Honeywell completes sale of friction material business

News Truck Parts and Service Staff July 22, 2014

Honeywell says it has completed the sale of its Friction Materials (FM) business to Federal-Mogul for approximately $155 million. The transaction does not include the Bendix name or line of products or business in the U.S.

In addition, joint ventures that operate in Australia, Thailand, and Malaysia will be retained as will Honeywell’s ownership of the non-operating sites in Condé, France and Guangzhou, China.

“The sale of the Friction Materials business is a significant step in our effort to fully align the Honeywell portfolio around Great Positions in Good Industries,” says Honeywell Chairman and CEO Dave Cote.  “Honeywell is a global technology leader and our Turbo business is one of our innovation crown jewels. Born out of our Aerospace business, the automotive turbocharger is a miniature jet engine. To leverage shared strengths and synergies, we will merge Transportation Systems, which includes our Turbo Technologies business, with Aerospace. We expect the transition to be seamless with both businesses benefitting from expanded sharing of the technical expertise that enables them to offer differentiated products to customers in their respective markets.”

The company will also realign its Transportation Systems business segment with its Aerospace business segment to better take advantage of the engineering and technology similarities and the shared business models between these two business segments. Under the realigned segment reporting structure, the company will have three business segments:  Aerospace, Automation and Control Solutions and Performance Materials and Technologies.

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