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Dr. Andreas Jäger (center) hands over the reins to the new management team: Joachim Salewski (left) and Thomas Ottawa (right) are assuming joint responsibility for “Parker Hannifin Auto-Tech Composites GmbH” as general managers. Salewski has been serving “Jäger Automobil Technik” in this role since 2009.
At the same time, the acquisition of Jäger Automobil-Technik will expand Parker’s existing process technology know-how in the key technology of two-component injection molding. With planned investments in continuing growth the future business unit of the Parker Engineered Materials Group is to become a Center of Excellence in two-component direct injection molding.
Jäger Automobil-Technik will be integrated into the Prädifa Technology Division. With its headquarters in Bietigheim-Bissingen and other locations in Germany, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy and Scotland, Prädifa Technology Division is part of the Parker Engineered Materials Group. “We are delighted to welcome the team of Jäger Automobil-Technik to the Parker family. By mutually complementing and extending our respective fields of expertise we will be able to deliver even more comprehensive and efficient service to our customers in the automotive sector and further strengthen our position in this important market,” says Thomas Ottawa, General Manager of the Prädifa Technology Division.

Parker Hannifin acquires
Jäger Automobil-Technik
Jäger Automobil-Technik GmbH specializes in the development and production of molded
 rubber and plastics components (fully elastomeric variants and composite solutions) and is
internationally renowned in the field of two-component injection technology. Automotive applications include door interiors, roof systems, bodywork and exteriors, and underhood components. The company employs about 250 people at two German (Osterode and Hildesheim) and one Polish (Gryfino) location.

The Jäger Group and Parker have been enjoying a long and successful business relationship. The integration of Jäger
Automobil-Technik into the Parker Hannifin Corporation is intended to further strengthen the positive business development of both companies in the important automotive end market. Due to the global footprint of the Parker Hannifin Engineered Materials Group, it will be possible to provide even more comprehensive and effective local support to Jäger’s global OEM customers.