101 Top Automotive Startups and Companies in Wisconsin (2021)

June 1, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Wisconsin based Automotive companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Automotive industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top Wisconsin Automotive Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

REV Group

REV Group

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REV is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services.

Madison-Kipp

Madison-Kipp

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Madison, Wis.-based maker of precision components and sub-assemblies for the automotive, leisure, and lawn and garden industries.

Madison-Kipp

C-Motive Technologies

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C-Motive Technologies focuses on reinventing the electric motor.

Madison-Kipp

WOW Logistics

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WOW Logistics is a logistics company that provides multi-temperature warehousing services.

Madison-Kipp

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation is the transportation department of Wisconsin.

Madison-Kipp

Clarios

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Clarios is an advanced energy storage solutions that develops, manufacture and distributes a portfolio of evolving battery technologies.

Madison-Kipp

Odyne Hybrid Systems

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Odyne Hybrid Systems make Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) systems for medium and heavy duty work trucks.

Madison-Kipp

Erik Buell Racing

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Erik Buell Racing operates as a motorcycle company.

Madison-Kipp

Telematic

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Telematic is a smartphone app that’s like a fitbit for your car.

Madison-Kipp

Harley-Davidson Motor Company

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Harley-Davidson Motor Company manufactures heavyweight motorcycles and offers motorcycle parts, accessories, and other related services.

Madison-Kipp

Rush Media Company

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Rush Media Company provides a production vehicle that fits the needs of its clients.

Madison-Kipp

RockAuto, LLC

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RockAuto is an automotive company that ships and supplies auto parts and body parts.

Madison-Kipp

Oshkosh

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Oshkosh is a manufacturer and marketer of access equipment, specialty vehicles, and truck bodies.

Madison-Kipp

Plexus Corporation

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Plexus uses unique Product Realization service model to transform your concepts into branded products and deliver to your target markets.

Madison-Kipp

Snap-on

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Snap-on is a global innovator, manufacturer and marketer of tools, diagnostics, equipment, software and service.

Madison-Kipp

Mecum Auctions

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The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle.

Madison-Kipp

Modine Manufacturing Company

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Since 1916, Modine Manufacturing Company has applied innovative thermal technology to meet customer’s needs.

Madison-Kipp

Nordco

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Nordco is a Milwaukee-based designer and provider of railroad maintenance-of-way equipment and repair partners.

Madison-Kipp

Curt Manufacturing

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A manufacturer, importer, and distributor of trailer hitches and towing accessories.

Madison-Kipp

DealerFire Inc.

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DealerFire Inc is a custom automotive web design and digital marketing firm that has been providing leading internet solutions and direct.

Madison-Kipp

Bergstrom Corp

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For job listings, visit: carcareer.

Madison-Kipp

Strattec Security

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STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is one of the world’s largest producer of automotive locks and keys.

Madison-Kipp

Authenticom

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DMS Integration and Data Enhancement

Madison-Kipp

U.S. Venture, Inc.

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U.S. Venture, Inc is the distributor of energy, automotive and lubricant products in North America.

Madison-Kipp

Blast Cleaning Technologies, a Division of Metcast Service Tech Resources

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Blast Cleaning Technologies is a machinery company providing shot blast parts, blast wheels, and wheel blast equipment.

Madison-Kipp

Neenah Foundry

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Neenah Enterprises, Inc. is one of the most comprehensive industrial and municipal manufacturers in the country.

Madison-Kipp

Vintage Parts

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Vintage Parts is your partner of choice for obtaining OEM obsolete and slow-moving service parts for your customers.

Madison-Kipp

Hydrite Chemical

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Hydrite Chemical is a company specializing in industrial chemical distribution.

Madison-Kipp

KBX Logistics LLC

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KBX Logistics is a logistics company offering transportation and logistics services.

Madison-Kipp

CarCareKiosk

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CarCareKiosk is a video car repair manual that provides free auto repair videos that are vehicle specific.

Madison-Kipp

Doheny Enterprises, Inc.

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Doheny’s is a leader in the pool supplies industry. Doheny’s started in 1967 in a garage and has been family-owned ever since.

Madison-Kipp

Boucher Automotive Group

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Boucher Automotive Group is a car dealership that specializes in Kia, Ford, Chevrolet, and Nissan vehicles in Milwaukee and Madison, WI.

Madison-Kipp

Ewald Automotive Group

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Ewald Automotive Group is a new and used car dealer.

Madison-Kipp

Roehl Transport

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Roehl Transport is an American trucking company

Madison-Kipp

Amerhart Ltd

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Amerhart Ltd is a building materials company specializing in wholesale distribution and logistics services.

Madison-Kipp

WEL Companies, Inc

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WEL Companies is a transportation company providing temperature-controlled warehouse and transportation services.

Madison-Kipp

Etereman

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Etereman is an automotive company specializing in remanufacturing.

Madison-Kipp

Wheel and Sprocket

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Wheel & Sprocket is a full-service bike shop.

Madison-Kipp

Full Throttle Technologies

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Full Throttle Technologies is a platform that primarily focuses on offering a wide range of automotive data solutions to its clientele.

Madison-Kipp

Appleton

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A Neenah, Wis.-based provider of core cutters and related core processing and handling solutions.

Madison-Kipp

Kuryakyn

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Kuryakyn is a consumer goods company that offers motorcycle accessories.

Madison-Kipp

Rotary Lift

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Rotary is the leading brand of vehicle lifts and wheel service equipment in North America.

Madison-Kipp

WebTronics Store

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WebTronics Store is an online marketplace that provides radar detectors, walkie-talkies, police scanners, and marine radios.

Madison-Kipp

Badger Truck Center

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Badger Truck Center is a commercial truck center that can provide all your truck needs from sales to service and parts.

Madison-Kipp

PDQ Manufacturing

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PDQ Manufacturing is a leading supplier of automatic car wash equipment, ancillary equipment for the car wash industry.

Madison-Kipp

Super Products LLC

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Super Products is an automotive company that manufactures industrial vacuum trucks manufacturing.

Madison-Kipp

Esker Technologies

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Esker Technologies is focused on the research and development digital communication and control technology for users of DC voltage systems.

Madison-Kipp

Oshkosh Defense

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Oshkosh Defense delivers leading-edge tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services

Madison-Kipp

Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Co., Inc.

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Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry Co., Inc. is a provider of aluminum and copper based alloy castings for the automotive industry.

Madison-Kipp

Precision Door Service

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Precision Door Service is a consumer services company offering garage doors, openers, and repair services.

Madison-Kipp

Dyne Systems

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Dyne Systems is a manufacturer of Eddy Current & AC dynamometers; Data Acquisition & Control Systems; turn key test cell solutions & more.

Madison-Kipp

Airworthy Aerospace Industries Incorporated

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Airworthy Aerospace Industries Incorporated is an aviation company specializing in plastics, seat repair, and overhaul services.

Madison-Kipp

Wells Vehicle Electronics

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Wells Vehicle Electronics is an automotive company that manufactures advanced OE and aftermarket parts.

Madison-Kipp

Stanek Tool Corporation

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Stanek Tool provides Custom Mold Solutions and Precision Machining, for aerospace, automotive, construction and other industries.

Madison-Kipp

HB Performance Systems

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HB Performance Systems Inc a braking systems maker.

Madison-Kipp

Road-iQ

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Road-iQ provides advanced vision systems for commercial and recreational vehicle fleet management, communications, and safety.

Madison-Kipp

Pomp’s Tire Service

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Pomp’s has been providing tires and service to satisfied customers throughout the Midwest.

Madison-Kipp

Calibre, Inc.

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Calibre is an automotive company that provides painted, finished parts and supply chain solutions.

Madison-Kipp

Jagemann Stamping Company

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Jagemann Stamping Company is recognized worldwide as a leading manufacturer of deep drawn, progressive metal, and fine blank stampings.

Madison-Kipp

SL INDUSTRIES – Montevideo Technology Inc.

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SL INDUSTRIES – Montevideo Technology Inc. is an aviation & aerospace firm dealing in motor technology.

Madison-Kipp

Charter Automotive

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Charter Automotive is a provider of engineered components and assemblies for the automotive industry.

Madison-Kipp

Velvac Holdings

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Velvac is a leading manufacturer and supplier of exterior mirror and vision systems and other component parts for the truck

Madison-Kipp

Adams & Associates

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Adams & Associates is providing insurance claims adjustment and consultancy services for cargo, automotive & health care industries.

Madison-Kipp

Holiday Automotive

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Holiday Automotive is a car dealership located in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin.

Madison-Kipp

Hudapack Metal Treating

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Hudapack Metal Treat are providers of heat treatment services to customers in the industrial, automotive, aerospace and defense.

Madison-Kipp

RB Royal Industries, Inc.

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RB Royal Industries is an automotive company providing fluid transfer solutions.

Madison-Kipp

Midwest Manufacturing

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Midwest Manufacturing supplies automotive, construction and building material products.

Madison-Kipp

Midwest Muncie

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Best muncie 4 speed rockcrusher transmissions, rebuild kits and conversion kits.

Madison-Kipp

Intertractor America Corporation

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Intertractor America Corporation is a machinery company offering poly tracks and undercarriage spare parts.

Madison-Kipp

Wilde East Towne Honda

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Wilde East Towne Honda is a car dealership specializing in Honda vehicles Madison, WI.

Madison-Kipp

Schlossmann Auto Group

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Schlossmann Auto Group is a car dealership located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Madison-Kipp

Lakeland Supply, Inc. / An ISO 9001 Certified Company

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Lakeland Supply is a packaging company specializing in packaging, paper, janitorial, safety, fasteners, and food service supplies.

Madison-Kipp

Ray Industries

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A Waukesha, Wisc.-based precision parts and components manufacturer utilizing roll-threading technology

Madison-Kipp

Orchid

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Orchid Monroe is a North American supplier of components and assemblies for motors, generators and transformers.

Madison-Kipp

JBM Patrol & Protection Corp.

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JBM Patrol & Protection Corp. is a security and investigations company specializing in vehicle patrol and armed protective services.

Madison-Kipp

Straight Shot Express

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Straight Shot Express is a transportation company providing emergency delivery services.

Madison-Kipp

Gandrud Chevrolet

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Gandrud Chevrolet, Nissan, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep is an automotive company that offers new cars, used cars and repair services.

Madison-Kipp

Road America

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Road America is a motorsport road course.

Madison-Kipp

Walker Forge, Inc.

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Walker Forge, Inc. is an automotive company specializing in steel forging.

Madison-Kipp

Minds At Development

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Minds At Development is an automation and network service provider company.

Madison-Kipp

Zimbrick Inc.

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Zimbrick is a car dealership that specializes in Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, and Chevrolet cars in Madison, Wisconsin.

Madison-Kipp

Russ Darrow

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Russ Darrow Group serves the Wisconsin area by representing many major car manufacturers as a car dealer.

Madison-Kipp

Wisconsin Metal Parts

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Wisconsin Metal Parts Quality manufacturer of CNC machined parts, sheet metal fabricating, and prototype metal stampings.

Madison-Kipp

Broadway Automotive

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Broadway Automotive is a car dealership located in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Madison-Kipp

Harker Heating & Cooling, Inc.

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Harker Heating & Cooling, Inc is a Furnace repair service in the Dane County, Wisconsin.

Madison-Kipp

Enhanced Automation

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Automation Engineering Integration

Madison-Kipp

Donohue & Associates, Inc.

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Donohue & Associates is a civil engineering company specializing in drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and transportation services.

Madison-Kipp

Communication Logistics, Inc.

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Communication Logistics is a marketing and advertising company offering digital marketing and data leveraging solutions.

Madison-Kipp

Milsco Manufacturing

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Milsco Manufacturing is an automotive company providing seating solutions.

Madison-Kipp

International Autos Group

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International Autos Group is a car dealership located in West Allis, Wisconsin.

Madison-Kipp

WISCO

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The mission to save member dealers money through group purchases and to return any year-end earnings .

Madison-Kipp

Quick Fuel Services

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Quick Fuel Services, a pioneer in the cardlock industry.

Madison-Kipp

Motor Propane Service

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Motor Propane Service is your Neighborhood Gas Company. Its owners Greg and Julie Schaus, have lived in this area all of their lives. Greg

Madison-Kipp

E. C. Styberg Engineering Company

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E. C. Styberg Engineering Company is a manufacturing firm mainly specializes in contract metal manufacturing service.

Madison-Kipp

PendaForm Corp

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PendaForm Corp is the world leader in heavy-gauge thermoforming, serving a diverse array of markets.

Madison-Kipp

Engage To Sell

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Engage To Sell engages visitors, qualify leads and turn online shoppers into serious buyers.

Madison-Kipp

X2 Industries

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X2 Industries : Auto part dealer

Madison-Kipp

Berlon

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Berlon manufacturers durable buckets and attachments for skid steers, tractor loaders, compact tractors, wheel loaders and tele-handlers.

Madison-Kipp

Krueger Sentry Gauges

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Krueger Sentry Gauges manufactures gauges with a focus on liquid level, leak and overfill protection.

Madison-Kipp

R & L Spring

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R & L Spring is a manufacturer that supplies precision springs, rings, micro coiling, wireforms, fourslide components and accessories.

Madison-Kipp

Vehicle Security Innovators

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Vehicle Security Innovators offers custom security and maintenance solutions for the automotive locksets and transportation industry.

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