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Aug 2012

ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Company announces 6 million crankshafts milestone for Ford Motor Company

In a ceremony held at the Veedersburg facility on August 27, representatives of Ford Motor Company and members of the ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft team stated that the landmark achievement was a testament to a strong and ongoing relationship between Ford and ThyssenKrupp.

ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Company with plants in Danville,Illinois and Veedersburg, Indiana manufactures high quality forged and machined crankshafts for the North American on-highway truck and off-highway markets.

The Veedersburg plant has been manufacturing crankshafts for Ford in North America since its opening in 1995. The crankshafts are used in a variety of Ford vehicles, including the F150, Taurus, Edge and Explorer models.

It was a great honor to announce that it has achieved the milestone of producing 6 million engine crankshafts for Ford Motor Company.

(from the left to right) Norm Young – ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Company CEO | Aaron Berkowitz – Ford Motor Company Operations Manager, Woodhaven Forging Plant | Valmir Marchiori – ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Company COO | Kurt Braun - Ford Motor Company Crankshaft Section Supervisor | Marcelo Pereira – ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Company Sales Manager for Ford Business | Carson Short – Ford Motor Company Manufacturing Engineer

(from the left to right) Dustin Robinson - Production Manager - Forging PL9 (Veedersburg) | Norman Young – CEO, ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Company | Alan Conner – Machine Operator/Hot Inspector – Forging PL9 | Ron Weaver – Senior Quality Tech – Forging PL9 | Julie Myers - Production Planning Forging PL9 | Bob Hamilton – Die Shop Manager - Forging | Sam Brown - Quality Group Leader - Forging | Valmir Marchiori – COO, ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Company | Marcelo Pereira – Sales Manager for Ford Business

The ceremony took place at the ThyssenKrupp plant in Veerdersburg with the participation of representatives from Ford Motor Company, ThyssenKrupp Forging Group and ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Company.

Mr. Kurt Braun, Crankshaft Section Supervisor from Ford, speaks during the Ceremony at the Veedersburg Plant.

About ThyssenKrupp Forging Group
ThyssenKrupp Forging Group is part of the ThyssenKrupp Components Technology business area. ThyssenKrupp Metalurgica Campo Limpo, ThyssenKrupp Gerlach and ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Company are the leading companies with operations worldwide assuring flexibility based on well-matched production lines. The Group target is to deliver innovative products and engineering competence with a high value to the customer.