Hitachi Automotive Systems Europe GmbH has acquired 100% share of HUECO Automotive GmbH in Germany

Munich, Germany, January 5th, 2012 - Hitachi Automotive Systems Europe GmbH (Headquarters: Munich, Germany, Managing Director: Takashi Shiraishi) announced today that it acquired 100% share of HUECO Automotive GmbH (Headquarters: Espelkamp, Germany, Managing Director: Christian Westerkamp) from HUECO electronic GmbH (Headquarters: Espelkamp, Germany, Managing Director: Christian Westerkamp), a portfolio company of Sued Beteiligungen GmbH, to strengthen its automotive aftermarket business in the European market.