Wescast will be supplying the manifolds for the 3.8 liter version of the 2007 Jeep Wrangler. This is starting to get exciting. The new 2007 Jeep Wrangler should be soon appearing in the dealerships. Okay, maybe it is still a few months off, but this is very exciting. Don’t forget to donate to the cause, if you haven’t done so already.
Wescast Industries Inc. (“Wescast”)(TSX:WCS.SV.A) announced today that it has been chosen by the Chrysler Group to supply cast iron exhaust manifolds for its new JeepÃ‚Â® engine program and has also been sourced additional content on the Chrysler Group’s minivan program.
Beginning in the second quarter of 2006, Wescast will provide the Chrysler Group with cast manifolds for the 3.8-litre V-6 Jeep Wrangler engine program and will increase its content on the 3.3/3.8-litre Dodge Caravan, Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town and Country program.
“We are delighted to have entered into this new business with the Chrysler Group,” said Ed Frackowiak, Chairman and CEO of Wescast. “This solidifies our long-term relationship with the Chrysler Group and strengthens our leadership position in the supply of exhaust manifolds to the North American automotive market.”
Wescast Industries Inc. is the world’s largest supplier of exhaust manifolds for passenger cars and light trucks. The Company designs, casts, machines and assembles high-quality engineered iron products for automotive original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) and Tier 1 customers for the car and light truck markets in North America and Europe. The Company employs approximately 1,900 people in 7 production facilities and 3 sales and design centres in Canada, the United States and Germany. The Company also has sales and technical design representation in the United Kingdom, France and Japan. The Company is recognized worldwide for its quality products, innovative design solutions and highly committed workforce.