Dura Automotive Systems

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Dura Automotive Systems, headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA is a leading independent designer and manufacturer of automotive components including advanced driver control systems, exterior systems and lightweight structural systems. DURA markets its automotive products to every North American, Asian and European Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and many leading Tier One automotive suppliers. DURA is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, with more than 11,000 employees at 41 sites in 15 countries

DURA Automotive Systems, a Lynn Tilton company, was ranked in the 2006 Fortune 1000.

On October 30, 2006, Dura filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.[1] Final determination to delist Dura's common stock and convertible trust preferred securities from NASDAQ was made November 13, 2006.[2]

In December 2009, Dura Automotive Systems was acquired by the New York private equity firm Patriarch Partners.[3]

In the deal, Dura absorbed Global Automotive Systems[1] of suburban Detroit, another company owned by Patriarch Partners, to form a parts supplier with global sales of nearly $2 billion.[4]


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