Trialon Corp. in Burton, Mich. (east of Flint), is acquiring Delphi Technologies’ Customer Technology Center Michigan in Auburn Hills, expanding its testing business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Trialon provides testing and validation services to the automotive and other manufacturing industries. Delphi, based in the United Kingdom and a global provider of propulsion technologies, has its North American headquarters in Troy.
“Since our acquisition of Trialon in 2016, we have been heavily investing in broadening Trialon’s testing capabilities,” says Bassem Mansour, co-CEO of Resilience Capital Partners in Cleveland, which has Trialon as a portfolio company,. “With this acquisition, Trialon is able to further broaden its service offering to existing and new clients and continue positioning itself as a value-added partner to its customers.”
The resulting Trialon-Auburn Hills is a testing facility that includes more than 130,000 square feet of lab and office space. With the acquisition, Trialon adds testing capabilities including vehicle emissions, engine and chassis dynamometers, vehicle test lab, acoustics, materials, and design and fabrication.
The new space joins Trialon’s Burton and Kokomo, Ind. facilities, which offer environmental, corrosion, vibration, and electromagnetic compatibility testing.
“Delphi Technologies and Trialon have had a successful long-term partnership, and Delphi knew Trialon would be the right company to acquire and grow the Trialon-Auburn Hills laboratory,” says Jerry Johnson, CEO of Trialon Corp. “This acquisition further strengthens Trialon’s competitive position in the marketplace and opens a strong strategic footprint in greater Detroit.”
This is the second transaction Resilience Capital Partners has announced in the last three weeks.