JV to Install Second Forging Press Line in India
The new forging line, which is scheduled to start operation in November 2012, supports Sumitomo Metals’ goal of achieving more than 10% of the global forged crankshaft business. The company’s worldwide forged crankshaft supply capacity will increase from 9.3 million to 10.7 million units. SMI Amtek’s No. 1 forging line is scheduled to reach full production capacity in the second half of 2012. SMI Amtek also operates heat-treatment and die-sinking equipment.