August 1, 2013

GE completes acquisition of Avio Aviation Business

GE has completed the acquisition of the aviation business of Avio S.p.A., a leading, Italy-based provider of civil and military aviation components and systems. The purchase price was $4.3bn U.S. (€3.3bn). GE did not purchase Avio’s space unit. Avio’s aviation business has been renamed Avio Aero, a GE Aviation business. Avio Aero will retain headquarters in Turin, Italy. The acquisition furthers GE’s participation and expertise in the areas of mechanical transmission systems, low-pressure turbines, combustion technology, and automation systems. “Avio Aero operates in four continents and enhances our global capabilities and engineering strength as our production rates rise,” said David Joyce, president and CEO of GE Aviation, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. “Also GE will build Avio Aero’s position as a supplier to other industrial and aviation companies. We are thrilled to further our industrial participation in Italy.”



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