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Mergers. Acquisitions. Operations.

Mergers. Acquisitions. Operations.

AEES Global

Manufacturing • Corporate Divestiture • Acquired in June 2009

Wire harnesses and electrical distribution products for domestic and international automotive original equipment manufacturers and tier-one suppliers.

Wire harnesses from AEES are in use by major automotive manufacturers including General Motors and Ford.


  • Operates in 13 countries and employs over 17,500 workers.
  • Leading manufacturer of wire harnesses for North American commercial vehicles.
  • Customers include OEMs such as General Motors, Ford, Freightliner, and Lear.


  • Built standalone operations from a challenged carve-out division.
  • In 2009 launched a comprehensive rebranding campaign and web site.


updated 3/11

"Our immediate priority is ensuring continuity of supply to AEES’ global customer base, while following a path to long-term health and profitability." Philip Norment, Partner, Platinum Equity



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