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August 27, 2012

Metaldyne's Valencia Plant Receives Ford Quality Award

Plymouth, Mich. – August 27, 2012Metaldyne, LLC today announced that its operation in Valencia, Spain received special recognition from Ford for outstanding quality.

For nearly a decade, Metaldyne Sintered Components Espana, S.L has delivered several million forged powder metal connecting rods for certain Ford Duratech engine lines in Europe. During this time, Metaldyne had zero parts per million in defects and 100% on-time delivery, an exceptional performance record.

Ford congratulated Metaldyne Sintered Components Espana, S.L “outstanding quality record,” in the award presented to Metaldyne by the leadership of Ford’s engine plant in Valencia, Spain.

“This award represents Metaldyne’s commitment to operational excellence and dedication to support Ford by the hard working men and women at our Valencia, Spain operations,” said Thomas Amato, president and CEO, Metaldyne.  “This recognition is an example of the exceptional standards Metaldyne strives to achieve for all its customers.”


About Metaldyne

Metaldyne, LLC, is a leading global designer and supplier of metal-formed components and assemblies for engine, transmission and driveline applications for automotive and light truck markets. Products include engine connecting rods, engine bearing caps, cylinder oil jets, transmission sub assemblies, crankshaft rubber and viscous dampers, forged and finished differential gears and assemblies, and balance shaft modules.

Metaldyne has over $1 billion in annual revenue with 25 locations in 13 countries. Metaldyne is principally owned by The Carlyle Group, one of the largest private equity funds in the world. For more information go to

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