In its newly expanded facility, Miba Sinter USA will produces parts for the North American automotive industry, including electronic power steering components.
In its newly expanded facility, Miba Sinter USA will produces parts for the North American automotive industry, including electronic power steering components.

Miba Sinter USA produces parts for the North American automotive industry, including variable valve timing components, synchronizer hubs, high-strength gears, chain sprockets, belt pulleys and electronic power steering components. 

The new site in McConnelsville, Ohio started production in the first half of 2010 with a total area of 45,951ft2 and a total of 121 employees. The sinter site now covers 88,414 ft2 and the US€8 million extension will create 100 new jobs in the next three years. Miba aims to increase fuel efficiency and to reduce emissions with its components.

“The doubling of our production area responds to the highly positive development of the US automotive industry,” said F Peter Mitterbauer, CEO of Miba group. “Our 'local to local' strategy seeks for a maximum benefit for our customers in long term partnerships with reliable delivery capacity and supply. Since 2010 we invested in total US$51 million as a commitment to the site in McConnelsville and its well trained employees.”

Miba has already 600 employees at five production sites in the USA and generates 19% of its revenues in the NAFTA markets. The sinter site is one of the largest industrial production places and one of the major employers in the region.