Shiloh Industries opens Nantong plant to manufacture aluminium castingsVolker Karow
Shiloh Industries, Inc., a global supplier of lightweighting, noise and vibration solutions, recently opened a new aluminium casting plant in Nantong, China. The facility will produce new 9-speed, aluminium transmission carriers and reverse carriers through Shiloh’s proprietary, high-integrity casting technology, and has additional roll-outs scheduled.
The Nantong facility enhances Shiloh’s current aluminium and magnesium casting capabilities in Asia, Europe and North America, allowing for superior service to global programmes at a local level. The newly constructed 150,000 square foot facility is located in the Jiangsu Nantong Science & Technology Industrial Zone. “We are excited to manufacture our innovative products in a facility strategically located to serve the growing market in China,” said David Jaeger, managing director, CastLight. “We have experienced significant global demand for our lightweighting solutions and continue to invest resources to meet this growing need.”
“Our growth at this location will include our proprietary ThinTech technology, which optimizes the design and production of the lightest cast aluminium product. We will focus on body structure and specific products for the electric vehicle market. In addition, we continue to enhance our research and development centre here as well,” explained Weibo Weng, managing director, Asia.
Shiloh designs and manufactures innovative lightweight products that enable OEMs to reduce on-vehicle weight without compromising strength, safety or performance. The company has taken a systematic approach to the market entering in 2015 with the opening of the Shiloh China Technical Centre in Shanghai, followed by their first production facility in Suzhou. The Suzhou facility produces the company’s proprietary ShilohCore NVH dash panels supplied to leading OEMs. In 2017, Shiloh also began producing cast magnesium structural products in the region, which complements our production of aluminium structural products in Nantong.
With initial staffing planned at 60 employees, Shiloh plans to grow that number to nearly 300 in the coming years.