Holland-Based Motus Integrated Technologies Acquires Interior Auto Supplier

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Holland-based automotive supplier Motus Integrated Technologies today announced it has acquired the assets of Grand Rapids-based Leon Automotive Interiors, a supplier of interior trim components. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Since the formation of Motus less than a year ago, we have been focused on opportunities to continue to strategically grow the business in ways that will benefit our customers,” says Shannon White, president and CEO of Motus. “We are expanding our product portfolio with the addition of key, high-quality interior components and production capabilities.”

Founded in 1958, Leon Automotive Interiors is a supplier of door and console armrests, panel trim, interior handles, and other decorative components. The company has manufacturing facilities in Grand Rapids, as well as in Ramos Arizpe, Arteaga, and Saltillo, Mexico. Leon also has a sales and engineering office in Livonia.

Leon, which last year posted $3.8 billion in revenue and has nearly 11,000 workers at more than 100 facilities, will operate as a subsidiary of Motus, and White says the company will benefit from Motus’ “operating expertise, launch capabilities, and a complementary manufacturing footprint.”

Motus, with 1,500 employees, is a manufacturer of visors and headliners. In June 2014, the automotive supplier acquired Johnson Controls Inc.’s headliner and sun visor business. Motus has facilities in Germany, France, China, and now Mexico. 

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