Gentex acquires HomeLink

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

ZEELAND, Mich.—Gentex, based here, a manufacturer of fire protection products, dimmable aircraft windows and automotive mirrors and electronics, on Sept. 27 completed the acquisition of Johnson Controls' HomeLink business, according to a news release.

HomeLink is a vehicle-based control system that enables drivers to remotely activate garage door openers, entry door locks, home lighting, security systems, entry gates, and other radio frequency convenience products. HomeLink is currently offered in all automotive brands and is compatible with more than 99 percent of garage door opening systems.

Gentex has been integrating HomeLink into its automatic-dimming rearview mirrors for more than 10 years. The acquisition secures Gentex's current customer and product offerings in HomeLink mirrors, and enables new opportunities for Gentex to provide HomeLink for all automotive interior applications.