The independent aftermarket segment of Germany’s Continental AG has acquired the Omnitec Group, an automotive diagnostics specialist based in the United Kingdom. Omnitec is an international supplier of diagnostic equipment services to the independent aftermarket and automotive manufacturers, including scan tools, workstations and gas analyzers. It has a U.S. office in San Jose, CA.
The acquisition is intended to strengthen Continental’s position in aftermarket diagnostic products and services worldwide.
The two companies have been doing business together for years. Since 2008, Continental ContiSys has been offering multi-brand diagnostic technology from Omitec under the VDO brand. Additionally, the sales rights for the Autodiagnos brand in Germany, Austria and Switzerland were acquired from Omitec in mid-2010.