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June 29, 2015

Metaldyne Earns Ford World Excellence Award

Plymouth, Mich. – June 29, 2015 – Metaldyne, LLC announced today that its Bluffton, Indiana, USA, operation was recognized by Ford Motor Company with a World Excellence Award for production in clutch modules.  

The Ford World Excellence Awards are given to the automaker’s suppliers who exceed company expectations and distinguish themselves from their peers by achieving the highest levels of global excellence in terms of quality, delivery and total cost in 2014. Fifty-two awards were given in ten categories. 

Over the past year, Metaldyne’s Bluffton, Indiana operation has delivered exceptional results for Ford.  The operation has significantly increased capacity for six speed transmission clutch modules without any material quality issues, all while maintaining exceptional on-time deliveries.

“This recognition from our largest customer is a testament to the outstanding work from all our employees at our Bluffton operation,” said Thomas A. Amato, president and CEO, Metaldyne, and co-president, Metaldyne Performance Group. “Our transmission products are manufactured with a highly sophisticated process with tight tolerances, and the Bluffton team’s combination of leading technology and a strong commitment to quality have helped us earn this prestigious award.”

Metaldyne manufactures, machines and assembles a variety of transmission products, including clutch modules, differential gears and assemblies, end cover assemblies, and aluminum valve bodies.

"Ford's World Excellence Awards allow us to recognize and thank our partners who support us in all we do," said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford’s group vice president, Global Purchasing. "In a year with a record number of global product introductions, these companies demonstrated a strong commitment to both quality and performance, and we're honored that they are a part of our ONE Ford team."


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 (, a leading provider of highly-engineered components for use in powertrain and safety-critical platforms for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets. More information about Metaldyne can be found at


About MPG

Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. (MPG) is a leading provider of highly-engineered components for use in powertrain and safety-critical platforms for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets. MPG produces these components using complex metal-forming manufacturing technologies and processes for a global customer base of vehicle OEMs and Tier I suppliers. MPG's metal-forming manufacturing technologies and processes include aluminum die casting, forging, iron casting and powder metal forming as well as advanced machining and assembly. Headquartered in Plymouth,Michigan, MPG has a global footprint spanning 61 locations in 13 countries across North America, South America, Europe and Asia with approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, visit

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