The new plant is located near Metaldyne’s existing operation in Oslavany, Czech Republic, which has grown to capacity in the past several years and reportedly has an excellent quality and delivery record.
 
“Given our strong confidence our Czech Republic team, further investing in the region was an easy decision,” said Thomas Amato, president and CEO of Metaldyne, LLC. “With this second operation in the Czech Republic, Metaldyne will look to this region as a flagship manufacturing location to support our customers in Europe and other parts of the world.”
 
 Metaldyne acquired the facility in February as part of its strategy to expand in Eastern Europe, and production began in July. The Zbýšov facility has 8,000 m2 production capacity and will initially support growth within Metaldyne’s forging and machining product lines, with additional capacity to support customers and the continued expansion of Metaldyne’s other products in the future.