American Wera represents various German metalworking machine builders, including Profilator, Pittler, Praewema, Diskus, WMZ and MAE. These machines are sold for gear and spline production, as well as bar, pipe and tube straightening plus wheelset pressing. The company's target markets include automotive, off-highway, OCTG, rail and other heavy equipment manufacturing. Caterpillar recently selected Pittler as manufacturing partner for a new cylinder liner project. The Peoria, Illinois location will use inverted spindle turning centers with 16 spindles for high production. Linamar Mexico added a second scudding machine from Profilator at its Nuevo Laredo plant for use on a Getrag Ford project. American Wera is expanding its facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan-North American with additional staff to be added soon; full application engineering assistance, sales, service and training offered for customers and field sales representatives. The company will be exhibiting at IMTS in Chicago (Booth N6260) with information on its gear cutting machines and two MAE straightening presses in action.