In 2006, the German Otto Sauer Achsenfabrik GmbH and the North American original equipment manufacturer for commercial vehicles, Holland Group Inc. merge to form SAF-HOLLAND, one of the leading suppliers for the global commercial vehicles industry.
SAF-HOLLAND products impress both the vehicle manufacturer and their customers: fleets and trucking companies worldwide. They prove their outstanding product features in everyday transport business through quality, efficiency and service.
The company intends to secure and continually expand on this success in the long-term. For this reason, SAF-HOLLAND pools its resources, uses its specialist know-how and optimizes the active cooperation of its entire workforce.
Merger of the SAF Group (Germany) and the Holland Group (USA)
Initial Public Offering of SAF-HOLLAND (Prime Standard)
Acquisition of Georg Fischer Verkehrstechnik GmbH (second largest manufacturer of fifth wheels in Europe and the kingpin business of US supplier, Austin-Westran
Private equity company Pamplona Capital Partners I, LP sells its remaining share (34.5%)
Inclusion of SAF-HOLLAND in the SDAX
Acquisition of specialists for bus suspension, Corpco Beijing Technology and Development Co., Ltd.
Sale of the Aerway product line to Salford Inc.
Acquisition of Brazilian suspension specialist KLL Equipamentos para Transporte Ltda.
Acquisition of the Italian manufacturer of coupling systems for trucks, trailers, semi-trailers and agricultural vehicles V.ORLANDI S.p.A
Acquisition of the trailer axle and suspension system manufacturer York Transport Equipment (Asia) Pte. Ltd.
Acquisition of Trailer Tire Pressure Management Specialist PressureGuard™
Acquisition of the Finnish Stara Group
SAF-HOLLAND S.A. is operating under the name of SAF-HOLLAND SE after its conversion into a European Company (Societas Europaea, SE) and completed the transfer of the registered office to Bessenbach, Germany.