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Magna buys four diecasters.

Cosma International, Brampton, Ontario, Canada, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the four diecasting operations of BDW Technologies Group, Schwaben, Germany.

Cosma, an operating unit of Magna International Inc., will acquire two operations in Germany, one in Poland and one in Hungary BDW's four facilities perform vacuum high-pressure aluminum diecasting and expect full-year 2011 total sales of about $216 million.

Cosma acquired aluminum permanent mold caster Grenville Castings Ltd., Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada, in August. Grenville Castings supplies structural castings to the automotive, heavy truck and recreational markets.

"The technologies gained from BDW will complement the low-pressure casting capabilities we recently acquired from Grenville Castings," said Horst Prelog, company president.

The company expects the transaction to be completed in the first quarter of 2012.

Cosma has 47 manufacturing facilities and 25 product development and engineering centers worldwide.
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Title Annotation:INDUSTRY NEWS
Publication:Modern Casting
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Date:Dec 1, 2011
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