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June 23, 2014

Metaldyne’s Valencia Plant Receives Ford Quality Award for 11th Consecutive Year

Plymouth, Mich. – June 23, 2014 – Metaldyne, LLC today announced that its operation in Valencia, Spain received special recognition from Ford for outstanding quality.

For 11 consecutive years, Metaldyne Sintered Components Espana, S.L has delivered several million forged powder metal connecting rods for certain Ford Duratech engine lines in Europe with zero parts per million in defects and 100% on-time delivery.

At a recent Ford supplier conference, Metaldyne Sintered Components Espana, S. L., was recognized for this outstanding performance record for the past year, and Ford also acknowledged this remarkable performance over the past 11 consecutive years.

 “The hard working men and women at our Valencia plant have an unwavering commitment to Metaldyne’s model of operational excellence, and receiving this recognition is affirmation of the quality results we seek to achieve every day,” said Thomas Amato, president and CEO, Metaldyne. 


About Metaldyne

Metaldyne LLC is a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered metal-based components for engine, transmission, and driveline applications in the 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 26 locations in 13 countries, and is owned by American Securities, a leading private equity firm ( More information about Metaldyne can be found at

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