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UK’s Langley Holdings buys Italian motor-maker, Marelli

03 June, 2019

The British engineering and industrial group, Langley Holdings, has bought the Italian electric motor and generator manufacturer, Marelli Motori, from the private equity investor, the Carlyle Group, for an undisclosed sum. The transaction includes the repayment of Marelli’s bank debt of €55m.

The Carlyle Group bought Marelli Motori from Melrose Industries for €212m in 2013.

Marelli, founded in 1891, employs around 900 people and has manufacturing operations in Italy and Malaysia. It has subsidiaries in the US, Germany, the UK and South Africa.  It produces motors in ratings up to 10MW and generators in ratings up to 12.5MVA.

One of Marelli Motori's recent developments is this water-cooled motor designed for marine propulsion applications

Family-owned Langley Holdings was established in 1975 by the current chairman, Tom Langley. Before its acquisition of Marelli, it consisted of five divisions based in Germany, France and the UK, and more than 80 subsidiaries, employing around 4,300 worldwide. Its businesses include the UPS (uninterruptible power supply) manufacturer, Pillar, the printing press manufacturer, Manroland, and the resistance welding specialist, ARO Welding Technologies.

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