PMG Indiana opens new plant

April 23, 2014

PMG recently held an opening ceremony for its new state of the art production facility at its Indiana, USA, site. Along with showcasing the new facility, PMG Indiana also demonstrated its highly automated “one-piece-flow” production line focused on producing products for Magna Powertrain for end use in GM trucks and mid-size vehicles.

Dr Michael Krehl, Managing Director of PMG Holding, welcomed the guests and gave a brief overview of the PMG Group, which has other locations in Spain, Germany, China and Pennsylvania. PMG is owned by Vermögensverwaltung Goldschmidt GmbH (VVG) who was represented at the event by Albert-Frederick von Dörnberg, Managing Director of VVG, and Karl Theo Goldschmidt, member of the owning family of VVG.

The event was well attended by customers and local businesses, as well as Indiana’s Secretary of State Connie Lawson and Columbus Mayor Kristen Brown. Mayor Brown promoted the positives that PMG has had on the community including the additional workforce additions beyond the anticipated amount listed for the expansion project. The Secretary of State also enforced the support that the facility has had on the local and state economies.

Mike Jelinek, Director of Purchasing at Magna, provided further insight to the decision to invest their products into PMG and the Columbus area. He stated that the choice for high quality, dedication to technology and the local support for manufacturing were keys in their commitment to PMG globally and locally.

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Ribbon cutting ceremony (from left): Josep Planas (PMG Indiana), Connie Lawson (Indiana’s Secretary of State), Kristen Brown (Mayor of Columbus), Juan Miguel Garcia (PMG Holding)

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Starting the production line (from left): Albert-Frederick von Dörnberg (VVG), Juan Miguel Garcia (PMG Holding), Josep Planas (PMG Indiana), Mike Jelinek (Magna), Dr. Michael Krehl (PMG Holding), Karl Theo Goldschmidt (Representative of the owning family)

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