American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings on Wednesday announced it was now manufacturing and assembling transfer cases for Tata Motors' luxury car unit Jaguar Land Rover.

"AAM is pleased to launch our relationship with Jaguar Land Rover in Europe, supporting its vehicle programme requirements with our global engineering and manufacturing expertise," said AAM's Europe president Steven Proctor in a statement.

"By taking a premium 4x4 light vehicle product and manufacturing it in our Glasgow, Scotland facility, AAM is bringing new jobs to the region and further diversifying our business."

AAM and Jaguar Land Rover collaborated on the manufacturing of the proven design of the transfer case used in the Defender.  Start of regular production began last month at AAM's manufacturing facility in Scotstoun, Glasgow, Scotland.

Most auto component makers do not announce the start of production for OEM contracts like this until well after supply first commences.

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AAM Launches Transfer Case Production for Jaguar Land Rover

DETROIT, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AAM), which is publicly traded as AXL on the NYSE, today announced that it is now manufacturing and assembling transfer cases for Jaguar Land Rover.

"AAM is pleased to launch our relationship with Jaguar Land Rover in Europe, supporting its vehicle program requirements with our global engineering and manufacturing expertise," stated AAM President - Europe Steven J. Proctor.  "By taking a premium 4x4 light vehicle product and manufacturing it in our Glasgow, Scotland facility, AAM is bringing new jobs to the region and further diversifying our business."

AAM and Jaguar Land Rover collaborated on the manufacturing of the proven design of the transfer case that is featured in the iconic Land Rover Defender.  Start of regular production began in August at AAM's Glasgow Manufacturing Facility in Scotstoun, Glasgow, Scotland.

About AAM

AAM is a world leader in the manufacture, engineering, design systems integration and validation of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and modules, chassis systems and metal-formed products for light trucks, sport utility vehicles, passenger cars and crossover vehicles and commercial vehicles.  In addition to locations in the United States (Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania), AAM also has offices or facilities in Brazil, China, Germany, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Poland, Scotland, South Korea, Sweden, and Thailand.

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