SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 27, 2005
COOPER-STANDARD HOLDINGS INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
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Item 8.01. Other events.
Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc., issued a press release (the "Press Release") on July 27, 2005 regarding its acquisition of a manufacturing facility located in Atlacomulco, Mexico from Enfriamientos de Automoviles, S.A. de C.V., a subsidiary of the Gates Corporation. A copy of the Press Release is being furnished and included herewith as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibit is furnished pursuant to Item 9.01 of Form 8-K:
99.1. Press release of Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc., wholly-owned subsidiary of Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc., dated July 27, 2005.
The information in this Form 8-K and the exhibit attached hereto shall not be deemed "filed" for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act").
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc.
Date: July 27, 2005
For Immediate Release
|Contacts:||Barry Von Lanken
Cooper Standard Automotive
Cooper-Standard Automotive Acquires Mexico Hose
from Gates Corporation
Novi, Mich. – July 27, 2005 – Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc. recently completed the acquisition of Gates Corporation's Enfriamientos de Automoviles, S.A. de C.V. manufacturing facility located in Atlacomulco, Mexico.
"Strategically this acquisition adds to our core capabilities of supporting our automotive customers throughout the world. It does so in a manner consistent with our overall growth initiatives by continuing to diversify our customer base." said Jim McElya, CEO of Cooper-Standard Automotive.
The operation in Mexico has annual sales of approximately $25 million and manufactures low pressure heating and cooling hose, principally for the OEM automotive marketplace.
About Cooper-Standard Automotive
Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc., headquartered in Novi, Mich., is a top 40 global automotive supplier specializing in the manufacture and marketing of systems and components for the global automotive industry. The company is privately held by partners The Cypress Group and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. Products include body sealing systems, NVH control systems and fluid handling systems. Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc. employs more than 14,000 people across 47 facilities in 14 countries. For more information, visit the company's Web site at: http://www.cooperstandard.com.
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