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Honeywell to spin off turbocharger business

Honeywell will spin off its Homes product portfolio and ADI global distribution business, as well as its Transportation Systems business, into two stand-alone, publicly traded companies. The company made the announcement after a comprehensive portfolio review. The spin-off is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

โ€œTodayโ€™s announcement marks the culmination of a rigorous portfolio review involving a detailed assessment of every Honeywell business. As part of that review, we analysed numerous criteria, including growth outlook, financial performance, market dynamics, potential for disruption, and, most importantly, assessment of fit as a Honeywell business,โ€ said Honeywell President and CEO Darius Adamczyk.

โ€œThe spun businesses will be better positioned to maximize shareowner value through focused strategic decision making and capital allocation tailored for their end markets,โ€ Adamczyk said.

The new Transportation Systems business will be a global leader in turbocharger technologies with best-in-class engineering capabilities for a broad range of engine types across global automobile, truck and other vehicle markets. The business is expected to have annualised revenue of approximately USD3 billion, a high-yield credit rating, approximately 6,500 employees and financial responsibility for Honeywell legacy automotive segment liabilities.

โ€œThe remaining Honeywell portfolio will consist of high-growth businesses in six attractive industrial end markets, each aligned to global mega trends including energy efficiency, infrastructure investment, urbanisation and safety. These businesses are best positioned to leverage Honeywell synergies from our technologies, financial and business models, and talent. Our simplified portfolio will offer multiple platforms for organic growth and margin expansion through further deployment of our world-class HOS Gold operating system and the Honeywell Sentience Platform,โ€ Adamczyk said.

The planned separations will not require a shareowner vote and are intended to be tax-free spins to Honeywell shareowners for U.S. federal income tax purposes.