Henniges Automotive Forms Strategic Alliance with Argentine Sealing Company, Burkool S.A.

AUBURN HILLS, MI — Henniges Automotive Holdings, Inc., a leading supplier of highly engineered sealing and anti-vibration systems for the global automotive market, today announced it has formed a strategic alliance with Burkool S.A., a sealing solutions manufacturer based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The agreement focuses on supporting the growth of key automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in Argentina and further expands the global footprint of Henniges Automotive. As leading suppliers of dynamic sealing solutions for the automotive industry, Henniges and Burkool design and develop a wide range of weather strips and seals for doors, hoods, rear compartments, and inner and outer belts that prevent water, air and dust from entering the vehicle and its critical spaces.

"Henniges is a growing global supplier of sealing and anti-vibrations systems with a long history of keeping vehicles quiet and dry, and this alliance further strengthens our footprint and abilities to serve unique customer needs in specific markets," said Doug DelGrosso, Henniges president and CEO. "By partnering with Burkool, it will allow us to utilize the company's long, established relationships and capabilities in South America, and leverage our technical knowledge and significant expertise in adapting our solutions for customers around the world."

With more than 100 years in the sealing technology business, Henniges engineers utilize best practices to drive continuous improvement and ensure designs are focused on creating innovative solutions for quality fit and function in any situation. Burkool draws on more than 70 years of sealing experience producing rubber and plastic seals, weather strips and all types of extruded profiles for automotive OEMs.

"As one of the largest manufacturers of sealing products in Argentina, we are excited to enter into this agreement with Henniges Automotive as it enables us both to expand our reach and deliver high-performance, quality products for our customers," said Matias Graviotto, Burkool CEO.

About Burkool S.A.

Burkool S.A. is an Argentine Company that has more than 70 years bringing sealing solutions for the comfort of our customer. We provide rubber and plastic seals, weather strips and all types of extruded profiles for the automotive industry. We are direct suppliers for OEM automotive customers and we produce products for aftermarket and have 60% of Argentina's market share. We also export to more than 20 countries in the world.

About Henniges Automotive

Henniges provides automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with sealing systems for doors, windows, trunks, lift gates, sunroofs and hoods. The company also supplies the automotive market with anti-vibration products, encapsulated glass, and other rubber components. Henniges sells to all major Automotive OEM customers and operates facilities in North America, Europe, and China. The company has 6,000 employees worldwide.