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Miba expands production facilities in the USA

July 24, 2014

Delivery capacity for the automotive industry significantly enhanced at McConnelsville, Ohio plant

- The Miba Group has been manufacturing in the US for the past 25 years
- Miba Sinter US has significantly enhanced delivery capacity for the automotive industry
- 'Local to local' strategy ensures close links with customers and long-term growth in USA
- Sintering know-how for reliable, resource friendly and environmentally compatible products makes a key contribution to reducing CO2 emissions

On July 10, 2014, Miba Sinter USA, LLC, officially opened expanded production facilities in McConnelsville, Ohio. The company, a subsidiary of the Austrian Miba group, produces high precision parts for the North American automotive industry: variable valve timing components, synchronizer hubs, high-strength gears, chain sprockets, belt pulleys and electronic power steering components. Sintering technology allows resource friendly production of these heavy-duty, dynamically stressed components.

The Miba Sinter USA LLC site in McConnelsville, Ohio started production in the first half of 2010 with a total area of 45,951 sq. ft. Currently a total of 121 employees work here. The expansion will create 100 new jobs in the next three years and represents an investment of USD 8 million. The Sinter site now covers 88,414 square feet. Miba aims to increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions with innovative, functional and high-precision manufactured components. ‘The doubling of our production area is a reaction to the highly positive development of the US automotive industry. Our 'local to local' strategy seeks a maximum benefit for our customers in long-term partnerships with reliable delivery capacity and supply. Since 2010 we have invested a total of USD 51 million as a commitment to the site in McConnelsville and its well-trained employees. Key criteria such as logistics and energy supply as well as collaboration with persons in charge and participants are excellent.’ stated F. Peter Mitterbauer, CEO of Miba group. The past years have shown that the site is located in a dynamic region. Miba is benefiting from industry-friendly policies which support companies willing to invest and create new jobs.

Miba already has 600 employees at five production sites in the USA and generates 19 percent of its revenues in the NAFTA markets. The Sinter site is one of the largest industrial production facilities and one of the major employers in Morgan County around McConnelsville. ‘Our target is to offer solutions for more efficiency, safety and environmental compatibility to our customers. We look forward to continuing our successful work and we see new growth opportunities in the United States of America.’ says Mitterbauer at the ceremony