Green light for Johnson Controls' seat acquisitions


Johnson Controls, Inc., (Milwaukee, WI), has received approval from European Commission anti-trust authorities to proceed with its acquisition of seat recliner systems maker Keiper and custom seat manufacturer Recaro Automotive (both Kaiserslautern, Germany). The acquisition was announced on January 3, 2011.

Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive seating, interiors and electronics, Keiper is a leader in recliner system technology and is renowned for its engineering and manufacturing expertise in metals and mechanisms for automobile seats. The company also manufactures complete seats for commercial trucks....
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