Magna has signed a deal to acquire Haptronik further investing in motion-control software and adding to the Canadian supplier’s activities in mechatronics products.
Based in Dresden, Germany, Haptronik develops algorithms which enhance motion control and the touch and feel of power systems such as doors and liftgates.
“This acquisition is about access to the vehicle and the experience we want people to have – both today and in the future, as the new mobility ecosystem continues to evolve,” said Mechatronics Mirrors and Lighting president, John O’Hara.
“The Haptronik team are experts in this field and will help Magna further strengthen our position as the go-to supplier for mechatronics products.”
The supplier maintains the technology bolsters and “further differentiates” Magna’s power system product offerings, specifically enhancing its SmartAccess power door experience.
The software also allows for features such as anti-slam and virtual door check.
Pending standard closing conditions, the deal is expected to be finalised in the first quarter of 2019.