Melling announced today that it has been awarded a Tier 2 business contract to manufacture & supply an oil strainer tube for the FIAT 1.4 liter engine. This oil strainer will be manufactured at the Melling Products facility in Farwell, MI. The strainer will then be supplied to Melling do Brazil for component assembly and shipped to FIAT South America.
The powertrain applications are the FIAT 1.0 L, 1.4L, Fire & Evo engines in South America. It will also be used in North America for the Chrysler/FIAT 500 scheduled to be in dealer showrooms in mid-2011. The Melling engineering, sales, and development team worked with FIAT to produce this product that showcases Melling’s capacity to cut, bend and braze tubular assemblies.
Mark Melling, CEO of Melling, noted: “We are proud that our global business continues to expand from our Michigan based manufacturing.”
Melling is a leading manufacturer of fluid pumps including oil, water and fuel pumps for gas, diesel, transmission and hybrid applications as well as other powertrain components to the worldwide transportation industry. Melling serves the global transportation original equipment and aftermarket segments and is noted for its world-class engineering, product development, and distribution capabilities. Melling operates ten (10) facilities in North America and Brazil.