Amsted Automotive Group acquires SMW Manufacturing Company

November 5, 2021

Amsted Automotive Group’s Burgess-Norton Mfg. Co., Inc., unit based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, has acquired SMW Manufacturing Company, Taylor, Michigan, USA, an engineering and manufacturing firm for cold-formed and precision-machined components for the heavy truck, automotive, mining, construction, infrastructure, and industrial markets.

The move is expected to add a broader range of cold-forming technology and engineering to Amsted Automotive Group’s advanced metal-forming, Powder Metallurgy, and electro-mechanical torque transfer and propulsion system design capabilities, as well as expanding its reach in commercial vehicle and industrial markets.

“The acquisition is a strategic complement to Amsted Automotive Group’s diverse portfolio and expands our competitive offerings into the broader scope of industrial and infrastructure markets,” stated Jeremy Holt, president of Amsted Automotive Group.

“SMW’s cold-formed capabilities will expand the group’s capacity and range and further our position as a dynamic global engineering and manufacturing powerhouse of precision, net formed, and engineered products for commercial vehicle, industrial, energy/infrastructure, and ICE/EV automotive markets,” he continued. “I’m more energised than ever about the breadth of products and solutions that the Amsted Automotive Group companies—Means Industries, Burgess-Norton, and now SMW—can offer our global customer base for a broad range of applications.”

Earlier this year, Amsted Industries established Amsted Automotive Group, bringing together Means Industries Inc. and Burgess-Norton Mfg. Co., Inc. The integration provided an expanded global presence with sixteen facilities in North America, Asia and Europe to serve the global automotive customer base with a robust manufacturing footprint, producing over 100 million components and assemblies annually.

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