UK firm gains Renault axle contract extension

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (AAM) said its United Kingdom-based subsidiary, Albion Automotive Ltd., received a contract to continue to supply rear axles for Renault commercial vans and medium duty vehicles through 2006. The extension is expected to generate annual revenue of $18.5 million. Under the contract extension, Albion Automotive's Glasgow Driveline facility will continue to

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (AAM) said its United Kingdom-based subsidiary, Albion Automotive Ltd., received a contract to continue to supply rear axles for Renault commercial vans and medium duty vehicles through 2006. The extension is expected to generate annual revenue of $18.5 million.

Under the contract extension, Albion Automotive's Glasgow Driveline facility will continue to produce Salisbury-style rear axles for the Renault Mascott van and Midlum medium-duty truck using improved AAM technology content.

Albion Automotive currently supplies all Renault's 3.5- to 5.5-ton gross vehicle weight (GVW) axle requirements for the Mascott van and the 7.5-ton GVW axle for the Midlum vehicle.

In addition to extending the contract with Renault, the new contract will provide Renault with enhanced product features such as an electronic differential lock actuator.

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