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ElringKlinger Automotive Manufacturing Inc./US

do the training and support them directly in the building."
Maier sees a strong future for ElringKlinger Automotive. "We have good
people, a good team and technology," he
says. "We also have the right products.
"The next year is going to be a tough
one with the move we have in front of
us," he admits, but notes that the company should continue enjoying success.
"I think the outlook is very positive." mt

Shaping the Future

Based in Dettingen an der Erms, Germany, ElringKlinger AG is a development partner and equipment
supplier of cylinder-head and specialty gaskets, plastic housing modules, shielding components and exhaust gas purification technology. In addition, the company provides battery and fuel cell components
to nearly all the vehicle and engine manufacturers in the world.
"Our entire product portfolio is focused on one key issue: CO2 reduction," it says. "Whether
high-temperature gaskets for downsized engines, lightweight plastic components and modules that
save weight and fuel by replacing metals with polymers, or shielding systems designed for targeted
thermal management - we have set our sights firmly on shaping the future of automotive engineering."

and keep the inventory turns as low as
possible," he says. "We try to not have
capital sitting on our books, so to speak."

Strong Support
Maier is proud of ElringKlinger Automotive's staff. "We have put a very good
team together," he says. "We have a lot

Midwest

of very good and very knowledgeable
people who are not afraid of changing."
The company also helps them enhance their skills. "We send a lot of those
folks to the colleges and to some of our
sister facilities where we give them the
necessary training," he explains. "We
get those folks from our subsidiaries to

Dayton Laminaâ„¢ is proud to be a supply partner

to ElringKlinger. With subsidiaries that are known and
respected as industry leaders, Dayton Lamina provides the
brands that manufacturers have trusted for over 70 years:
Dayton Progress, Danly, Lamina, IEM, and Lempco. Our
full product line includes punches, die buttons, pins and
bushings, wear and guide components, die springs, cams,
die details, punch retainers and more. For additional information, please visit www.DaytonLamina.com, or call (800)
652-6462. Dayton Lamina is a MISUMI Group Company.

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