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Metaldyne acquires new facility in Zbysov, Czech Republic

ABR Staff Writer Published 24 February 2012

Metaldyne has acquired a new facility in Zbysov, Czech Republic, to expands its presence in Eastern Europe and support global growth.

In the new Zbysov facility, the company will first focus on expanding certain technologies, which will support growth within its forging and machining product lines.

Production is expected to start by the end of this year at the Zbysov plant, which is near Brno, Czech Republic and close to the borders of Austria and Slovakia.

The company uses cold and warm forging, as well as secondary machining operations, to build differential side gears and pinions, hollowed transmission shafts, transmission sliding sleeves, drivetrain splined sleeves, and other drivetrain components for several OEMs and Tier-1 suppliers.

Metaldyne president and CEO Thomas Amato said the company's expansion in Eastern Europe allows it to further support the increased manufacturing needs of its customers.

"This new location will be closely aligned with Metaldyne's other facility in the Czech Republic, which will provide operational efficiencies as we expand in the region," Amato said.

Metaldyne is a designer and supplier of metal-formed components and assemblies for powertrain applications for automotive and light truck markets.

Its 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.