Wire parts maker grows to meet demand

Sep 27, 2013 | 05:02 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Albaform, Alba-Metal, steel wire assembly, European automakers in North America, acquisition, robotic welding, wire bending, Lindsay Roseler

CHICAGO — Czechoslovakia’s Alba-Metal Spol s.r.o. is tooling up for growth after buying the assets of a German company that left the United States.

The family owned company, which makes steel wire seat frames and formed wire parts for European automakers, quietly entered the U.S. market in late 2011 at the request of European automakers and their Tier II and Tier III suppliers. Albaform Inc., its U.S. subsidiary, relocated this year from a small Dallas shop to a larger plant in....

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