Metaldyne LLC of Plymouth, Mich., acquired a forging and
machining facility in the Czech Republic near Brno and close to the borders of
Austria and Slovakia. Metaldyne will first focus on expanding certain
technologies within the plant, which will support growth within its forging and
machining product lines. Production is anticipated to begin by the end of 2012.
Metaldyne uses cold and warm forging, as well as secondary machining operations,
to manufacture differential side gears and pinions, hollowed transmission
shafts, transmission sliding sleeves and drivetrain components for several OEMs
and leading Tier-1 suppliers. According to Metaldyne, the new location will be
closely aligned with its other facility in the Czech Republic, which will
provide operational efficiencies as the company expands in the region.
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