Swiss Automotive Group takes over the company Matik Handels GmbH, supplier of truck parts, as from January 1, 2012.

Cham, 29. November 2011

The Swiss Automotive Group, one of the largest suppliers in the vehicle spare parts industry in Europe, today announced that they take over the Matik Handels GmbH, supplier of truck parts, as from January, 1, 2012. With this acquisition, the group cements the foundation for further growth within the important market for truck parts.

With the acquisition of Matik Handels GmbH, the Swiss Automotive Group enters the Austrian market for truck parts and develops new customer groups. Furthermore, the group will exploit synergy potential in the areas of procurement, IT and logistics.

Matik Handels GmbH will remain an independent company with its seven subsidiaries in Austria and two subsidiaries in Slovenia and adhere to its present business strategies. Jean-Pierre Studer, managing director of Derendinger Handels GmbH, will take over the management.

About the Swiss Automotive Group 

The Swiss Automotive Group is one of the largest suppliers in the independent vehicle spare parts industry in Europe. With over 400 delivery vehicles and 86 branches, clients are served through its independent subsidiaries Derendinger AG, Technomag AG and Wälchli & Bollier AG in Switzerland, Derendinger Handels GmbH in Austria and Remco Belgium NV in Belgium.From a single source, clients are offered over 200,000 parts, comprising the entire range of original spare parts for every vehicle make and model currently on the market as well as service and maintenance components. The Swiss Automotive Group employs more than 1,700 people.


Media contact:

Swiss Automotive Group 
Kurt Schnyder
8305 Dietlikon
+41 44 805 22 00

Matik Handels GmbH
Christoph Koch
Modecenterstrasse 8
1030 Wien
+43 1 798991121