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December 02, 2014

Metaldyne Receives 2014 ZF Supplier Award

Plymouth, Mich. – December 2, 2014 – A Metaldyne wholly-owned subsidiary was recently recognized as one of ZF Friedrichshafen AG’s top suppliers for 2014.  Metaldyne was one of only six companies receiving this honor from ZF, its largest Tier 1 customer.

Metaldyne Zell GmbH & Co. KG received the award based on its technology leadership for forged steel products which demonstrated exemplary quality and delivery performance and competiveness. The award was presented to Metaldyne in Friedrichshafen, Germany by ZF senior leadership including Mr. Wilhem Rehm, a ZF Member of the Board of Management.

“This recognition is an exciting honor for Metaldyne, especially given ZF’s leadership position in advanced powertrain and suspension systems globally,” said Thomas Amato, president and CEO of Metaldyne and co-president of Metaldyne Performance Group. “This is also a testament to the hard working and dedicated employees at Metaldyne Zell GmbH who strive to deliver world class products to ZF every day.”

Metaldyne supplies ZF with a variety of complex forged products, including differential side and pinion gears, hollow and full transmission shafts and several components for suspension applications, including tie rods. ZF is a global leader in powertrain, driveline and chassis technologies, with 122 production companies in 26 countries.

The award was presented to Metaldyne at ZF’s Materials Management Symposium, where ZF international experts and executive managers meet annually to share their experience and develop strategies for purchasing and logistics. This is the seventh year that ZF has presented the awards.

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 26 locations in 13 countries, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Metaldyne Performance Group (, which is owned by American Securities, a leading private equity firm ( More information about Metaldyne can be found at