Outstanding Shares: 23.67 million
Float: 6.9 million
NOBL is approximately 63% owned by Luxembourg-based metal giant
Arcelor-Mittal ( NYSE: MT )
ARCELORMITTAL 15,030,562 7-Apr-08
Institutional & Insider Ownership: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/mh?s=NOBL
Noble International, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides laser-welded blanks, tubular products, and roll-formed products for the automotive industry primarily in North America and Europe. The company's flat, tubular, shaped, and enclosed formed structures are used in various automobile applications, including doors, fenders, body side panels, pillars, bumpers, door beams, load floors, windshield headers, door tracks, door frames, and glass channels. It sells products directly to automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and companies that are suppliers to OEMs. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.
The Company operates 24 production facilities worldwide, including two joint ventures in China and one in India. Thirteen of its facilities are located in North America and the remaining 11 facilities are located primarily in Western Europe.
Noble is North America’s largest laser welder. We have delivered approximately 90 million LWBs for more than 50 vehicle platforms since 1992.
Engineers at our Technical Center develop new LWB applications in cooperation with automakers, giving us an advantage in expanding our market presence. We also maintain a technological edge, allowing us to pursue the most attractive opportunities. The Ford F-150 bodyside shown below is the first combined exposed and unexposed surface in a production blank, an example of Noble’s technical leadership in the laser welding industry.
**Customer Platforms by Vehicle Make & Model:** http://www.nobleintl.com/docs/08%2005%2028%20Customer%20Platforms_Website.pdf