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News 30.06.2017

Acquisition of M&R Automation and Phre IMA Automation by PIA Automation now legally effective

Investor Joyson Forms Globally Positioned Automation Group - New Headquarters of PIA Automation Holding ind Bad NeustadtBad Neustadt a. d. Saale/Grambach. The acquisition of M&R Automation GmbH in Grambach near Graz in Austria, which was announced by PIA Automation Holding GmbH in May 2017, has now become legally effective following the consent of the competent authorities. In the course of the contractual closing, the holding company of PIA Automation moved its headquarters from Frankfurt am Main to the headquarters of the Preh IMA...more

News 11.05.2017

PIA Automation acquires M&R Automation

New Automation Heavyweight emerges - Consolidating Industry 4.0Frankfurt a.M./Grambach. PIA Automation Holding GmbH, which is headquartered in Frankfurt am Main and was spun off from the Preh Group, is acquiring M&R Automation GmbH in Grambach near Graz in Austria from funds advised by Quadriga Capital Beteiligungsberatung GmbH, Frankfurt am Main. PIA Automation, which belongs to the Chinese investor Jeff Wang, is thus forging a global automation specialist which will be one of the top 5 global players on a market dominated by small...more

News 10.05.2017

Preh is growing worldwide and investing heavily in the technology of the future

Promotion to the major league, generating sales of 1 billion plus - total investment of EUR 29 million in Bad Neustadt aloneBad Neustadt a. D. Saale. Preh GmbH can look back on a very successful business year in 2016 as it continues to invest heavily in the future, especially at its headquarters in Bad Neustadt. As a result of organic growth of 14%, as well as the acquisition of TechniSat Automotive (now Preh Car Connect), the Preh Group increased its turnover from EUR 763 million in 2015 to around EUR 1.18 billion and gained...more

News 26.04.2017

Preh Recognized as John Deere "Partner-Level Supplier"

Top performance in HMIBad Neustadt a. d. Saale/Zweibrücken/Germany. Preh is pleased to announce that it has been named a John Deere Partner-Level Supplier for the 2016 Achieving Excellence Program. The award represents John Deere’s highest supplier rating. Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness.The Award was handed over by Pierre J....more

News 19.04.2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 - Preh-Group exhibits multimodal control system

Expertise joined: Preh and Preh Car Connect introduce their control system conceptBad Neustadt a.d. Saale/Dresden/Shanghai. Following take-over of TechniSat Automotive in 2016 Preh GmbH and the new Preh Car Connect GmbH will be making their first joint appearance at the Auto Shanghai. These two operative companies of Preh-Group will introduce a conceptual approach of a multimodal control system demonstrating a high variability of function selection in the interior. It allows to select functions via different interfaces, using the...more

News 10.04.2017

Preh recognized by General Motors as a 2016 Supplier of the Year Winner

Novi/MI, April 10, 2017 - Preh was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during its 25th annual Supplier of the Year award ceremony held Friday, March 31 in Orlando, Florida.GM recognized 118 of its best suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations, created outstanding value or brought new innovations to the company. The announcement represented the most suppliers GM has recognized since debuting the Supplier of the Year event in 1992. This is the 5th time Preh has received the award.“We...more

News 31.03.2017

Preh inaugurates new R&D center

Bad Neustadt as driver of innovation for the future of mobilityBad Neustadt an der Saale. When it comes to the future of mobility, German drivers probably do not think of the Rhön region straight away. But Bad Neustadt on the river Saale in particular has become a major driver of innovation in the automotive industry, especially with regard to electromobility and vehicle interiors. In addition to Bad Neustadt’s role as Bavaria’s first model city for e-mobility, the rapid growth of the automotive supplier Preh has also made a...more

News 31.03.2017

Preh IMA Automation moves within Bad Neustadt - invests more than EUR 10 million

More room for PIABad Neustadt a. D. Saale. It is now about four and a half years since Preh GmbH commissioned a new production and office building for its subsidiary Preh IMA Automation GmbH at its headquarters in Bad Neustadt. However, due to the dynamic growth of both PIA and the entire Preh Group, the automotive supplier and automation specialist has once again reached the capacity limits at its factory site. But – at the day of commissioning the new Preh development center – the Supervisory Board of Preh GmbH set course for the...more

News 13.03.2017

New Development Location for Automotive High tech in Iasi

German Automotive Supplier Preh expands in RomaniaIasi/Brasov. The automotive supplier Preh is expanding its activities in Romania. In future, the German company will develop innovative electronics for control systems in the vehicle interior in the university city of Ia?i. Since 2009, the company group (app. 7,000 employees worldwide) has already produced and developed switches for multifunction steering wheels as well as climate control systems for well-known automotive suppliers in Brasov.Operations at the new Preh development...more

News 24.01.2017

Stavros Mitrakis Appointed New CEO of Preh Car Connect

“Ideal Candidate” Found for Charting Growth Course in Markets for Connectivity, Infotainment and TelematicsDresden/Bad Neustadt a.d. Saale. Effective January 1, 2017, 44-year-old Stavros Mitrakis became the new CEO of Dresden-based Preh Car Connect GmbH. He thus replaces 54-year-old Dr. Ralf Voß, who held the position temporarily following Preh’s acquisition of the former TechniSat Automotive. To ensure the best possible coordination of Preh’s ongoing business (especially car HMI), Mitrakis has also been appointed to the boards of...more

News 18.10.2016

Preh again named a "cool place to work" in Michigan for 2016

NOVI, Mich. – Preh, Inc., a leading global automotive supplier based in Novi, Michigan, has been once again recognized as a “Cool Place to Work in Michigan” for 2016, by Crain’s Detroit Business magazine – an initiative designed to find and recognize Michigan’s best employers. Preh was one of a group of 75 companies in Michigan that were selected from hundreds of applicants large and small.“With our third year winning the award, we’re proud that our employees consistently find their work experiences with our organization rewarding,”...more

News 21.09.2016

Preh Car Connect shows solutions for networking utility vehicles

Connectivity Box for Vehicle-to-vehicle and Vehicle-to-X CommunicationDresden/Hanover. Preh Car Connect GmbH, a company of the Preh Group, presents the topic vehicle connectivity as the focus theme of its fair presentation at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016. In Hall 16 (Booth A40) the Preh Division from Dresden presents a Connectivity Box, which is conceived as the basis of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-X communication. It permits both the data exchange of utility vehicles and cars among each other and the communication of trucks...more

News 21.09.2016

Preh Group at IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016

"Drive - Work - Live": HMI System Solutions with Active Haptic Feedback in the Truck Cockpit Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale/Hanover. At IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016 in Hanover the Preh Group presents solutions to convey modern Human Machine Interface Systems (HMI) from the car segment to the truck cockpit, true to the motto “Drive – Work – Live”. Preh highlights in Hall 16 (Booth A40) include, for example, a utility vehicle steering wheel study with multi-function switches and a central input controller for the central console. By means of...more