CHENNAI, INDIA-American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (AAM) announces the grand opening of its Chennai Manufacturing Facility (CHMF), located in the industrial park of Mahindra World City in southeastern India.

Cliff Owens, CHMF plant manager, will oversee the facility's manufacture of highly engineered driveline products for the region. Products manufactured at the facility include a family of front and rear axles for commercial vehicles.

"We are extremely pleased to celebrate the grand opening of AAM's third regional manufacturing operation in India," says AAM Executive Vice President, Worldwide Operations John J. Bellanti. "The Chennai Manufacturing Facility will allow us to leverage AAM's track record of world-class quality, delivery, reliability and outstanding warranty performance while furthering AAM's global expansion in emerging markets."