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.
Compass Automotive Group Acquires Aluminum Die-Casting Business
March 27, 2009