Stewart and Stevenson Acquires Automotive Technik Holdings Limited Manufacturer of the Pinzgauer Light Tactical Vehicle.
Stewart and Stevenson Services Inc. announced today that it has acquired the outstanding shares of Automotive Technik Holdings Limited . ("ATL") , the United Kingdom-based manufacturer of the Pinzgauer light utility vehicle.
ATL began manufacturing the vehicle in the late 1990s in Guildford, England.
In addition to the standard 4x4 and a 6x6 configuration, ATL recently added a new Pinzgauer X-M (X-treme Mobility) model and an armored 6x6 variant.
ATL has won major contracts in competitive tenders from the UK Ministry of Defence and the New Zealand Ministry of Defence, and is involved in a number of additional programs worldwide.
The vehicle Steyr-Daimler-Puch Pinzgauer TD (Turbo Diesel) was originally developed in the late 1960s by Steyr-Daimler-Puch of Graz, Austria, and was named after the Pinzgauer, an Austrian breed of horse.
First generation (710 and 712) prototype was developed around 1969 and production began in 1971
In 1980, Steyr-Daimler-Puch started development on a second generation Pinzgauer (716 and 718) . The initial second generation Pinzgauer rolled off the assembly line at the end of 1984.
In 2000 the rights were sold to Automotive Technik Ltd (ATL) in the UK. ATL was subsequently acquired by Stewart & Stevenson Services.
Inc. in 2005; in May 2006, Stewart & Stevenson became a subsidiary of the aerospace and defence group Armor Holdings, Inc.
One year later, Armor Holdings was acquired by BAE Systems plc, who discontinued UK production of the Pinzgauer (in 2008), which was proving to be vulnerable to mines and improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan. Development work (done in the UK) on a planned Pinzgauer II was evaluated by a BAE subsidiary in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa but no vehicle was ever made.
The Pinzgauer first-generation vehicle was manufactured in 710 4x4 and 712 6x6 models with the versatile platform allowing the vehicle to be adapted for any configuration. 710 4x4 body variants include M, T, K, AMB-Y and AMB-S. M is a troop transporter with soft top and T is a flat-bed carrier. The variant K is a four-door, hard-top station wagon, AMB-Y is a three-door ambulance, while AMB-S is another ambulance version with an air-portable removable shelter. 712 6x6 body type variants include M, T, FW, K, W, DK and AMB-S.
Magna Steyr AG & Co KG was founded in 2001 after Magna International Inc. acquired a majority shareholding in Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG three years earlier.
Magna Steyr AG & Co KG is an automobile manufacturer based in Graz, Austria, where also its primary manufacturing plant is located. It is a subsidiary of Canadian-based Magna International and was previously part of the Steyr-Daimler-Puch conglomerate.
Magna Steyr engineers, develops and assembles automobiles for other companies on a contractual basis; therefore, Magna Steyr is not an automobile marque. In 2002, it absorbed Daimler AG's Eurostar vehicle assembly facility. The company's vehicle assembly capacity reached 200,000 vehicles a year. It is the largest contract manufacturer for automobiles worldwide, and has several manufacturing sites, with its main car production in Graz in Austria.
Magna Steyr developed Mercedes-Benz's "4Matic" four-wheel drive (4wd) system, and assembles all E-Class 4Matic models. The company also undertook substantial development on the BMW X3 and manufactures all first generation X3s, the Aston Martin Rapide and developed several cars on behalf of manufacturers such as the Audi TT, Fiat Bravo and Peugeot RCZ.
Stewart & Stevenson has designed, manufactured and supported the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles for the U.S. Army since 1991. The FMTV, which includes 2.5-ton and 5-ton trucks in more than 15 variants, is produced in Stewart & Stevenson's state-of-the-art facilities located in Sealy, Texas. The company has produced over 26,000 FMTV vehicles, which are in service around the world.
Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc., founded in 1902, is a billion-dollar company that manufactures, distributes, and provides service for a wide range of industrial products and diesel-powered equipment to key industries worldwide, including power generation, defense, aircraft, marine, petroleum and transportation. For more information on Stewart & Stevenson visit .
ALL-TERRAIN specialists Pinzgauer have announced details of their latest go-anywhere model, to be branded the XM. The initials stand for X-treme Mobility.
Nel telaio sono inseriti i differenziali (con blocco al 100%), la scatola del transfer e il sistema dei mozzi a portale, che gli consentono un'altezza dal suolo di 360 millimetri, secondo soltanto al celebre Unimog. La nuova versione di Pinzgauer, inoltre, si distingue dalla precedente per aver abbandonato il propulsore a benzina in favore di un economico e funzionale 5 cilindri turbodiesel di 2460 cc Euro III (sembra proprio una derivazione Volkswagen), di cui il costruttore non dichiara la potenza, un motore che sulla Touareg eroga 174 cavalli.
1998 Magna International Inc. acquires a majority holding in Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG.
2001 MAGNA STEYR AG & Co KG is founded.
2002 June 6: Resolution passed at the annual general meeting changing the name of Steyr-Daimler-Puch Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG to MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG and STEYR Powertrain AG & Co KG to MAGNA STEYR Powertrain AG & Co KG.
2002 July 6: Magna Steyr takes over Eurostar.
2004 Magna Steyr's business unit Powertrain is hived off into the independent Magna Group Magna Drivetrain.
2005 Acquisition of the Fuel System Group from Tesma International Inc..
2010 Erhard & Sohne, a supplier of tank systems and compressed air tanks for commercial vehicles, is acquired by Magna Steyr.
2011 ACTS (Advanced Car Technology Systems) situated in Sailauf is integrated into Magna Steyr.
The Pinzgauer is now owned and produced by BAE Systems Land Systems in Guildford, Surrey, however production has ceased.
From 2006 Automotive Technik Ltd is re-named as Pinzgauer Ltd in order to extend the awareness of its Pinzgauer brand. The Pinzgauer vehicle is used for Military and Emergency Services.

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