News 23.01.2018

Acquisition of ePower legally effective

Preh well prepared for growth in electromobility.  Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale / Kongsberg. The acquisition of “ePower” by Preh GmbH, which was agreed in November 2017, has become legally effective. As Preh Sweden AB, the Sweden-based development specialist ePower, which was previously a business unit of Kongsberg Automotive ASA, Kongsberg/Norway, is now part of Preh GmbH’s E-Mobility business unit. The automotive supplier, which belongs to the Chinese Joyson Group, has pooled its expertise in the area of electromobility in this...more

News 24.11.2017

Preh acquires “ePower” from Kongsberg Automotive

Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale/Kongsberg. Preh GmbH is acquiring “ePower”, a business unit of Kongsberg Automotive ASA in Kongsberg, Norway. ePower was founded in 2011 in order to develop and market on-board chargers which are now in series production and used in the powertrain for electric and hybrid vehicles. ePower currently employs 20 people and has two development centers in Gothenburg and Mullsjö in Sweden. In addition, the high-tech specialist draws on a proven network of around 50 engineering consultants, who both operate out of...more

News 12.11.2017

Intuitive Driver’s Workplace – concept study with a vision of the future

Bad Neustadt a. d. Saale/Hanover. Preh presents its pioneering concept study of an intuitively operated driver's workplace in agricultural machinery at Agritechnica 2017 in Hanover. Michael Jendis, Director of the Commercial Vehicle HMI Division at Preh GmbH explains: “We want to bring the future potential of the latest control technologies to our customers in a practical fashion. We are therefore presenting the latest innovation from our advanced development in the form of a concept study which enables new ways of selecting...more

News 12.09.2017

Preh Car Connect presents Vehicle Networking Solutions

Connectivity Box for Vehicle-to-X and Vehicle-to-Vehicle CommunicationDresden/Frankfurt a.M. Between September 14 and 24, the automotive supplier Preh Car Connect will present its range of products at the 67th International Automobile Fair (IAA) in Frankfurt/Main (Hall 5.1, booth A26). Preh Car Connect, a Preh Group company, produces augmented reality and mirroring technologies, as well as vehicle networking technology. A highlight of this year’s showcase will be the company’s new product, the Connectivity Box, a vehicle-to-x and...more

News 12.09.2017

Preh highlights tomorrow’s interior trends at IAA 2017 exhibition

Concept study for the center console of the futureFrankfurt a.M./Bad Neustadt. Preh GmbH will be presenting a new concept study at the IAA 2017 which forecasts the technological trends that will shape vehicle operation in the coming years. The central console study shows how the increasing digitalization of future automobile generations could change control systems and further optimize comfort and safety. At the same time, Preh combines the user-friendly operating habits of smartphones with safety requirements during the journey, for...more

News 30.06.2017

Acquisition of M&R Automation and Preh 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 approval of the appropriate 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...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