Knorr-Bremse becomes the majority shareholder of Cojali SL. An exciting partnership for growth and further development.
Cojali S. L. is committed to Knorr-Bremse as a strategic partner to promote the growth and development of the company, turning the German company into the majority shareholder of the company.
- Cojali is the world leader in development of automotive components and all makes diagnostic equipment for commercial vehicles, with its tool Jaltest Diagnostics.
- Based on its wide experience with traditional diagnostics, Cojali has developed remote diagnostics and predictive maintenance solutions; the next step for the connected and digitalized repair shops.
- In fiscal year 2021, Cojali generated revenues of around EUR 78 million, sustaining an annual growth rate of 16% on average while achieving well above-average profitability.
- Knorr-Bremse has signed a contract for the acquisition of a majority 55% stake of the company.
Cojali S. L., the world leader in development of all makes diagnostics equipment and other technological solutions and components for commercial vehicle, has signed a contract with Knorr-Bremse, the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of other rail and commercial vehicle equipment, to be part of the shareholding of the Spanish company. The transaction will be subject to the usual conditions, including approval by the relevant antitrust authorities.
The Knorr-Bremse’s strategy is to invest in the growing market for connectivity while further developing its digitalization expertise in the commercial transportation industry. For this reason, Cojali is the most suitable partner to achieve these goals, because of its solutions, experience and know-how in terms of remote diagnostics and applied data science.
“With Knorr-Bremse, we now have the ideal partner by our side, as well as the Group’s extensive network. This cooperation will enable us to further develop our products and services and make them available to an even larger customer base. Together, we are effectively triggering the next stage of Cojali’s growth, by sharing our knowledge and working together with Knorr-Bremse’s team” adds Venancio Alberca, founder and CEO of Cojali S. L.
Bernd Spies, Member of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG and responsible for the Commercial Vehicle Systems division: “By acquiring a stake in Cojali, not only are we strengthening our existing aftermarket business by investing in a commercial vehicle-specific software solution that will open up new business opportunities for us in the fields of Big Data and predictive maintenance based on Big Data – we are also continuing our successful growth based on the digitalization megatrend. I’m very much looking forward to working with the Cojali team.”
Using Cojali’s diagnostics expertise, workshops and fleet operators can assess the status of vehicle components accurately and quickly, regardless of brand, while also receiving comprehensive assistance with troubleshooting. Among fleet operators of all sizes, there is a growing need to check the condition of specific components and even entire vehicle systems not just while vehicles are parked in a workshop, but while they are on route, so that any necessary repairs can be predicted as early as possible. As part of their collaborative relationship, Knorr-Bremse and Cojali will work on expanding their range of remote diagnostics, connectivity and predictive maintenance with the aim of further enhancing the availability of their customers’ fleets, in addition to expanding the component market for commercial vehicles.
Cojali S.L., which has its headquarters in Campo de Criptana, Spain, is a company with operations in more than 115 countries all over the world. It is already a leading global developer of technological solutions for traditional diagnostics, remote diagnostics, predictive maintenance and telematics, and is also a component manufacturer for commercial vehicles.
The highly profitable technology solutions developer employs around 495 people and is the market leader in Europe for multi-brand diagnostics.
Knorr-Bremse (ISIN: DE000KBX1006, ticker symbol: KBX) is the global market leader for braking systems and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles. Knorr-Bremse’s products make a decisive contribution to greater safety and energy efficiency on rail tracks and roads around the world. About 30,500 employees at over 100 sites in more than 30 countries use their competence and motivation to satisfy customers worldwide with products and services. In 2021, the two divisions Knorr-Bremse together generated revenues of EUR 6.7 billion. For more than 115 years, the company has been the industry innovator, driving developments in mobility and transportation with an edge in connected system solutions. Knorr-Bremse is one of Germany’s most successful industrial companies and profits from the key global megatrends: Urbanization, Sustainability, Digitalization, and Mobility.