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October 02, 2012

Metaldyne’s Mexico Plant Receives GM Quality Award

Plymouth, Mich. – October 2, 2012Metaldyne, LLC today announced that it received the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the performance of its plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico.


The recognition was given by the GM Mexico Powertrain Division to specific locations of their top-performing suppliers, based on performance between July, 2011 and June, 2012. Suppliers who received the award must meet or exceed a stringent set of quality performance criteria and have the cross-functional support of the entire GM organization. All recipients must also be Quality Supply Basics (QSB) certified.


Metaldyne’s Ramos Arizpe plant earned a flawless score on quality performance, with zero PRR (problem report resolutions), zero PPM (parts rejected per million) and 100% on-time delivery, as well as support from the GM purchasing department and design release engineers.


 “This award represents the dedication to operational excellence, continuous improvement, and best-in-class quality that is shared by the employees at our Ramos Arizpe, Mexico operation,” said Thomas Amato, president and CEO, Metaldyne.  “We deeply appreciate GM’s acknowledgment of the Metaldyne Ramos Arizpe team’s efforts.”


GM was the first customer for which Metaldyne Mexico supplied fully machined powder forged connecting rods. Since the first GM connecting rod machining program in 2002, GM’s confidence in Metaldyne powder forged machining capabilities has steadily increased. To date, Metaldyne has forged and machined over 24 million rods for GM.


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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