Danblock Brakes India Buys Foundry Business

DELHI –The following information was posted by IIFL Securities on its website concerning the sale of JKM Ferrotech’s foundry business by parent company Dynamatic Technologies to Danblock Brakes India Private Limited (DBIL), an Indian subsidiary of MAT Holdings, Inc.

Udayant Malhoutra CEO and MD of Dynamatic said, “As pioneers in the automotive sector, we benefited from our association with auto majors like Daimler, BMW, Hyundai, Ford, Renault and TATA. Learnings from this sector have enabled us to build a world-class Aerostructure capability, and today we are a Tier 1 Single Source supplier for marquee clients in Aerospace and Defense Businesslike Airbus, Boeing, Bell Helicopter and HAL. The company has also focused on designing and building proprietary hydraulic products and are now the world’s largest producer of Hydraulic Gear Pumps for agricultural tractors. When we decided to divest our Indian automotive castings business, we looked for someone who is more aligned to this sector. We are happy to hand it over to the US$2 Billion MAT Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturer of automotive components. We wish the MAT team great success with this business.”

Steve Wang, Chairman & CEO of MAT Holdings, Inc., said, “MAT has over 10 facilities in India located in Northern India and with the JFTL asset manufacturers be marking our first entry in Southern India, starting success Chennai. With its location close to the port and in one of the most prominent auto belts in India, we find it an ideal site to expand our operations, both in domestic & export markets. We thank the Dynamatic team for this transition, as we embark upon our new journey in Chennai.”

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Mumbai based Singhi Advisors were the sole Transaction Advisors. Zerick Dastur Advocates & Solicitors were the legal advisors to JFTL and Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co were the legal advisors to MAT.

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