Years and dates don't tell the whole story
By any measure, our growth to a position of global leadership in magnesium die casting has been swift and impressive. The chronology of our development is marked by many milestones and benchmarks, each of which signals yet another step in our march to achieving world-class status.
But the core of our success over the years isn't really reflected in the passage of time. The real engine that drives our growth and defines our history is our culture. From the very beginning, our company has celebrated ingenuity, innovation and creativity above all else. We believe that when you create an environment in which people are able to achieve their full potential, the history will take care of itself.
Began operations in Strathroy Ontario as a division of CAE Webster
Purchased by Cygnus Industries to create Magnesium Products Industries
Purchased by Meridian Technologies
Launched first magnesium IP in North America at GM
Began operations at the new Eaton Rapids, Michigan facility known as Magnesium Products of America (MPA)
Launched first magnesium Front End Structure at Ford for the F150
Meridian Technologies Inc. privatized with two owners; Teksid S.p.A and Norsk Hydro
Opened new Global Technology Centre in Strathroy, Ontario
Began operations at the new Strathroy, Ontario facility on Wright Street
Signed Joint Venture with SCAAC, a subsidiary of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. (SAIC) for manufacturing facility in Shanghai, PRC
Began operations at the new Nottinghamshire, UK facility known as Meridian Technologies United Kingdom (MTUK)
Launched the world's largest magnesium, structural body component (Front of Dash) at Chrysler for the Viper
Received 2004 DaimlerChrysler Gold Award
Begin operations in new Shanghai, PRC facility
Launched industry's first magnesium engine cradle at GM for the Corvette
Meridian Technologies purchased by Estatia A.G.
Global restructuring of the business resulting in transfer of all operating assets to a new parent company, MLTH Holdings Inc. and its worldwide operating subsidiaries.
Began operations at new facility in Ramos, Mexico
Received Ford Global Body Excellence Award
Launched first magnesium structural closure casting in North America at Ford for the Lincoln MKT.
Received Automotive News Pace Award and Collaboration Award with Ford.
Began operations in new state of the art secondary machining facility in UK.
Established Southfield, Michigan U.S.A. office location in proximity to many major customers.
Meridian and all of its subsidiaries acquired by Wanfeng Auto Holdings Group Co. Ltd. (December 19, 2013)