SAF-Holland, Holland MI, has shipped drum and disc braked axles from its Warrenton MO facility where the plant plant will continue to ramp up production throughout 2009, according to company information.
"The merger of SAF and Holland has provided us with a unique opportunity to serve our customers with suspension systems specifically designed for and produced in their individual markets," said Sam Martin, chief operating officer for SAF-Holland.
Axle-manufacturing operations at the revamped Warrenton North Plant have been integrated into a streamlined facility that will occupy approximately one-half of an existing 235,000-square-foot facility which also houses stamping and roll forming operations. As designed, the plant is capable of producing 80,000 axles per year.
The commencement of axle manufacturing at the Warrenton plant marks the completion of the first phase of the SAF-Holland multi-phase program for axle manufacturing in North America.