Amino is announcing their plan to open a fluid forming (sheet hydroforming) production facility and sales and service center in North America by the end of 2003. Amino has recently purchased a modern 30,000 sq. ft. stamping facility on seven acres in St. Thomas, ON, Canada. St. Thomas is centrally located between Detroit and Toronto within easy reach of the heart of the automotive industry.
Amino has over seventy years of experience in the Japanese sheet metal industry. Amino manufactures presses, equipment and tooling and also provides low volume production solutions utilizing their original forming technologies. Amino has over thirty years experience with fluid forming and were the first to introduce it to the automotive industry with the Toyota Sera program ten years ago.
Amino will provide the following solutions for customers in North America:
1) low volume, niche programs,
2) Aggressive, complicated shapes to reduce reliance on plastics/composite materials and,
3) Ultra light, low weight panels.
Amino will initially install one production line to make body in white for specialty and niche vehicles. The facility will be able to produce 150,000 ~ 250,000 automotive panel at one shift per year. Amino will also be able to supply other industries such as appliance, lighting, agricultural etc.
Expansion is planned for additional production capability and the building of a R&D/tryout center.
For more information contact:
Trent Maki, P. Eng.
Amino North America Corp.
Note: Last Updated: December 30, 2002