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GW Plastics and ABA-PGT Form Strategic Alliance

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July 5, 2007—

GW Plastics and ABA-PGT announced the formation of a global strategic alliance for plastic gear systems and integrated motion transfer systems.

GW Plastics president and CEO Brenan Riehl says, "Working together, we bring a best-in-class solution for gears and other motion transfer applications to the world stage".

According to a GW Plastics press release, the alliance combines its global precision plastic injection molding, tooling and assembly capabilities at its six facilities in the U.S., Mexico and China with the plastic gear application development, tooling and molding technologies of ABA-PGT's facilities in Manchester and Vernon, CT.

"Working together with GW, we will support our customers near their own facilities, especially in developing regions such as Mexico and China.

Key advantages of the alliance include:

  • Single point of responsibility for motion transfer systems including gear trains, housings and numerous manual and automated assembly capabilities;
  • Shared resources including application development, tooling and injection molding;
  • Combined mold making and molding capacity including three mold making facilities in the US and China with more than 100 mold makers, eight molding facilities in the US, Mexico and China with more than 200 molding machines.