Osram Completes Acquisition of Novità Technologies

Automotive performance lamps: the full power of light for your vehicle (Source: Osram)

Automotive performance lamps: the full power of light for your vehicle (Source: Osram)

Effective October 4, 2016, Osram has successfully completed the acquisition of Novità Technologies, a US manufacturer of automotive LED modules which are used primarily in tail lights, fog lights and daytime running lights. With this move, Osram will further expand its position in the US automotive LED market. “The successful closing of this transaction is a further step in our strategy to strengthen our leading position in automotive lighting and to expand our LED automotive portfolio for project business,” said Hans-Joachim Schwabe, CEO of the Specialty Lighting business unit.

The global market for LED modules for front and rear lights is forecast to increase by an average of twenty percent per year by 2020. Novità Technologies is very well positioned in this sector, particularly in the US, and is therefore an excellent addition to Osram in terms of both the regional market and the LED automotive portfolio for project and system business. Novità will be part of Osram’s Specialty Lighting business, which comprises the company’s automotive lighting as well as professional and industrial application activities.

“Novita Technologies has been a leader in the automotive LED market for several years,” said Mike Incorvaia, who has been appointed and will continue as Novità CEO . “We are confident that this move will provide us with the additional tools, resources and support we need to build on that success and we look forward to working closely with our new colleagues at Osram.”

Novità Technologies, which was founded in 2007 as an asset management buyout, has recorded rapid and successful growth in the last three years and has a high level of engineering and manufacturing experience, specifically in the LED module business. (Source: Osram)

Links: Novità Technologies, Hendersonville, TN, USABrighter light – OSRAM Automotive, Munich, Germany

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