Garmin® Announces Completion of the Acquisition of its Austrian Distributor
Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Puls Elektronik GmbH, the distributor of Garmin’s consumer products in Austria. The company will be renamed Garmin Austria GmbH and will retain its management, sales, marketing and supporting staff, consisting of approximately 30 people, and will continue operations at its current headquarters located in Nestelbach/Graz, Austria.
Dr. Min Kao, chairman and CEO of Garmin Ltd., said “We welcome the Puls Elektronik team into the Garmin family. They have been successful in making the Garmin brand the market leader in Austria and we expect the completion of this acquisition to enable us to achieve additional efficiencies and improve our ability to support key retail channels and OEMs in Austria.”
Financial terms of the transaction were not released.
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The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd.
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