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History

Magal Timeline

 

2002:

  • Acquisition of Adwest Engineering Ltd.

 

2003:

  • Acquisition of Metallifacture Ltd; Adwest Cables Ltd; Western Thomson Controls Ltd, Dauphinoise Thomson SAS (France); Bowden SAS (France); Western Thomson India. Formation of the Magal Engineering Group.

 

2004:

  • FTW and Portland Pressings acquired and amalgamated into Western Thomson Plastics Ltd.

 

2006:

  • Construction of new production facility in Chennai, India commences.
  • Central R&D facility complete and fully operational.
  • Launch of customer-focused sales organization.

 

2007:

  • Acquisition of QH Clutch manufacturing business; Magal Engineering becomes strategic supplier to Daimler, Ford and Renault.

 

2008:

  • Production begins at Magal Eng. Tech, Chennai.
  • Worldwide recession hits automotive industry.

 

2009:

  • Strong restructuring; formation of strategic alliance with Midway Products US.

 

2010/2011:

  • Launch of single company at Reading UK – Magal AWT Ltd (Adwest Western Thomson).
  • Start-up of significant new programs.
  • Launch of Magal Otomotiv Turkey JV Cavo.

 

2012:

  • Launch of new company in China; partnership with Tongrun.

 

2015:

  • Magal Tongrun in India is formed.
  • Production begins at Nantong Tongrun Magal Auto Accessory Co. in China