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COMMENT: Thwarted Haldex takeovers raise product compatibility issues

BY ALAN BUNTING. Several companies have tried to acquire Haldex, but the reasons why the bids have failed are not just financial

There were numerous financial reasons for the failure of successive takeover bids for Swedish truck and bus brake system manufacturer Haldex, by SAF Holland, ZF and Knorr-Bremse reported by Automotive World. But the question of product ‘harmonisation’ also reared its head….

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