Metaldyne Rebrands Grede, Other Metal Forming Operations

By pdamon19 July 2016

Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc., a global provider of engineered components used in powertrain and suspension applications in commercial, industrial and light vehicles, said it is consolidating its portfolio of metal-forming brands, many of which have been in existence for nearly 100 years.

Grede, HHI, Cloyes, Metaldyne, Jernberg, Impact Forge, NovoCast and FormTech are now all using the MPG brand. In aggregate, MPG’s metal-forming manufacturing technologies and processes include aluminum die casting, forging, iron casting and powder metal forming as well as advanced machining and assembly. Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, MPG has a global footprint spanning more than 60 locations in 13 countries across North and South America, Europe and Asia with approximately 12,000 employees.

“Our business was formed nearly two years ago through a combination of three metal-forming technology manufacturing companies,” said MPG CEO George Thanopoulos.  “Integration has gone exceptionally well and exactly as planned.  As such, we can now take the next step to brand ourselves solely as MPG.”

Reorganizing to one brand reflects one unified organization although all the legal entities and reporting segments in the company will remain intact.

“The change to MPG reflects an ongoing integration of great companies that provide global customer solutions using advanced engineering and product development expertise,” said Doug Grimm, president and chief operating officer.  “Our former iconic brands combine to make a stronger ‘One MPG’ and will further enhance our progress towards our long-term growth targets.”

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