Wärtsilä Acquires Business of Singaporean Total Automation

Friday, February 10, 2006
Wärtsilä Corporation acquires the entire business of Total Automation Ltd, a Singapore-based public marine automation company, and all Total Automation's shares in its subsidiaries at a price of approximately EUR 61.6 million. Total Automation had sales of EUR 38.5 million in 2004 and has consistently generated EBIT margins in excess of 15%. The company employs over 400 people and has facilities in Singapore, Dubai, France, the UK and China

In addition to general marine automation, Total Automation has a strong foothold within the offshore and LNG sectors. The company focuses on refit projects and service work. The customers are multinational companies, shipyards and ship owners. The transaction complements Wärtsilä's earlier electrical and automation acquisitions in Europe and North America. It enables Wärtsilä to provide a comprehensive automation and electrical offering, strengthening Wärtsilä's position as a total service provider. The transaction is expected to close within the 1st half of 2006. The agreement is subject confirmatory due diligence and to the approval of the shareholders of Total Automation Ltd. The majority shareholder, Malaysia-based M3nergy Berhad controlling 53,3% of the share capital and votes, has agreed to vote in favour of the transaction.

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