Metaldyne’s Valencia plant receives Ford quality award

September 5, 2012

September 5, 2012

Metaldyne, LLC, has announced that its operation in Valencia, Spain, recently received special recognition from Ford for outstanding quality.

For almost ten years Metaldyne Sintered Components Espana, S.L has supplied several million Powder Forged connecting rods to some of Ford’s Duratech engine lines in Europe. During this time, Metaldyne had zero parts per million in defects and 100% on-time delivery, the company stated.

Ford congratulated Metaldyne Sintered Components Espana, S.L “outstanding quality record,” in the award presented to Metaldyne by the leadership of Ford’s engine plant in Valencia, Spain.

“This award represents Metaldyne’s commitment to operational excellence and dedication to support Ford by the hard working men and women at our Valencia, Spain operations,” stated Thomas Amato, President and CEO, Metaldyne.  “This recognition is an example of the exceptional standards Metaldyne strives to achieve for all its customers.”


Powder Forged Connecting Rods

Metaldyne supplies finished, machined and assembled fracture-split Powder Forged connecting rods. This, states the company, eliminates significant investment costs for the OEM while delivering a lighter, stronger, superior quality product.

According to Metaldyne, the group provides Powder Metallurgy con-rods for more programs worldwide than any other supplier.

Other products produced by the group include engine bearing caps, cylinder oil jets, transmission sub assemblies, crankshaft rubber and viscous dampers, forged and finished differential gears and assemblies, and balance shaft modules.

Metaldyne has over $1 billion in annual revenue, with some 25 locations in 13 countries.  


Posted by: Paul Whittaker, Editor, [email protected]   

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