Autocam Revs Up Production for New GM V8 Engines
Kentwood MI – Autocam launched high volume production of its GDI fuel system components for General Motors’ LT1 engine, which will debut in the 2014 Corvette Stingray and the EcoTec3 engine for the 2014 GM pick up trucks.
Autocam has invested over $15 million in equipment and new processes to support these new engines and the demanding technical requirements of gasoline direct injection technology (GDI).
“GDI technology is a game changer for precision manufacturing,” says John Buchan, Autocam’s COO. “Using unprecedented machining equipment and process technology, we are machining millions of parts each year out of new specialty steels, holding single digit micron tolerances to support our customers.”
The technical requirements of these GDI components demand not only complex precision machinery but also highly skilled technicians and engineers. Autocam has expanded its workforce to fully develop and launch these new high precision processes.
“It’s all about our associates,” says John Kennedy, founder and CEO of Autocam. “Our long-term success has always been and will always be about our team and their exceptional abilities. It’s a testament to our team’s capabilities that we are able to celebrate our 25th year with the introduction of yet another new level of precision machining expertise to support the newest fuel system technologies.”
Autocam, whose global headquarters is in Kentwood, Mich., is a worldwide manufacturer of precision-machine components for all major OEMs and Tier 1 automotive suppliers. Autocam specializes in high precision components for emerging fuel system technologies, including gasoline- and diesel-injection, alternative fuels, cylinder de-activation, and other technologies critical for mandated fuel economy improvements. The company has 14 manufacturing facilities and employs more than 1,500 highly skilled employees in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit autocam.com.