Compass Automotive Group, a provider of aluminum and magnesium component solutions to car manufacturers and Tier-1 automotive suppliers, has acquired the aluminum die-casting and machining operations of Citation Corp., a full-service supplier of metal components to the transportation and industrial industries. Compass will absorb the Citation business, located in Grand Rapids and Lowell, Mich., into its current die-cast operations, which produce highly engineered aluminum and magnesium components used in steering, engine and safety systems.

Compass operates a platform that manufactures safety-critical components utilizing high-pressure die casting, squeeze casting and a proprietary VRC/PRC casting process. Its customers include Asian, European and North American OEMs. The acquisition extends machining into Compass’ operations and expands its offering of components.