Vari-Form Hosts SAE of China Delegation at Its Design and Manufacturing Centers in Canada

   Vari-Form Hosts SAE of China Delegation at Its Design and Manufacturing
                              Centers in Canada

PR Newswire

TROY, Mich., April 28, 2014

TROY, Mich., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, April 7, a delegation
of twenty visitors from prominent Chinese auto producers and tier suppliers
visited Vari-Form design and manufacturing facilities in Strathroy, Ontario.
Members of the SAE of China delegation were welcomed by the Vari-Form
management team. Doug Viohl, director of sales & engineering, briefly
presented latest developments in the company's proprietary process for
hydroforming structural components that reduce vehicle weight, lower material
and production costs, while maintaining critical safety characteristics.

Twenty managers and engineers in the SAE of China delegation toured the
Vari-Form Technical Center and plant in Strathroy, Ontario this week. One
highlight of the plant tour was a visit to the hydroform production cell that
manufactures frame rails for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

After the presentation, the delegation toured exhibits in the Technical
Center, and visited one of Vari-Form's manufacturing plants in the area. One
highlight of the plant tour was a visit to the hydroform production cell that
manufactures frame rails for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

The visit to Strathroy was facilitated by Roger Liu, CEO of Ultra Parts Inc.,
Vari-Form's exclusive supplier sales agency for China. He introduced the
twenty managers and engineers representing leading Chinese automotive
producers and their tier suppliers, including Dongfeng Motor Corporation, FAW
Car Co, Ltd, SAIC Motor Corporation Limited, Great Wall Motor Company, China
Automotive Technology and Research Center, Maanshan Iron & Steel Company, Ltd,
and others.

The tour was spearheaded by Wang Zhiwen, Director for SAE of China, as part of
a week-long visit to the Detroit area exploring advanced automotive
technologies. Through an interpreter, Mr. Wang thanked Vari-Form for sharing
automotive processes and ideas that were new to many in the delegation. After
the tour, the delegation participated in the SAE 2014 World Congress and
Exhibition in downtown Detroit.

"Opportunities for hydroformed parts are ramping up in China, and Vari-Form is
at the forefront, ready to demonstrate the unique performance and cost
advantages of hydroformed assemblies," said Mr. Viohl. "Visits like today's
help solidify important relationships between Vari-Form and our customers and
prospects in China. The inherent advantages of our hydroforming process, in
terms of reduced weight, per-part cost and tooling costs, are already
delivering significant benefits to manufacturers in China and other customers
around the world."

About Vari-Form
Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, with production facilities in Strathroy,
Ontario, Canada; Reynosa, Mexico; Kunshan (Shanghai), China; and Liberty,
Missouri, Vari-Form originated the concept and application of hydroforming
body, chassis and other automotive structural parts. This technology is used
to manufacture more than 7 million parts a year worldwide. The company began
volume production using its patented, production-validated Pressure-Sequence
Hydroforming (PSH) process in 1990. Vari-Form is the industry leader and has
produced more than 100 million parts to date. For more information, go to
www.vari-form.com.

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SOURCE Vari-Form

Website: http://www.vari-form.com
Contact: Vari-Form contact, Terry E. Nardone, 313.580.9075 Direct,
248.641.2822, tnardone@vari-form.com, For interview requests, additional
images and high-resolution files, contact Jim Meloche, The Marketing
Collaborative, LLC, 248.376.4076, Jim@themarketingcollaborative.net
 
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