By Kari Williamson

The capacity increase has been in response to increasing demand from the North American auto market.

Furthermore, as of 1 April, STI will change from its current name to Hitachi Powdered Metals (USA) Inc.

Hitachi has powder metal products manufacturing locations in the US, Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia (operation started in February 2012), and India (to commence operation in April 2013).