Press Release - Magna to Acquire OLSA and Expand Lighting Business

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  • OLSA supplies automakers with advanced exterior lighting products
  • Deal makes Magna a global lighting supplier
  • Enhances Magna's portfolio of distinctive, feature-rich lighting products

AURORA, Ontario, June 28, 2018 -- Automakers will soon have a familiar name to source lighting products on a global scale: Magna International.  Magna has signed a deal to acquire OLSA S.p.A., which will expand the company's lighting capabilities to enable it to design, engineer and manufacture headlamps, tail lamps and other lighting products in every key region of the world.  The transaction value on a cash- and debt-free basis is approximately €230 million.  Pending regulatory approval and other standard closing conditions, the deal is expected to be finalized before the end of 2018.

D-Optic headlamp
Magna's industry-first D-Optic LED headlamp on the Chevrolet Traverse.

Audi TT tail lamp
OLSA's unique OLED tail lamp on the Audi TT.

OLSA, with headquarters in Turin, Italy, supplies automakers with lighting products. The company employs approximately 2,500 people and maintains manufacturing operations in Italy, Poland, Brazil, China and Mexico. With 2017 sales of €242 million, customers include the Volkswagen Group, the BMW Group, Daimler and FCA.

"OLSA brings Magna advanced technology that will enhance our portfolio of distinctive, feature-rich lighting products," said John O'Hara, President of Magna Lighting.  "Lighting represents a growth area for Magna due to increasing levels of electronics integration and a desire for automakers to differentiate their vehicles through styling."

With the acquisition of OLSA, Magna will have a total of 11 lighting manufacturing facilities and two engineering centres globally.

Automotive lighting, headlamps, tail lamps, automotive M&A

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We have more than 172,000 entrepreneurial-minded employees dedicated to delivering mobility solutions. We are a mobility technology company and one of the world's largest automotive suppliers with 340 manufacturing operations and 93 product development, engineering and sales centres in 28 countries. Our competitive capabilities include body exteriors and structures, power and vision technologies, seating systems and complete vehicle solutions. Our common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MG) and the New York Stock Exchange (MGA). For further information about Magna, visit

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