Arlington Industries has announced that it has agreed the acquisition of the Wahler thermostat business from BorgWarner. The company hopes the addition of Wahler will provide new technology and manufacturing synergies to a wider base of OEM and Tier 1s as well as provide its Automotive division with an established aftermarket business.
Following the Wahler agreement, Arlington Industries will establish two new divisions under the Automotive side of the business. Arlington Thermal Management will incorporate the Wahler, Magal and Dauphinoise Thomson brands, providing thermal management tech in combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles.
In addition, Arlington Engineered Systems will provide electrical, fluid and air, mechanical and aftermarket module assemblies, and incorporate Magal Cables and the current Arlington companies Remploy and DPE.
Two CEOs have been appointed to lead each division. Paddy Lange, formerly of BorgWarner, will lead the thermal management division. Peter Coates, current MD for the Arlington Automotive Slovakia and UK plants, will lead the Engineered Systems Division.
Mark Franckel, Arlington Industries Group CEO, said, “We are very pleased with our latest acquisition. The Wahler brand stands for premium quality and this is a significant move from Arlington Industries. Our new structure will deliver great opportunities for our customers and employees worldwide.”