The company's assembly operation in Thailand has been qualified, and volume product is being shipped from the site. Start-up expenses for the Thailand operation totaled $4.7 million in the fiscal 2011 first quarter, compared with $2.9 million in the preceding quarter. "We are now focusing on increasing volume at our Thailand operation to further improve our cost position and customer service," said Skarvan.Skarvan said that the company continues to supply prototype volumes of dual-stage actuated (DSA) suspensions for customers' programs that are currently in development. "Our leading designs, proven capabilities and established capacity for DSA suspensions position us well to meet our customers' needs for this technology, which is currently expected to be more widely adopted in 2012," said Skarvan.
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