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Participating

SASFT Member Companies

Steel Companies North America AK Steel Corporation Dofasco Inc.

Fuel System Manufacturers Europe Inergy Automotive Systems Unipart Eberspacher

Mittal Steel USA North American Stainless Nucor Corporation Severstal North America Inc. Stelco Inc. United States Steel Corporation

Fuel System Manufacturers Asia Dong Hee Industrial Co. Ltd. Horie Metal Co., Ltd. Unipres Corporation

Steel Companies

Material/Equipment Suppliers

Material/Equipment Suppliers

Europe

North America

Corus

Comau-Pico

ThyssenKrupp Stahl

Harley Davidson Engineering

Arcelor

ITT Industries

Steel Companies Asia JFE Steel Nippon Steel Corporation

Fuel System Manufacturers

Magni Group, Inc.

Europe Soudronic Automotive NAFTA

Nisshin Steel Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. Tata Steel

Americas Aethra Componentes Automotivos Ltda Fuel Systems LLC Martinrea International Metalsa Spectra Premium Industries

Associate Members (Auto Manufacturers) DaimlerChrysler Corporation Ford Motor Company General Motors Corporation Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Company General Motors Corporation Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Strategic Alliance for Steel Fuel Tanks 2000 Town

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Introductory Message

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Benefits of Using Steel Fuel Tanks

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Proven Corrosion Resistance

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Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers

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Strategic Partners

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The Strategic Alliance for Steel Fuel Tanks (SASFT) is an international alliance of companies specializing in the various areas of fuel tank production and possessing a common interest in the development, optimization and application of steel fuel tanks for automobiles.

SASFT was organized by the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) in 2000 to bring together the diverse business disciplines involved in designing, manufacturing and supplying steel fuel tanks in the automotive market.

SASFT’s global reach recognizes that different business and technological issues impact the types of fuel tanks produced in different regions of the world. By understanding these issues, rational, optimized approaches can be fully deployed for steel fuel tanks.

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approaches can be fully deployed for steel fuel tanks. - 2 - Introductory Message For over
approaches can be fully deployed for steel fuel tanks. - 2 - Introductory Message For over

Introductory Message

For over a century, North American steel producers have left their day-to-day rivalries behind to work as partners and members of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) in furthering its mission to promote steel as the material of choice and to enhance the competitiveness of the North American steel industry and its member companies. AISI's overall mission centers around common goals and a clear vision for the future:

- To provide high-quality, value-added products to a wide array of customers; - To lead the world in innovation and technology in the production of steel; - To produce steel in a safe and environmentally responsible manner; and - To increase the market for North American steel in both traditional and innovative applications.

AISI is comprised of producer member companies, including integrated, electric furnace, and reconstituted mills; associate member companies, which are suppliers to, or customers of, the industry; and affiliate member organiza- tions, which are downstream steel producers of products such as cold rolled strip, pipe and tube, and coated sheet.

Traditionally, AISI members have addressed steel production and marketing issues through committee activities. Additionally, especially for market applications, AISI has coordinated broader participation of its steel industry members together with other companies having common interest in the development of specific markets.The combined resources of diverse participating companies have led to great accomplishments and exciting new product applications.

One such AISI-organized group, the Strategic Alliance for Steel Fuel Tanks (SASFT) has been highly successful in steel fuel tank technical developments, market research, and establishing a global network for steel fuel tank manufacturing. The need to create such an alliance became critical as the market for steel fuel tanks was impacted by the growth of plastic fuel tanks.

Today, the same environmental issues that are driving automakers to increase fuel efficiency, reduce emissions (exhaust and evaporative), and optimize end-of-life recycling are also affecting the competition between plastic fuel tanks and steel fuel tanks. The impermeable nature of steel facilitates compliance to demanding evaporative emission standards. In fact, all of the gasoline-powered vehicles certified to meet the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) standards in 2005 have steel fuel tanks. In addition, steel tanks are fully recycled, at no cost to the automaker or consumer, using an existing infrastructure. When the environmental benefits of steel fuel tanks are combined with steel's improvements in design flexibility, manufacturability, durability, cost competitiveness, and support services, today's steel tanks truly offer "performance with environmental responsibility.”

We invite you to learn more about how steel fuel tanks can benefit your team by contacting AISI, SASFT or any of the member companies profiled in this brochure.

Sincerely,

the member companies profiled in this brochure. Sincerely, Andrew G. Sharkey, III President and CEO American

Andrew G. Sharkey, III

President and CEO American Iron and Steel Institute

III President and CEO American Iron and Steel Institute Dr. Peter Mould Program Manager Strategic Alliance

Dr. Peter Mould

Program Manager Strategic Alliance for Steel Fuel Tanks

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Benefits of Steel Fuel Tanks

Benefits of Steel Fuel Tanks Steel fuel tanks have been widely used since the early days

Steel fuel tanks have been widely used since the early days of the automobile's develop- ment. Thus, a strong history of performance, safety, low cost, and recyclability of steel fuel tanks has been established. Despite the growth of plastic fuel tanks in recent years, steel tanks are better suited to today's demanding environmental and engineering performance requirements.

Attractive Cost

As the environmental restrictions on evaporative emissions increase, the manufacturing costs for producing ultra- low evaporative emission plastic tanks are increasing. In contrast, steel fuel tanks continue to be an attractive means of achieving emission targets at affordable cost.The worldwide steel industry has developed a variety of steel systems to meet the specific approaches favored by automakers (e.g., pre-painted, post-painted and bare steels). These advanced systems are durable and have improved formability and weldability.

Technical Assistance and Support to Automakers

The global steel tank manufacturers have the ability to assist automakers in tank design, meeting specific perfor- mance needs and in assurance testing. Furthermore, the SASFT network of steel fuel tank manufacturers, equipment suppliers and steel companies can be utilized to facilitate development and application of new technolo- gies.

Ultra-Low Evaporative Emissions Capability

Evaporation of gasoline from automotive fuel systems is a major contributor toward air pollution and its attendant health hazards. This has led national and regional government agencies to restrict the amount of automobile evaporative emissions. Steel's inherent impermeability is ideal for limiting evaporative emissions. In fact, steel is now the material of choice for meeting the California Air Resources Board's (CARB) Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) requirements. In the 2005 model year, 29 PZEV-certified vehicles use steel fuel tanks. In contrast, plastic fuel tanks are still struggling to demonstrate PZEV capability.

Recyclability

Steel fuel tanks have been, and continue to be, fully recyclable through an existing infrastructure of dismantling, shredding and re-melting at steel mills. The steel recycling infrastructure is a profitable industry and, hence, no end-of-life vehicle costs are incurred by vehicle makers or consumers. In contrast, the absorption of gasoline in the walls of plastic tanks complicates their end-of-life treatment and no fully developed recycling infrastructure is in place anywhere in the world. Plastic tanks must be either landfilled or incinerated at a significant cost. Landfilling depletes valuable land resources and together with incineration creates additional environmental concern for toxins in the soil or air.

Design Flexibility

Newly developed steels and steel systems have improved formability. As a result, complex shaped tanks can be readily manufactured by conventional stamping processes. Many 'saddle shaped' tanks are routinely produced today from steel. A recent SASFT design feasibility study showed that a current in-production plastic saddle tank could be produced from steel with 4% increased fuel capacity and a proportional increase in weight.

fuel capacity and a proportional increase in weight. Durability In addition to meeting ultra-low emission

Durability

In addition to meeting ultra-low emission standards, CARB stipulates that fuel systems shall meet a 15-year or 150,000 mile life. SASFT, in an extensive two- year test program, has demonstrated that 10 steel systems will meet both external corrosion resistance to road environments and internal corrosion resistance to aggressive fuels.

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The

weight of steel fuel tanks can be competitive with plastic using today's new lightweight and highly formable sheet steels

today's new lightweight and highly formable sheet steels Optimizing Fuel Tank Capacity by Efficient Use of

Optimizing Fuel Tank Capacity by Efficient Use of Engineering Space

The engineering space that accommodates a fuel tank is becoming increasingly restricted and complex. Steel has the advantage of utilizing this space more efficiently compared with plastic tanks, where allowances must be made for thermal expansion and warpage. Additionally, the variable wall thickness of plastic tanks (ranging from 2 to 15 mm) restricts the fuel volume compared with a constant thickness (typically <1 mm) steel shell. New joining techniques are emerging allowing a reduced flange, enabling the steel shell to be expanded further. It is estimated that fuel capacity increases up to 10% or more can be realized by reducing or eliminating the weld flange.

Safety

Vehicles equipped with steel tanks have demonstrated the ability to meet all current and future government regulations and requirements for fuel system integrity after front, rear and side impacts.

Summary of the Benefits of Steel Fuel Tanks

Best material for PZEV applications thanks to inherent impermeability to hydrocarbons.

Cost competitive with current co-extruded blow-molded plastic fuel tanks.

Corrosion resistant to road environments (15-year life minimum or 150,000 miles).

Compatible with all fuels.

Good design flexibility (complex shape/saddle tank capability).

Readily manufacturable by well-proven, conventional, low cost, widely available processes.

Over 100 years of proven performance and safety.

100% recyclable. Nearly 15 millions tons of steel are recycled annually from automobiles.

and safety. 100% recyclable. Nearly 15 millions tons of steel are recycled annually from automobiles. -
and safety. 100% recyclable. Nearly 15 millions tons of steel are recycled annually from automobiles. -

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Proven Corrosion Resistance

A two-year corrosion test program sponsored by SASFT, conducted by an independent test laboratory, has

demonstrated that multiple commerically available steel systems will achieve 15-20 year corrosion durability in fuel tank applications. Ten steel systems throughout the world were tested in the program. The steel systems were representative of three principal approaches used by automakers for their fuel tanks: pre-painting with minimal post-painting, post-painting after tank fabrication, and bare steels (such as stainless steels).

fabrication, and bare steels (such as stainless steels). Steel systems selected for external and internal (fuel)

Steel systems selected for external and internal (fuel) corrosion testing

Test specimens were specially designed to reflect the unique corrosion conditions of a fuel tank affixed to a vehicle. The External Corrosion specimens incorporated a scribe line to simulate a scratch exposing the bare steel, a dome simulating forming strains, a weld flange with a clip to simulate

a crevice corrosion site, and an area exposed to gravel impact which simulates stone chipping conditions.

To assess the External Corrosion resistance, two simulative bench-scale procedures were used: the Neutral Salt Spray test (ASTM B117) with exposures up to 2000 hours and the Cyclic Corrosion test (SAE J2334) with exposures up to 120 and 160 cycles. The

latter exposures were selected to simulate road lives

of 15 years and 20 years, respectively. Perforation was

adopted as the criterion for failure. However, the progress of corrosion was assessed qualitatively by visual observation and photographs, and quantitatively by measuring pit depths over the entire specimen, assessing coating integrity by creepback at the scribe line and determining chip ratings after gravel impact.

line and determining chip ratings after gravel impact. To determine the Internal Corrosion resistance, deep drawn

To determine the Internal Corrosion resistance, deep drawn cups and flat lids were assembled to contain an aggressive fuel (CE10A), which was chosen on the basis of prior experience by automakers and their recommendations to SASFT. The fuel-cup assembly was sealed by an inert gasket and clamping rings.

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The fuel cup assemblies were held at 45 + 2°C for 39 weeks to simulate a 15-year tank exposure. The fuel was changed every four weeks to simulate repeated fuel tank filling and to replenish contaminant ions and minimize oxygen depletion (per the test fluid specifica- tions of SAE J1747). The extent of corrosion was evaluated qualitatively by recording the extent and location of corrosion and quantitatively by weight changes and pit depths.

and quantitatively by weight changes and pit depths. The following key findings were obtained from the

The following key findings were obtained from the two External Corrosion tests:

- No perforation was observed at any location for any of the steel systems. Corrosion pit depths were observed at isolated locations for only two steels. In the two samples, the maximum depths of the pits were 0.2 to 0.4 mm, representing about 20 to 40 percent of the original steel thickness.

- The extent of corrosion (red and white rusting) varied by location on the specimen and from material to material. In most samples, slight (<15% surface area) or moderate (15-30%) rusting was observed; pronounced rusting (>30%) occurred only in a few instances. The variations in the extent of corrosion were not of such significance to rate one steel system as clearly superior to any other.

- The integrity of the paint systems, as indicated by resistance to gravel impact and creepback, varied in proportion to the thickness of the paint films as follows:

- Those pre-painted systems having thin organic resin films (about 9

pre-painted systems having thin organic resin films (about 9 thick) and one stainless steel, having an

thick) and one stainless steel,

having an inorganic paint film (about 17

gravel impacts. However, subsequent gravel impacts did not progressively increase the paint chip loss.

impacts did not progressively increase the paint chip loss. thick), showed small amounts of paint chip

thick), showed small amounts of paint chip loss after initial

- Those post-painted systems having thick coatings (up to 370 creepback at the scribe line.

thick coatings (up to 370 creepback at the scribe line. ) showed no paint chip loss

) showed no paint chip loss or

The results for the Internal Corrosion (fuel) tests showed:

- Very minor weight losses (<0.13%) for all the specimens after the maximum 39-week exposure.

- Some variations in the extent of a white residue occurred between the samples. The white residue occurred primarily at the liquid-vapor interface. However, the quantity of the residue was insufficient to conduct any post-exposure analysis.

- No perforation occurred and, in fact, no pits deeper than 0.1 mm were observed in any of the cups or lids.

The results demonstrate that all of the steel systems tested in this bench-scale study resist external and internal corrosion (in the severe environments that can be experienced by automotive fuel tanks) for up to 20 years. Thus, it is fully expected that the systems will exceed the 15-year durability requirements of CARB.

As a result of the SASFT corrosion studies, automakers are encouraged to conduct their own tests (including proving ground tests) to validate on-vehicle corrosion durability. Steel companies can provide additional informa- tion on the availability, manufacturability and cost of specific systems.

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Global Map of Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers

Global Map of Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers Steel is the material of choice for low evaporative

Steel

is the material of choice for low evaporative emission (PZEV) vehicles in California - all 29 PZEV-compliant vehicles in 2005 have steel tanks. Green steel for clean automobiles

Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers

Aethra Componentes Automotivos Ltda.

Fuel Tank Manufacturers Aethra Componentes Automotivos Ltda. Aethra Componentes Automotivos Ltda. operates in partnership

Aethra Componentes Automotivos Ltda. operates in partnership with practically all auto companies established in the country, in the development of vehicles for series production. It is the leading Brazilian supplier for its product line, which comprises the following items: welded sets for bodies (complete chassis and floors); medium and large size stampings; shafts and crossbeams for suspension; complete systems for fuel tanks; luggage boots; and tools developed for new vehicles.

GENERAL INFORMATION

HEADQUARTERS Aethra Componentes Automotivos Ltda. Rua Carolina, 51-Morro do Valente Betim - MG - Brazil 32686-190 Phone: +55.31.3597.3020 www.aethra.com.br CONTACT Marcus Andrade, Sales Director Phone: +55.31.3396.8097 Cell: +55.31.8802.0367 Fax: +55.31.3591.2765 E-mail: marcus@aethra.com.br or Marley Lemos, Quality Manager Phone: +55.31.3597.3019 Fax: +55.31.8802.9548 E-mail: marley.lemos@aethra.com.br

 

LOCATIONS - TECHNICAL CENTERS AND

   

PLANTS

Facility Type

City, State,

Province, Country

Facility Size

Number of

Quality

(Sq. Ft)

Employees

Certification

R&D Eng. Div.

Contagem/Brazil

800

48

QS-16949, ISO-14000

Prototypes

Belo Horizonte/Brazil

10,880

30

QS-16949, ISO-14000

TEC -Tool & Devices

Contagem/Brazil

13,272

234

QS-16949, ISO-14000

Chassis*

Betim/Brazil

211,367

506

QS-16949, ISO-14000

Juiz de Fora**

Juiz de Forz/Brazil

1737

06

QS-16949, ISO-14000

Vehicle Body

Contagem/Brazil

148,245

582

QS-16949, ISO-14000

Hammer

Contagem II/Brazil

24,610

187

QS-16949, ISO-14000

Industrial Center

Contagem II/Brazil

15,336

217

QS-16949, ISO-14000

Parana

Parana/Brazil

6,313

100

QS-16949, ISO-14000

Trucks

Resende/Brazil

14,800

179

QS-16949, ISO-14000

*=FuelTanks and Rear Axle

**=FuelTack

 

CURRENT FUEL SYSTEM BUSINESS

 

PRODUCT AND SERVICES

OEM

MODEL YEAR - RANGE

PRODUCT / SERVICES

PLANT

Fiat

Palio Family

Palio Family

Chassis Division

Volkswagen

Fox

Fox

Chassis Division

Mercedes-Benz

A Class

Frontier

Chassis Division

Renault-Nissan

Frontier

A Class

Juiz de Fora Division

 

FULL SERVICE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES

FUNCTION

DESCRIPTION

Product Engineering

1 Plant

Product Design

2

Design Software

- CATIA

- Ideas

CAD :

• 04 Workstations SGI Octane with Software CATIA V4.2.4

• 04 Workstations SGI Octane with Software Pro Engineer WF

• 07 PCs with software AutoCad 2002/Mechanical 6/Inventor

- Unigraphics

• 04 IBM Intellistation with CATIA V5 R10

• 01 SUN Workstation ULTRA 60 with C3P IDEAS

- Other

• 01 PC with Unigraphics NX

 

CAM :

• 04 Workstations Pentium with software CAM CAMPEADOR

• 01 Workstation Pentium with Mastercam

• 01 Workstation Pentium with software CAM WORKNC

Program Management

• New products development in CODESIGN: Economical and Technical Viability

Studies; Product Design Assembly Project; Components Project; Material Project

 

• Modifications Management

• Update of mathematical drawings

• Analysis of technical norms and standards

• Metodologies:

• QFD / DFM / DFA / VE / FMEA / CAD / CAE / CAM

 

• Computer Static and Dynamic Analysis

• Prototypes, Pilot Production and Avant-Series Development: Project of SoftToolings;

Construction of SoftTollings for Draw andTrim; Laser Cutting; Models; Checking Fixtures

• Laboratorial Analyses

Product Testing and Validation

• Mechanical Tests (vibration, fatigue, pressure, bursting, etc )

• Field Analyses

• Product Certification

 

• Complete Dimensional Control of Vehicle Body

• Software Comparation Between Model Surface and Components in Real Time

• 5 Axles CNC Machines

• Tridimensional Measurement

• 3 / 5 Axles Laser Cutting Machines (thickness up to 17 mm)

 

CAE :

CAE

• 01 Workstation SGI Octane with Software PATRAN/NASTRAN

• 01 Workstation IBM RS6000 with Software AUTOFORM(stamping simulation)

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RS6000 with Software AUTOFORM(stamping simulation) - 10 - Aethra Headquarters, Contagem, MG, Brazil Steel Fuel Tank

Aethra Headquarters, Contagem, MG, Brazil

Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers

DONGHEE Industrial Co. Ltd.

Over the last 30 years, DONGHEE Industrial Co. has prioritized customer satisfaction, the growth and develop- ment of its partners and affiliates through technology development and quality improvement. DONGHEE is distinguished by its services, which range from product development to production technology. Implementation of a six sigma campaign has increased innovation and doubled productivity.

DONGHEE Industrial Co. is consistently adopting cutting-edge technology and accumulating new production skills. DONGHEE has become a leading company in the Korean automobile industry and is gaining recognition in the world market.The Company's promise to its clients is to be a customer-oriented and a value-oriented organization that provides optimal service in the digital era. DONGHEE constantly strives to nurture a dynamic corporate culture.The company also invests in fostering human resources, a key management strategy, and in securing advanced technology to become a global company.

GENERAL INFORMATION

HEADQUARTERS DONGHEE Industrial Company, Ltd.

#218 Hwang-Sung-Dong Nam-Gu Ulsan Metro-city South Korea 680-160

Phone: (82) 52-259-0733

www.donghee.co.kr

CONTACT Dae Sik Kim Director, R & D Phone: (82) 31-211-3965 Cell: (82) 16-9322-9380 Fax: (82) 31-212-3927 E-Mail: dskim@donghee.co.kr

 

LOCATIONS -TECHNICAL CENTERS AND PLANTS

     

Facility Type

City, State,

Province, Country

Facility Size

Number of

Quality

(Sq. Ft)

Employees

Certification

Plant

Ulsan, Korea

530,000

601

TS-16949

Plant

Busan, Korea

285,000

194

QS-9000

Plant

Asan, Korea

500,000

452

QS-9000

Plant

Zhangjigang, China

250,000

116

--

Plant

Hwasung, Korea

285,000

373

QS-9000

Plant

Ulsan, Korea

90,000

332

QS-9000

Plant

Asan, Korea

355,000

90

--

Plant

Kwangju, Korea

364,725

95

--

 

CURRENT FUEL SYSTEM BUSINESS

 

OEM

PROGRAM

MODEL YEAR - RANGE

Hyundai Motors

All PassengerVehicles

1996

- Present

Hyundai Motors

All SUV, RV Vehicles

1996

- Present

Hyundai Motors

All LightTrucks

1996

- Present

Kia Motors

All PassengerVehicles

1999

- Present

Kia Motors

All SUV, RVVehicles

1999

- Present

Kia Motors

All LightTrucks

1999

- Present

Ssangyong Motors

SUV

2000

- Present

 

PRODUCT AND SERVICES

PRODUCT / SERVICES

PLANT

Suspension Assembly - Front

Ulsan,Asan, Hwasung,

Kwangju, China

Suspension Assembly - Rear

Ulsan,Asan, Hwasung, Kwangju, China, Slovakia

Fuel Tank Assembly

Ulsan,Asan, Hwasung, Kwangju, China, Slovakia

Pedal Assembly

Busan, Asan, Slovakia

Sunroof Assembly

Ulsan, Asan, China

FULL SERVICE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES

FUNCTION

Product Engineering

Product Designers

Design Software

- CATIA

Program Management

Product Testing and Validation

CAE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
DONGHEE Industrial Co. is the representative company of DONGHEE Group. There are eight companies in

DONGHEE Industrial Co. is the representative company of DONGHEE Group. There are eight companies in DONGHEE Group, including:

- DONGHEE Industrial Co. (Ulsan)

- DONGHEE ACS Co. (Hwasung)

- DONGHEE Auto Co. (Seosan)

- DONGHEE Slovakia (Slovakia)

- DONGHEE Co. (Buscan)

- DONGHEEWebasto (Ulsan)

- DONGHEE China (Zhangjigang)

- DONGHEE Automotive Co. (Kwangiu)

- DONGHEE Co. (Buscan) - DONGHEEWebasto (Ulsan) - DONGHEE China (Zhangjigang) - DONGHEE Automotive Co. (Kwangiu)
- DONGHEE Co. (Buscan) - DONGHEEWebasto (Ulsan) - DONGHEE China (Zhangjigang) - DONGHEE Automotive Co. (Kwangiu)

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Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers

Elsa LLC

Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers Elsa LLC ELSA Corporation, an automotive component manufacturer is located in Elwood,

ELSA Corporation, an automotive component manufacturer is located in Elwood, Indiana. ELSA specializes in fuel tanks, exhaust systems, and structural components for OEM customers.

systems, and structural components for OEM customers.   LOCATIONS -TECHNICAL CENTERS AND PLANTS  
 

LOCATIONS -TECHNICAL CENTERS AND PLANTS

     

Facility Type

City, State,

Province, Country

Facility Size

Number of

Quality

(Sq. Ft)

Employees

Certification

Manufacturing

Elwood, Indiana

320,000

470

QS-9000

Technical

Sakamoto Industries of Ota City, Japan

520,000

810

ISO-9001

 

CURRENT FUEL SYSTEM BUSINESS

 

OEM

PROGRAM

MODEL YEAR - RANGE

Subaru

21Z

2004

thru 2008

Mitsubishi

PSU, PS41

2003

thru 2007

GENERAL INFORMATION

HEADQUARTERS Elsa LLC 1240 South State Road Elwood, Indiana 40636 Phone: (765) 557-2000 www.elsallc.com

CONTACT Brad Stewart Sales Manager Phone: (765) 557-2078 Fax: (765) 557-1547 E-Mail: bstewart@elsallc.com

 

PRODUCT AND SERVICES

PRODUCT / SERVICES

PLANT

Fuel Tanks

Elwood, Indiana

Exhaust Systems

Elwood, Indiana

Elwood, Indiana Exhaust Systems Elwood, Indiana FULL SERVICE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES   FUNCTION

FULL SERVICE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES

 

FUNCTION

DESCRIPTION

Product Engineer

Japan

Product Designer

Japan

Design Software

 

- CATIA

- Ideas

Japan

- Unigraphics

-

Other

Program Management

Yes

Product Testing and Validation

Japan

 

CAE

Japan

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Sakamoto Industries Co. Ltd. is our parent company located in Ota City, Japan. Our product development/ validation activities are done in Japan while working with the Japanese OEMs.

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Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers

Fuel Systems LLC

Fuel Systems LLC was acquired in 2001 by TMB Industries. All five manufacturing locations are QS-9000 and ISO-9002 certified.They specialize in vehicular mounted fuel tanks and fuel tank modules for vehicles ranging from heavy-duty, medium-duty and light-duty trucks to specialty vehicles with applications including military, construction, off-highway, and emergency usage. Fuel Systems manufacturing and design functions work hand-in-hand with their customers to ensure that every tank is designed and manufactured to fit the exact customer specification.The technological capabilities, particularly in the areas of state-of-the-art testing, metal processing, and robotic welding, ensure the highest possible quality. Combined with a second-to-none work ethic and unparalleled pride in performance from over 400 employees, these strengths keep customers satisfied and continually invested. Fuel Systems is a Tier-1 supplier and is the sole source for many of their OEM customers for their metallic fuel tank needs.

of their OEM customers for their metallic fuel tank needs. GENERAL INFORMATION HEADQUARTERS Fuel Systems LLC

GENERAL INFORMATION

HEADQUARTERS Fuel Systems LLC 1950 Waldorf NW Grand Rapids, Michigan 49544 Phone: (616) 735-3500 www.fuelsystemsllc.com

CONTACT SteveWitherspoon Vice President of Sales & Marketing Phone: (810) 794-2093 Cell: (313) 706-4738 Fax: (810) 794-5933 E-Mail:switherspoon@fuelsystemsllc.com

 

LOCATIONS -TECHNICAL CENTERS AND PLANTS

     

Facility Type

City, State,

Province, Country

Facility Size

(Sq. Ft)

Number of

Employees

Quality

Certification

Corporate Office

Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

24

QS-9000,

--

ISO-14001

Mfg. /Technical

Walker, Michigan

 

75

QS-9000,

45,000

ISO-14001

Mfg. /Technical

Springfield, Ohio

60,000

 

QS -9000,

130

ISO-14001

       

QS-9000,

Mfg. /Technical

Charlotte, North Carolina

60,000

100

ISO-14001

       

QS-9000,

Mfg. /Technical

Wytheville,Virginia

45,000

75

ISO-14001

       

QS-9000,

Mfg. /Technical

Chicago, Illinois

45,000

40

ISO-14001

 

CURRENT FUEL SYSTEM BUSINESS

 

OEM

PROGRAM

MODEL YEAR - RANGE

Ford

FuelTanks/Modules

Since 1972

GM

FuelTanks/Modules

Since 1970

International Truck & Engine

FuelTanks/Modules

Since 1962

Volvo

Fuel Tanks

Since 1977

Mack

Fuel Tanks

Since 1987

Freightliner

Fuel Tanks

Since 1990

Hino

Fuel Tanks

Since 2003

 

PRODUCT AND SERVICES

PRODUCT / SERVICES

PLANT

FuelTanks/Modules

Walker, Michigan

FuelTanks/Modules

Chicago, Illinois

FuelTanks/Modules

Springfield, Ohio

Fuel Tanks/Stampings

Charlotte, North Carolina

Fuel Tanks/Stampings

Wytheville,Virginia

FULL SERVICE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES

FUNCTION

Product Engineering

Product Designer

Design Software

- CATIA

- Ideas

- Unigraphics

- SolidWorks

Program Management

Product Testing and Validation

CAE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Fuel System engineers and manufacturing specialists assist their customers at the initial design stage of the product development cycle. They've seen a lot of fuel tanks over the years, and have developed a strong sense of what works. By bringing this insight to the table before design specifications are finalized, they help to save time and money and address quality issues right from the beginning. When the manufacturing process begins, they handle everything from raw stock to finished product, performing with excellence

on every element of the process, including stamping, bending, forming, piercing,

trimming, welding and finishing operations. They are completely configured to handle

steel, aluminized steel or aluminum - regardless of the configuration required.

Fuel Systems offers their customers multiple types of finishes: primer paint, epoxy

powder paint, aluminum cleaning and high-lustre polished aluminum. And their tank modules arrive ready to bolt onto the vehicle - completely equipped with all necessary mounting hardware. Fuel Systems is a one-stop source - from design to delivery - for top-of-the line fuel tanks, whether an application is for specialty vehicle, or light-duty, medium-duty or heavy-duty truck.

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Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers

Horie Metal CO., Ltd.

Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers Horie Metal CO., Ltd. Horie Metal was established in 1942 and acquired

Horie Metal was established in 1942 and acquired by Toyota Motor Corporation in 1972. In 2001, a total 50 million steel tanks had been produced since 1961. The company has the largest market share in Japan.

Fuel system parts are produced using plated low carbon steel, stainless steel, and other metals. Horie Metal CO., Ltd. has in-house stamping, brazing, welding (spot, seam, projection, plasma arc, MIG, etc.), bending, painting, assembling, leak testing (water sink, helium) processes.

GENERAL INFORMATION

HEADQUARTERS Horie Metal CO., LTD. 2-26, Konoshu-Cho Toyota, Aichi, Japan 471-8510 Phone: +81-(0)565-29-2211 www.asnohorie.co.jp

CONTACT Jun Takeoka Assistant Manager Phone: +81-(0)565-29-8941 Cell: +81-(0)90-8158-2292 E-Mail: juntakeoka@asnohorie.co.jp Fax: +81-(0)565-29-3371

 

LOCATIONS -TECHNICAL CENTERS AND PLANTS

     

Facility Type

City, State / Province, Country

Facility Size

(Sq. Ft)

Number of

Employees

Quality

Certification

Main Plant & Tech Center

Konosu-cho,Toyota,

350K (Floor)

991

ISO-/QS -9000,

Aichi, Japan

650K (Land)

ISO-14001

Hirota Plant

Hirota-cho,Toyota,

Aichi, Japan

140K (Floor)

300K (Land)

189

 
 

Miyoshi-cho,

40K (Floor)

100K (Land)

   

Miyoshi Plant

Nishikamo,Aichi,

Japan

30

Tahara Plant

Tahara, Aichi, Japan

45K (Floor)

   

140K (Land)

110

 

A. Plukdaeng, Rayong, Thailand

90K (Floor)

 

QS-9000

AsnohorieThailand (Plant)

3300K (Land)

328

ISO-9001

ISO-14001

Asnohorie Indonesia (Plant)

Lemanhabang, Bekasi,

Indonesia

60K (Floor)

150K (Land)

195

 
 

CURRENT FUEL SYSTEM BUSINESS

OEM

 

PROGRAM

Toyota

Over 30 Models for Tanks Over 40 Models for Filler Pipes

Honda

 

1 Model forTanks

Dainhatsu

1 Model for Tank (Indonesia)

2

Models for Filler Pipes

Hino

1 Model forTanks and Filler Pipes

Suzuki (Indonesia)

1 Model for Tanks and Filler Pipes

Auto Alliance Thailand

2

Models for Filler Pipes

Siam Nissan (Thailand)

2

Models for Filler Pipes

FULL SERVICE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES

FUNCTION

Product Engineering

Product Design

Design Software

- CATIA

- Ideas

Program Management

Product Testing and Validation

CAE

PRODUCT

AND SERVICES

PRODUCT / SERVICES

PLANT

Fuel Tanks

Main,Tahara, Hirota, Indonesia,Thailand

Fuel Filler Pipes

Hirota,Tahara, Indonesia,Thailand

Fuel Doors

Hirota,Tahara

Blanking, Slitting

Miyoshi

Tank Straps

Main

Plastic Components

Hirota

Pump Units

Main

Main Plastic Components Hirota Pump Units Main - 14 - Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers Martinrea International

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Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers

Martinrea International Inc.

- Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers Martinrea International Inc. A global leader in the production of quality

A global leader in the production of quality fluid management systems, metal parts, assemblies and modules, Martinrea International Inc. is a Tier-1 automotive supplier and supplier to other industrial sectors. Recognized for innovation in engineering solutions and thought-leadership in technologically-advanced product development and manufacturing, Martinrea’s expertise includes: fluid handling; metal forming including hydroforming, stampings, welded assemblies and multi-axis laser cutting; prototyping; and tooling. Functional areas include fuel systems, structural & occupant safety, engine and transmission components, power steering and brake components, and HVAC and exhaust components. As of January 2004, the company employed over 3000 people at 17 divisions in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Europe. Martinrea International Inc. is a public company with its common shares trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol “MRE.”

GENERAL INFORMATION

HEADQUARTERS 30 Aviva Park Drive

Vaughan, Ontario Canada L4L 9C7

Phone: (416) 749-0314 www.martinrea.com

CONTACT

Ray Sheffield

Director, Fuel Tanks

2319 Bishop Circle East

Dexter, Michigan 48130 Tel: (734) 426-4376

Email: rsheffield@martinrea.com

LOCATIONS -TECHNICAL CENTERS AND PLANTS

Facility Type

City, State,

Facility Size

Province, Country

(Sq. Ft)

Technical Centers and Laboratories

Troy, MI; Dexter, MI; Mississauga, ON; Lincoln Park, MI; Basildon, UK

75,000+

Fluid Handling (Fuel,Vapor, BrakeTubing, Hoses and Assemblies; Fuel Filler Assemblies; FuelTank Assemblies; Transmission & Engine Oil Cooler Lines and Assemblies; Heater Inlet/Outlet Assemblies;Air Conditioning Lines)

Mississauga, ON (2 locations); Brampton, ON; St. Mary's, ON; Dexter, MI; Reed City, MI; Clare, MI; NorthVernon, IN; Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico; Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico; Born, Netherlands; Essex, UK

800,000+

Metal Forming (Stamping, Hydroforming, Frames, Structural/Occupant Safety, Exhaust Components)

Vaughan, ON; Brampton, ON; Markham, ON; Corydon, IN

450,000+

 

CURRENT FUEL SYSTEM BUSINESS

   

NUMBER OF

OEM

PROGRAM

PROGRAMS

 

Fuel,Vapor, Brake Line Assemblies and Bundles

8

Ford

Fuel Filler Assemblies

8

FuelTank Assemblies

2

General

Fuel,Vapor, Brake Line Assemblies and Bundles

17

Motors

Fuel Filler Assemblies

1

Daimler-

Fuel,Vapor, Brake Line Assemblies and Bundles

1

Chrysler

Fuel Filler Assemblies

8

FULL SERVICE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES

DESCRIPTION

Product Engineering

Product Design

Design Software - CATIA (v.4 and v.5), I-Deas, Unigraphics

Program Management

Project Testing &Validation

CAE - Nastran (NX v3), LS-Dyna 3D, HyperMesh, LS-POST; Linear, Non-

Linear, Dynamic, Optimization, Crashworthiness, Metal Forming Analysis

Fuel Filler Assemblies

Fuel,Vapor, Brake Line Assemblies and Bundles

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Martinrea recently established a highly-automated fuel tank assembly facility in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. This facility features the first Soudronic CONTOUR 2 welding cell in North America, as well as 100% helium leak detection for PZEV emissions compliance, enabling Martinrea to produce steel fuel tanks with unmatched flexibility and quality. At full volume, the plant will produce approximately 400,000 fuel tank assemblies per year, with provisions for expansion as necessary.

Martinrea’s capability to design, develop, test, and manufacture complete near-zero emissions fuel systems is unmatched. With in-house design and testing expertise, program management, and manufacturing capabilities for Fuel Fillers, Fuel/ Vapor/Brake Bundles and Fuel Tank Assemblies, Martinrea can deliver complete system solutions from concept to customer.

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Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers

Metalsa

Metalsa, Mexico, together with its partnerTower Automotive is a leading global designer and manufacturer of a broad range of structural components, assemblies and modules, many of which are critical to the vehicle’s structural integrity. Metalsa and Tower Automotive are the largest independent, global suppliers of stamped, formed, and welded components and assemblies. As a worldwide leader with over 12,000 colleagues in more than 15 countries, Tower Automotive is headquartered in Novi, Michigan with technical centers located in metropolitan Detroit, Europe and Asia.With these building blocks,Tower Automotive has created a value-based and safety-focused company uniquely positioned to meet the needs and challenges of their global automotive customers. From its San Luis Potosi plant, Metalsa provides the US and Mexico automotive industry with upper body structural stampings and metal fuel systems for passenger cars and light trucks. This Strategic Business Unit provides customers with specialized attention, point-of-use logistics services, product design and validation, and prototype fabrication.

product design and validation, and prototype fabrication. GENERAL INFORMATION HEADQUARTERS Metalsa Carretera

GENERAL INFORMATION

HEADQUARTERS Metalsa Carretera Miguel Aleman Km 16.5 Apodaca, Nuevo Leon Mexico 66600 Phone: +52 (81) 8369-7400 www.metalsa.com.mx CONTACT IN USA Abraham Tijerina Innovation and Technology Director Phone: (248) 374-5046 Cell: (248) 961-5000 Fax: (248) 374-5049 E-Mail: abraham.tijerina@metalsa.com.mx

 

LOCATIONS -TECHNICAL CENTERS AND PLANTS

     

Facility Type

City, State / Province, Country

Facility Size

(Sq. Ft)

Number of

Employees

Quality

Certification

Plant and HQ

Apodaca, N.L., Mexico

340,000

2402

QS-9000,

ISO-14001

       

TS -16949

Plant

San Luis Potosi, SLP Mexico

170,000

514

ISO-14001

VDA6.1

Plant

Roanoke,Virginia

   

QS-9000

200,000

241

ISO-14000

Sales Office

Novi, Michigan

45K (Floor)

5

--

140K (Land)

Sales Office

Cincinnati, Ohio

90K (Floor)

1

--

3300K (Land)

 

CURRENT FUEL SYSTEM BUSINESS

 

OEM

PROGRAM

ANNUAL VOLUME

Nissan

HS

99

- 170,000/yr

Nissan

TK

03

- 40,000/yr

Nissan

GS

90

- 80,000/yr

Nissan

D21

90

- 40,000/yr

GM

S-CAR

95

- 80,000/yr

Ford

P96

97

- 15,000/yr

Ford

P131

97

- 15,000/yr

Ford

F53

98

- 10,000/yr

 

PRODUCT AND SERVICES

PRODUCT / SERVICES

PLANT

Steel FuelTank Modules

SLP

Upper Body Structures

SLP

Control Arms

Apodaca / SLP

Light Truck Chassis Frames

Apodaca

Engine Cradles

Apodaca

Rear Axles

Apodaca

Heavy Truck Siderails

Apodaca / Roanoke

FULL SERVICE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES

 

FUNCTION

QUANTITY

Product Engineering

10

Product Design

25

Design Software

 

- CATIA

- Ideas

Yes

- Unigraphics

Program Management

8

Product Testing and Validation

11

CAE

7

OTHER DESIGN SOFTWARE

Pro-Engineer CAE Software: Hypermesh, ANSA, Nastran,

Optistruc, Hyperform, LS-Dyna, ADAMS

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Low Carbon Steel (LCS) and High-Strength Steel (HSS)

Stamping; Hydroforming, Roll Forming, Heat Treat-

ment, Laser Cutting, Sequencing Centers, ELPO, Wax

and Water Base Coating.

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Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers

Spectra Premium Industries

- Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers Spectra Premium Industries Innovative and future-oriented, Spectra Premium Industries,

Innovative and future-oriented, Spectra Premium Industries, Inc. (SPI), is a leading manufac- turer of steel fuel tank systems, aluminum radiators and high-pressure die cast mangnesium alloy parts.

SPI is a Tier-1 full service supplier to the automotive industry for the manufacture of steel fuel tank systems. They are experienced in the design, engineering, and validation of fuel systems to meet today's stringent emission standards.

With a low-cost flexible manufacturing system and an integrated tool and die manufacturing facility, SPI offers its customers superior products and the best possible quality/price ratio.

GENERAL INFORMATION

HEADQUARTERS Spectra Premium Industries 1421 Ampere Street Boucherville, Quebec

Canada

J4V 5Z5

Phone: (450) 641-3090 www.spectrapremium.com CONTACT

Mark Church Director - Fuel System Programs

Phone: (519) 977-7013

Cell: (514) 918-1366 E-Mail: churchm@spectrapremium.com

Fax: (519) 258-9461

 

LOCATIONS - TECHNICAL CENTERS AND PLANTS

     

Facility Type

City, State, Province, Country

Facility Size

(Sq. Ft)

Number of

Employees

Quality

Certification

 

Boucherville, Quebec

   

ISO-9001,

Plant

Canada

450,000

600

QS-9000,

ISO-14001

Plant

Debert, Nova Scotia Canada

125,000

75

ISO-9001,

ISO-14001

Plant

Laval, Quebec

170,000

250

ISO-9001,

Canada

ISO-14001

Plant

Boisbriand, Quebec

90,000

70

TS-16949

Canada

Plant

Haley, Ontario

Canada

89,000

90

QS-9000

Technical Center

Windsor, Ontario

     

Canada

--

10

--

 

CURRENT FUEL SYSTEM BUSINESS

 

OEM

PROGRAM

MODEL YEAR - RANGE

General Motors

Service Parts

 

--

General Motors

GMX281

2004

- 2006

Bombardier

Spyder

2007

- 2009

 

JS AWD

2007

- 2011

DaimlerChrysler

JS PZEV

2008

- 2010

JC PZEV

2008

- 2011

 

PRODUCT AND SERVICES

PRODUCT / SERVICES

PLANT

Fuel System

Boucherville

Radiators

Laval/Stratford

Radiator Components

Debert

Die-Cast Magnesium

Haley/Boisbriand

Components

FULL SERVICE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES

FUNCTION

Product Engineering

Product Design

Design Software

- CATIA

- Ideas

- Unigraphics

Program Management

Product Testing and Validation

CAE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

SPI has in-house tooling capabilities enabling the rapid development of prototype and production parts.

SPI has developed a flexible automated production line

capable of producing low volume and high volume production

with enhanced permanent controls.

SPI is a Tier-1 full service supplier and offers complete product design, engineering, development and validation testing services.

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Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers

Unipart Eberspacher

Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers Unipart Eberspacher Unipart Eberspächer is a 50/50 joint venture company, founded in

Unipart Eberspächer is a 50/50 joint venture company, founded in 1998, between the Unipart Group of Companies (UGC), one of the UK's top 20 private companies and Eberspächer GmbH, the world’s fourth largest manufacturer of exhaust systems with a global network of manufacturing sites supporting the automotive industry.

Unipart Eberspächer is based in Coventry, UK manufacturing steel fuel tanks, exhaust systems, catalytic converters and fabricated manifolds with a full service supplier capability including design, development testing, and validation,and program management through to volume production.

GENERAL INFORMATION

HEADQUARTERS Unipart Eberspacher Exhaust Systems Beresford Avenue Coventry, UK CV6 5LZ Phone: +44 (0) 2476 638663 www.uees.co.uk CONTACT Geoff Morris - Sales Manager Phone: +44 (0) 2476 835029 E-Mail: geoffmorris@uees.co.uk

Phil North - Design Engineering Phone: +44 (0) 2476 835024 E-Mail: philnorth@uees.co.uk

 

LOCATIONS -TECHNICAL CENTERS AND PLANTS

   
 

City, State / Province, Country

Number of

Quality

Facility Type

Employees

Certification

Design and Development (Fuels)

Coventry, UK

20

TS-16949

Manufacturing

Coventry, UK

280

TS-16949

Design and Development (Exhausts)

   

TS-16949

UK, Germany, USA

300

ISO-9000

     

TS-16949

Manufacturing

Global

2,000

ISO-9000

 

CURRENT FUEL SYSTEM BUSINESS

 

OEM

PROGRAM

MODEL YEAR - RANGE

Aston Martin

Vanquish

2002

Aston Martin

DB9

2004

Aston Martin

V8 Vantage

2005

Bentley

Arnarge

2004

Jaguar

XK8

2006

 

PRODUCT AND SERVICES

PRODUCT / SERVICES

PLANT

Steel fuel tanks / design, development & manufacture

Coventry, UK

Exhaust systems (inc. catalysts, manifolds and DPF’s) design, development and manufacture

Germany, UK and other global locations

FULL SERVICE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES

FUNCTION

Product Engineering

Product Design

Design Software

- CATIA

- Ideas

Program Management

Product Testing and Validation

CAE

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Unipart Eberspächer is currently installing a new high technology steel fuel tank manufacturing cell into its Coventry UK factory. This will produce complex saddle- shaped stainless steel tanks and include state-of-the-art

welding on a Soudronic CONTOUR 2 seamwelder supported

by a new helium leak test facility.

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Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers

Unipres Corporation

- 18 - Steel Fuel Tank Manufacturers Unipres Corporation With more than 50 years of involvement

With more than 50 years of involvement with stamping technology, Unipres Corporation has continued to build upon and refine its technical expertise. In those few decades, passenger car design, including car body structures and transmissions, has evolved with remarkable speed. Technologies developed exclusively by Unipres have provided the background to the realization of high-quality components capable of ever better performance. The history of Unipres’ technology is a history of constant exploration on the cutting edge of the field, with new challenges being met and mastered. When you discover even a small part of that history, Unipres believes your concepts of press technology will be changed forever.

GENERAL INFORMATION

HEADQUARTERS Unipres Corporation 1-19-20 Shin-Yokohama

Kohoku-ward,Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan 222-8581 Phone: +81-45-470-8250 www.unipres.co.jp

CONTACT Hirohumi Kondo Deputy General Manager Phone: +81 545-62-5060 Fax: +81 545-62-5125 E-Mail: h-kondoh@gm.unipre.co.jp

 

LOCATIONS -TECHNICAL CENTERS AND PLANTS

     

Facility Type

City, State / Province, Country

Facility Size

(Sq. Ft)

Number of

Employees

Quality

Certification

Plant for Body Parts and Fuel Tank

Tochigi City,

   

ISO-9001

Tochigi Pref.

Japan

351,300

233

ISO-14001

 

Fuji City, Shizuoka Pref. Japan

   

ISO-9001

Engineering Center

24,600

140

ISO-14001

 

Oyama City, Tochigi Pref. Japan

   

ISO-9001

Plant for Body Parts

262,300

191

ISO-14001

 

Yamato City, Kanagawa Pref. Japan

   

ISO-9001

Plant for Body Parts

377,100

587

ISO-14001

 

Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Pref. Japan

   

ISO-9001

Plant for Body Parts

90,600

126

ISO-14001

 

CURRENT FUEL SYSTEM BUSINESS

 

OEM

PROGRAM

MODEL YEAR - RANGE

Nissan

SKYLINE/Infinity G35

Since 2002

Nissan

STAGEA

Since 2002

Nissan

FAIRLADY Z/350Z

Since 2002

Nissan

Infinity FX45

Since 2003

Nissan

FUGA/Infinity M45

Since 2004

Nissan

CIMA/Infinity Q45

Since 2001

Nissan

SERENA

Since 2005

 

PRODUCT AND SERVICES

PRODUCT / SERVICES

PLANT

Nissan Maxima

Tochigi Plant

Nissan Sunny

Tochigi Plant

Nissan Presage

Tochigi Plant

FULL SERVICE SUPPLIER CAPABILITIES

FUNCTION

Product Engineering

Product Design

Design Software

- CATIA

- Ideas

Program Management

Product Testing and Validation

CAE

Design Software - CATIA - Ideas Program Management Product Testing and Validation CAE - 19 -

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Strategic Partners

Strategic Partners Comau Pico is the innovative leader in industrial automation. As a member of the

Comau Pico is the innovative leader in industrial automation. As a member of the Comau Group Comau Pico is part of the largest full-service automotive supplier in the world. With over 50 years of experience in automated assembly tooling, Comau Pico offers an unparalleled range of products and services to the North American market. Using the latest technology Comau Pico delivers complete turnkey systems that meet and exceed the design and manufacturing needs of its customers.

Since 1903, Harley-Davidson has produced the most enduring and recognizable motorcycles in the world. No other motorcycle has the look, the sound and the feel of their two-wheeled pieces of art.The motorcycle defines Harley-Davidson, but a wide range of other products and services is available to increase the enjoyment of the experience or give newcomers a taste of our world.

of the experience or give newcomers a taste of our world. Harley-Davidson, Inc. employs some 8,000

Harley-Davidson, Inc. employs some 8,000 people worldwide. Corporate headquarters are in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The company's domestic production facilities are located in the Milwaukee area, East Troy and Tomahawk,Wisconsin;York, Pennsylvania and Kansas City, Missouri. Other key business operations are located in Chicago, Illinois; Franklin,Wisconsin;Talladega, Alabama; Highland Heights, Ohio; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Carson City, Nevada and Plano,Texas. Harley-Davidson also maintains operations in strategic international markets, including throughout the continent of Europe, Brazil, and Japan, to support its worldwide dealer and distributor network.

to support its worldwide dealer and distributor network. ITT Industries, Inc. is a global engineering and

ITT Industries, Inc. is a global engineering and manufacturing company with leading positions in the markets it serves, generating 2003 sales of $5.63 billion. ITT Industries is the world's premier supplier of pumps, systems and services to move, control and treat water and other fluids.The company is a major supplier of sophisticated military defense systems, and provides advanced technical and operational services to a broad range of government agencies. ITT Industries also produces connectors, switches, keypads and cabling used in telecommunications, computing, aerospace and industrial applications, as well as network services. Further, ITT Industries makes industrial components for a number of other markets, including transportation, construction and aerospace. Based in White Plains, New York, ITT Industries employs approximately 39,000 people around the world.

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employs approximately 39,000 people around the world. - 20 - Founded in 1974, The Magni Group

Founded in 1974, The Magni Group has become America's fastest growing coating company. With customers on five continents, the company's primary business is extending the customer's product life by eliminating corrosion. In addition to corrosion control, Magni coatings also provide lubricity and conductivity, which can improve product performance. Magni develops, manufactures, and applies protective coating systems for a wide variety of metal products. Magni manufactures both solvent and waterborne liquid coatings used for rust prevention on metal surfaces.These coatings are sold to a great variety of industrial manufacturers including coil coaters. The automobile industry is the primary market for Magni Group's products. In addition to selling coatings, the group also applies the coatings to automobile parts and fasteners.

also applies the coatings to automobile parts and fasteners. Soudronic automotive supports the automotive industry's

Soudronic automotive supports the automotive industry's efforts to produce lighter, safer and better cars. By offering superior welding solutions for the manufacture of fuel tanks, tailored and tubular blanks, patchworks and other demanding parts, the company works in close cooperation with many of the world's leading steel converters and car manufacturers. The vast majority of the 40 million cars produced annually feature a growing number of tailored blanks. More and more car bodies are built with tailored blanks in combination with hydroformed steel parts made of tubular blanks.The installed base of their welding systems produce several million tailored blanks, fuel tanks and tens of thousands of tubular blanks per year. Services offered include:

service and maintenance, prototyping, back-up production, sampling/demonstration, system engineering, project management, training, and spare parts. The latest activity added to the project family is quality control systems for laser and arc welding.

Associate Members

latest activity added to the project family is quality control systems for laser and arc welding.
latest activity added to the project family is quality control systems for laser and arc welding.
latest activity added to the project family is quality control systems for laser and arc welding.
latest activity added to the project family is quality control systems for laser and arc welding.

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