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AAM Expands its Metal-Formed Products Business in Mexico

The new AccuGear location in Silao joins the Guanajuato Manufacturing Complex (GMC) as AAM’s second manufacturing facility in Mexico. Under the leadership of Plant Manager Kevin Edmonds, the plant will manufacture precision differential gears and assemblies to support a variety of AAM customers and programs.

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SILAO, Guanajuato – American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings (AAM) has opened a second location of AccuGear Inc. in Mexico. The new facility is located in the city of Silao, Guanajuato. AccuGear, a subsidiary of AAM, is dedicated to the production of metal-formed products.
 
The new AccuGear location in Silao joins the Guanajuato Manufacturing Complex (GMC) as AAM’s second manufacturing facility in Mexico. Under the leadership of Plant Manager Kevin Edmonds, the plant will manufacture precision differential gears and assemblies to support a variety of AAM customers and programs.
 
At a grand opening ceremony on May 16, President and Chief Operating Officer David Dauch commented, “The city of Silao offers us a centralized location to support our customers in both North America and South America. We are dedicated to profitably growing AAM’s AccuGear business by providing competitive, quality, advanced-technology product solutions for our truck and passenger car programs.”
 
AccuGear will offer precision net shape gear forming, machining and heat treat capabilities to its Chrysler, Nissan, General Motors and Volkswagen customers from the new Silao operation, according to Vice President of AAM’s Metal Formed Products Business Unit Norman Willemse.
 
By July 31, the AccuGear facility in Silao plans to expand by more than 19,000 square feet, resulting in a total workspace of 122,900 square feet. Located just five kilometers from GMC, AccuGear is expected to bring approximately 100 new jobs to the region.
 
 

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