Industries Corporation, and the company name was changed to Cadence Innovation LLC.
|Mar. 2008||Took over the majority of the Changchun Peguform Automotive Plastics Technology Co. Ltd. (CPAT) -a joint venture between the Company and the Chinese Automotive Supplier CAIP|
|Oct. 2008||Polytec Holding AG acquired the Company from Cerberus Capital Management L.P.|
|Aug. 2009||Pierer Knunz Group of Austria acquired the Company from Polytec Holding AG.|
|2011||Samvardhana Motherson Group acquired 80% of shares in the Company on Nov. 23, 2011.|
|Apr. 2014||Entered a joint venture with Eissmann Automotive to produce leather covers for interior components in Slovakia.|
|Jul. 2015||Announced to construct a production facility in Kecskemet, Hungary.|
|Jul. 2015||Completed a new workshop at the German head office in Boetzingen.Germany.|
|Aug. 2015||Announced to build a new factory in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, U.S.|
|2018||New plant in Kecskemet (Hungary) and Tuscaloosa (USA).|