October 02, 2012
Metaldyne Opens New Facility in Czech Republic
Plymouth, Mich. – October 2, 2012 – Metaldyne, LLC officially opened its facility in Zbysov, Czech Republic last week, marking the second operation for the company in Eastern Europe.
Metaldyne leadership, employees, and local government officials, including the Governor of South Marovia, local families and Metaldyne’s business partners, celebrated the plant opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new plant is located near Metaldyne’s existing operation in Oslavany, Czech Republic, which has grown to capacity in the past several years and has an excellent quality and delivery record.
“Given our strong confidence our Czech Republic team, further investing in the region was an easy decision,” said Thomas Amato, president and CEO of Metaldyne, LLC. “With this second operation in the Czech Republic, Metaldyne will look to this region as a flagship manufacturing location to support our customers in Europe and other parts of the world.”
Metaldyne acquired the facility in February as part of its strategy to expand in Eastern Europe, and production began in July. The Zbýšov facility has 8,000 square meters of production capacity and will initially support growth within Metaldyne’s forging and machining product lines, with additional capacity to support customers and the continued expansion of Metaldyne’s other products in the future.
Metaldyne, LLC, is a leading global designer and supplier of metal-formed components and assemblies principally for powertrain applications for automotive and light truck markets. Products include powder metal engine connecting rods, engine bearing caps, engine cylinder oil jets, transmission sub assemblies, forged differential gears and pinions, differential assemblies, engine balance shaft modules, transmission shafts, and engine crankshaft dampers.
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 www.metaldyne.com.
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