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|Headquarters||Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, U.S.|
|Key people||Roger Penske, Chairmain
Rob Kurnick, President
|Products||Automotive, Truck Leasing, Motor Group, Logistics|
In 1985, Penske acquired Hertz's Truck Rental division to form Hertz/Penske Truck Rental. In 1992, "Hertz" was dropped and it became Penske Truck Rental.
On June 5, 2009, it was announced that Penske would purchase the Saturn brand and its assets from the bankrupt General Motors. Just three months later, on Sept 30, Penske announced it would no longer acquire Saturn from GM due to manufacturing uncertainties.
Penske's subsidiaries include:
Companies in which Penske Corporation owns a stake and performs a controlling role:
- Penske Truck Leasing (joint venture between Penske Corp. and GE)
- Penske Logistics (Supply chain management and logistics service, a subsidiary of Penske Truck Leasing)
- Penske Automotive Group (PAG:NYSE – a 40+% stake)
- Truck-Lite, and Davco (transportation component manufacturing)
- Detroit Diesel – A former GM subsidiary, Penske purchased a portion of the company in 1988 and, together with General Motors, spun the company off into a separate company. Sold to DaimlerChrysler AG in 2000.
- VM Motori S.p.A. - a 51% stake was sold to Fiat S.p.A. in February 2011.