DUDEK & BOCK and China Spring Company – Joint Venture Formation

Establishing Shanghai Dudek & Bock Spring Co., Ltd.

In 2012, Dudek & Bock formed a, Shanghai-based Joint Venture company with China Spring Company – the largest spring company in China.

In merging D & B’s unique engineering and manufacturing capabilities in 4-slide and CNC-produced wire-forms and counter-balance springs with China Springs established infrastructure, market positions and high level technical competencies, we hold a strong belief that this JV is well positioned to establish a market leader position in the supply of these products throughout the Chinese automotive industry – as well as for select other applications and industries – and in doing so will enable our core customers to capitalize on our global footprint in serving their needs throughout the world.

China Spring Company’s other highly specialized product expertise lies in suspension springs, valve springs and stabilizer bars for the automotive industry. They are a subsidiary of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC), which is one of the leading vehicle, system and component producers in the Chinese automotive industry.

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Ford Q1 Certification

q1bFord Motor Company has awarded DUDEK & Bock a leading supplier of Springs, Wireforms, Stampings, Welded Rings and Welded Assemblies for the automotive industry the prestigious Q1 certification.

Ford’s Q1 Certificate is the highest honor bestowed on a supplier by the auto maker. Recognizing their efforts and commitment to fulfilling customers expectations related to component design, functionality, costs, without compromising quality or delivery.

Acquisition of KHC Corporation (Woodstock, IL.)

As a result of in increasingly collaborative relationship started between Dudek & Bock and Keihin Hatsujyo (KHJ) of Japan starting back in 2008, in 2011 D & B acquired the Woodstock operation of KHJ. Foremost among the reasons for this acquisition was the strong belief that KHC’s long-standing U.S. and Mexico-based Japanese customers (most of whom were established to serve Japanese automotive transplant OEM’s and System producers) can be both effectively served by under Dudek & Bock’s umbrella while also benefiting from D & B’s expanded product line including wire-forms, small flat-form stamping, progressive stampings, welded ring and welded assemblies and its TS 16949-certified facility in Saltillo, Mexico.

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