N K Minda, Chairman & MD, UNO Minda Group (NXPowerLite)

N K Minda, Chairman & MD, UNO Minda Group (NXPowerLite)

Minda Industries Ltd acquired global lighting business of Spain based Rinder Group for Euro 20 million. Rinder manufactures automotive lamps- Head Lamp, Tail Lamps and Small lamps. In a press release, the Minda industries said that “The acquisition includes 100% equity holding in Rinder India Pvt. Ltd. and Light Systems and Technical Center, Spain along with 50% equity holding in Rinder Riducu, Colombia”. The deal will be financed through internal accruals and the debts.

With this acquisition, Minda Industries Ltd., Lighting business will haveturnover in excess of Rs 700 Cr which is currently around 300Cr per annum.

Rinder Group operates in the premium segment of lighting business with annual turnover of Euro 55 Million (Rs 410Cr). Rinder Group has its own technology and design center in Spain and will help Minda Group in establishing itself as a major player in lighting business. Apart from these, synergies in terms of SOB with customers, suppliers’ rationalization and sharing of resources, will enhance the profitability of Minda Industries Limited. Deloitte and BMR advised UNO MINDA group on the transaction.

Speaking about the acquisition, N K Minda, Chairman of UNO MINDA Group said, “This acquisition will establish Minda Industries Limited as technology leader in lighting solutions and will further augment the R&D Capabilities of the company. Our vision is to achieve 25% of group turnover from International business. The overseas leg of this global acquisition will ensure that the company moves closer to its vision and expand its geographical footprints further.”

As a part of the deal, Rinder’s brand name & intellectual property rights have also been acquired. Integration & Merger with UNO MINDA brand name will be finalised at a later stage.

Rinder India’s plant is located at Chakan & Pimpri in Pune, Maharashtra and Bahadurgarh, Haryana. Light Systems and Technical Center is located at Bilbao, Spain and Rinder Riducu’


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