Illinois Tool Works completes $450 million acquisition of ZF Friedrichshafen’s Engineered Fasteners business

The acquisition of Germany’s ZF Friedrichshafen’s Engineered Fasteners business by Illinois Tool Works (ITW) has now been completed.

Sold for approximately $450 million USD, the business was part of ZF TRW, the Active and Passive Safety Technology Division of ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

ZF said the Engineered Fasteners and Components business was successful and profitable, but it now aims to primarily concentrate on the growth of its core businesses in advanced safety, efficiency, electrification and the further development of automated driving.

“We are pleased to complete the sale of our Engineered Fasteners and Components business and are confident that ITW will do an excellent job managing this business with their considerable experience in the fasteners and components market,” said Franz Kleiner, CEO of ZF TRW and a member of the ZF Board of Management. “We thank the employees for their many years of dedication and wish them the best under ITW.”
ITW now operates the former Engineered Fasteners and Components business with 13 locations and a global manufacturing and engineering footprint that serves its customers in Europe, Asia, and North America with 3,500 employees located in 12 countries.