Metaldyne, an Asahi Tec company, has won a contract to supply key powertrain and chassis components to support a future vehicle produced by China's Chery Automobile Co. Ltd.
The agreement follows the official opening of Metaldyne's first manufacturing China facility in Suzhou in 2007, which allowed the company to introduce its innovative products into the China market.
Metaldyne designs products using unique processes and materials providing significant weight and performance enhancements to its customers. Since many of the processes needed to manufacture these designs are not common in China, Chery is using this opportunity to develop key vehicle components with Metaldyne including suspension components, oil pumps and powdered metal forged connecting rods.
"We are very excited about this opportunity to bring our advanced manufacturing techniques to China's fastest growing auto...