ATC Drivetrain, a global remanufacturer of automotive drivetrain components, has launched a joint venture with Luwote (Zhangjiagang) Power Remanufacturing Technology Co. Ltd. (Luwote) in Zhangjiagang, China.
The joint venture will focus on providing a local solution for the remanufacturing of automotive engines and transmissions for ATC’s existing global customer base in China as well providing local automobile manufacturers with the highest-quality remanufactured engines and transmissions in the China market. ATC is the majority partner in the JV with a 72.5% ownership stake and brings more than 80 years of remanufacturing experience as well as state of the art manufacturing processes and engineering knowledge to the joint venture. Luwote will own 27.5% of the joint venture and provides local market expertise.
Greg Heald, ATC’s president and CEO and a member of its board of directors, said, “The teams at ATC and our private equity sponsor, Crestview Partners, have been relentlessly focused on expanding our global presence and product offerings in support of our customers’ evolving needs. This joint venture in China is a strategic move for us to ensure the worldwide support of our customers and continue to position us a global leader in the remanufacturing industry.”
Alex Rose, partner and co-head of Industrials at Crestview Partners, added, “Since our acquisition of ATC in February 2018, ATC’s leadership team and board have been focused on pursuing global expansion and technology diversification in support of ATC’s customers’ needs. The expansion into China furthers ATC’s ability to provide products and services to the company’s growing customer base around the world.”