Joint ventures

PST Eletrônica Ltda. (PST)

PST Electronics has been a Stoneridge joint venture since 1997. This partnership provides Stoneridge with a base for expansion into the growing South American automotive market.

Founded in 1988, PST Electronics provides telematics, infotainment, comfort and security solutions for the automotive industry. The company develops tracking & trace, alarm for cars, motorcycles and trucks, car audio, power door lock and window lifters, parking sensors, blocking systems and instrument clusters. PST Electronics is a leader in automotive security and supplies to the major automakers in Brazil and South America.

Its design center staff is capable of locally developing firmware, software, hardware and mechanical parts in a wide range of technologies such as radio frequency (RF) and ultrasonic sensing. The company is known by its two primary brands, PST Electronics serving the OEM automotive market, and Positron serving the independent aftermarket and Track&Trace Servive market.  Currently, the company has two factories in Brazil and a branch in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Minda Stoneridge Instruments Ltd. (MSIL)

In 2004, Stoneridge acquired an interest in Minda. Based in New Dehli, India, Minda designs and manufactures instrumentation for the passenger car, commercial vehicle and agricultural equipment markets. This joint venture is expected to benefit from new regulations adopted by the Indian government to tighten emission standards for commercial vehicles, which will necessitate a transformation from mechanically to electronically controlled engines.

The Minda group of companies is a family-owned conglomerate that provides wiring, switches, locksets and instrumentation and has proven to be an effective market maker in Asia. As a result of the Minda joint venture, Stoneridge now has global capabilities for electronic instrumentation focused on the automotive and commercial vehicle markets.

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