101 Top Michigan Automotive Companies and Startups of 2021

July 5, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best Michigan 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 Michigan Automotive Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

May Mobility

May Mobility

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May Mobility is transforming cities through autonomous technology to create a safer, greener, more accessible world.

Orbion Space Technology

Orbion Space Technology

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Orbion Space Technology manufactures Hall effect plasma thrusters for use in small and cube satellites.

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General Motors

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General Motors manufactures, markets, and distributes vehicles and vehicle parts.

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Refraction AI

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Refraction AI is a robot delivery startup offering food delivery service from restaurants to customers through its self-driving robot REV-1.

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Karamba Security

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Karamba Security provides embedded cybersecurity solutions to protect all types of connected systems from attacks.

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Ford Motor

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Ford Motor is an automotive company that develops, manufactures, and distributes vehicles, parts, and accessories.

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Rivian

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Rivian is an electric vehicle manufacturer that develops products and services to advance the shift to sustainable mobility.

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Protean Electric

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Protean Electric is a global automotive technology firm.

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Derq

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Derq is an MIT spinoff that uses AI to power an award-winning predictive platform, help eliminate crashes and create safer and smarter roads

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Meritor

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Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle.

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AGM Automotive

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AGM Automotive’s mission is to be an innovative, low cost, sub-system solution provider of quality products and value added services.

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Coherix

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Coherix, Inc. develops and manufactures high-speed, high-definition 3D machine vision products that enable our customers to manage.

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BoostUp

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BoostUp is a social saving platform that enables consumers to save up and get monetary “boosts” toward life’s big purchases.

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Chevrolet

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Chevrolet is leading the way with the most vehicles in its line up offering the available built-in OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

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VRide

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VRide is a ridesharing platform that provides commuter vanpool transportation and mobility management program services.

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Nimbus

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Nimbus is tackling the growing problems of traffic congestion and climate change with a new transportation system.

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BorgWarner

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BorgWarner is an automotive supplier of sustainable and innovative mobility solutions for the vehicle market.

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Ally Financial

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Ally Financial Inc. is a automotive financial services company powered by a top direct banking franchise.

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Fusion Coolant Systems

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Fusion Coolant Systems provides advanced coolant and lubrication systems.

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EcoMotors

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EcoMotors develops high-efficiency liquid fuel engines such as OPOC, light trucks and marine applications.

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RECARO Automotive

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RECARO Automotive is a manufacturer of mobile seating solutions for OEM, motorsport, commercial vehicle seats, and child safety sector.

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KUHMUTE

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KUHMUTE is a designing & manufacturing company that provides charging infrastructure for escooters, ebikes, eskateboards & more.

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Intvo

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We’re developing solutions through AI to predict/anticipate pedestrian behavior in urban environment resulting in improved pedestrian safety

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Cadillac

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Cadillac is an automobile brand that produces and markets luxury vehicles worldwide.

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AKTV8 LLC

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Aktv8 LLC pioneers advanced electronic suspension control solutions that enhance vehicle performance and safety.

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American Center for Mobility

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American Center for Mobility is a non-profit testing and product development facility for future mobility.

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PPAP Manager

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A cloud-based platform that streamlines and automates the Production Part Approval Process in manufacturing.

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Automotive Credit Corporation

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Automotive Credit is a provider of automotive financial services for consumers with limited history.

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Inductive Intelligence

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Inductive Intelligence delivers a platform for Convenient, Controlled, Safe, and Sustainable smart inductive heating & cooking experiences.

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Chrysler

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You’ll find us at the intersection of design and technology, where bold ideas meet the industrious spirit of innovation.

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PicoSpray

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PicoSpray aims to replace the carburetor in small engines with a low-cost electronic fuel injection system.

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Ford Credit

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Ford Motor Credit Company is a leading automotive finance company

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Visteon

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Visteon is a global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, electronics and interior.

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Lear Corporation

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The Lear Corporation is a Fortune 500 company with world-class products designed,

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Auto Metal Craft

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Auto Metal Craft is the experimental sheet metal stamping and assembly specialist.

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Automotive News

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Automotive News focuses on providing news and information related to the automotive industry.

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Inventev

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Inventev delivers mobile power generation using an innovative Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) commercial truck architecture.

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BUICK

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Buick has consistently delivered a thoughtful approach to creating new luxury vehicles.

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GM Ventures

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GM Ventures is a consulting company that provides investment solutions for automobile sectors.

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Penske Automotive Group

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Penske Automotive Group is an international transportation services company operating automotive dealerships

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Baker Industries

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Baker Industries is a provider of custom tooling, parts and fixtures primarily serving automotive and aerospace markets.

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Synercon Technologies

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Synercon Technologies develops solutions extracting digital data from vehicles that have crashed in a forensically-controlled environment.

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American Axle & Manufacturing

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AAM was founded in 1994, with manufacturing expertise rooted in more than 90 years of experience.

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Bollinger Motors

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Automotive company designing and engineering Class 3 electric trucks

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Dodge

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Dodge is an American brand of cars, minivans, sport cars, sedans, super cars, muscle cars, and sport utility vehicles.

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Ushr

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The rapid proliferation of autonomous vehicles.

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Truck Hero

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Truck Hero is a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer accessories for pickup trucks.

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Takata Corporation

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Takata Corporation is an automotive parts company based in Japan.

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Federal Mogul Corporation

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Federal-Mogul Corporation is an American developer, manufacturer and supplier of powertrain components and vehicle safety products.

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Gentherm

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Gentherm Incorporated (NASDAQ-GS:THRM) is a global developer and marketer of innovative thermal management technologies for a broad range

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Flex-N-Gate

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Flex-N-Gate manufactures metal and plastic original equipment components and mechanical assemblies for companies.

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Danlaw

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Danlaw is a provider of telematics, automotive electronics and embedded engineering services.

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Key Safety Systems

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Key Safety Systems (KSS) is a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of automotive safety-critical components.

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Urban Science

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Urban Science is a business-solution company which supports the needs of the sales and marketing function of the automotive industry.

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VTX Technology

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VTX does not manufacture or sell mufflers. Instead, VTX licenses the use of its patent to companies that manufacture, install

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Lincoln Motor Company

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The Lincoln Motor Company that sells luxury vehicles under the Lincoln brand.

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Kyyba Inc.

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Staffing, IT, Engineering

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Cooper Standard

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Cooper Standard, headquartered in Novi, Mich. USA, is a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry.

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Eckhart & Associates

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Market leader in the design and manufacturing of specialized ergonomic tools and solutions to automotive and industrial manufacturers.

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Hadley

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Hadley is a transportation company that manufactures vehicles and tractor trailers.

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Witco Corporation

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Witco Corporation is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialty chemicals, founded in 1920 by Robert I. Wishnick.

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MOTOR Information Systems

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MOTOR Information Systems provides aftermarket information solutions for vehicles.

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Nexteer Automotive

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Nexteer Automotive is an automotive parts supplier.

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Metaldyne Corporation

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Metaldyne designs and supplies metal-formed components and assemblies for powertrain applications.

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ICM Products

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ICM Products has grown into an industry leader in chemical manufacturing.

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Hino Ottawa-Gatineau

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A Japanese manufacturer of commercial vehicles.

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XALT Energy

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XALT Energy is a global leader in lithium-ion cell, pack and system development.

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Roush Industries

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Roush Industries is a manufacturing, prototyping, and engineering company that creates vehicle technology.

Orbion Space Technology

Tower International

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Tower International is a leading integrated global manufacturer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies.

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Pi Square Technologies

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Pi Square Technologies is an automotive engineering company that specializes in automotive embedded software development services.

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Brose North America Inc

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Brose North America is a consumer goods company that provides automotive supplying services.

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The Shyft Group

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The Shyft Group is a specialty vehicle manufacturing, assembly, and upfit for the commercial, retail, and service specialty vehicle markets.

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Guardian Industries

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Guardian Industries is a provider of building materials, plastic coatings, and prefabricated glass products.

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FordDirect

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FordDirect provides digital marketing and advertising solutions to Ford and Lincoln dealers, giving them the platform to drive more sales.

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Hyundai America Technical Center

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HATCI is Hyundai’s design, engineering, technology, research and development headquarters for the North American market.

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Kelsey-Hayes Company

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Kelsey-Hayes Company manufactures and markets automotive brake parts.

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Maxion Wheels

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Maxion Wheels supply OEMs with the highest quality wheels and most innovative technologies.

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Tweddle Group

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Tweddle Group creates understanding. Our clients build excellent products, and we make their customers love those products even more.

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Quest Software Inc.

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Quest Software Inc. is a roadside assisstance and insurance solutions provider for the automotive industry.

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Inteva

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Inteva consistently delivers engineered automotive products that include motors, electronics, closure and interior systems.

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Dayco

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Dayco is a leader in the research, design, manufacturing and distribution of essential engine products, drive systems and services.

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L&W Engineering

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L&W Engineering is a “Tier 1” supplier in the automotive industry.

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Car and Driver

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Car and Driver is an American automotive magazine for auto enthusiasts and in-market car buyers.

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Action Fabricators

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Action Fab provides custom-made tapes, adhesive and non-adhesive-backed foams, rubbers, plastics and other specialty materials.

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Humanetics Innovative Solutions

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Humanetics designs, develops, and manufactures crash test dummies and computer crash test models.

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Henniges Automotive

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Henniges Automotive provides OEMs with sealing systems for doors, windows, trunks, lift gates, sunroofs, and hoods.

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Horizon Global

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Horizon Global is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of a wide variety of high-quality, custom-engineered towing, trailering, cargo…

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Air Lift Company

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Air Lift Company is an automotive company that supplies air suspension kits.

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Movimento Group

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Movimento provides vehicle software lifecycle management solutions.

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Trico Products

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Trico Products is an automotive company that offers windshield wiper products.

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Key Plastics

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A Livonia, Mich.-based manufacturer of automotive interior

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DURA Automotive Systems

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Dura Automotive Systems is an independent designer and manufacturer of automotive components, including control systems, exterior systems.

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Dataspeed

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Dataspeed offers highly engineered hardware and software tools to researchers and developers working on mobility and robotics solutions

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Superior Industries International, Inc.

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Superior is the largest manufacturer of aluminum wheels for passenger cars and light-duty vehicles in North America.

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Hercules Electric Mobility

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Hercules Electric Vehicles brings luxury electric mobility with fuel-cell range extenders to work and play professionals.

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Joyson Safety Systems

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Joyson Safety Systems is a mobility safety providing firm providing safety-critical systems & technology to automotive markets.

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Control Tec LLC

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Control Tec provides telematics and cloud based analytics solutions.

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ADAC Automotive

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ADAC Automotive is a full-service automotive supplier.

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TRW Automotive Holdings

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TRW Automotive is the global leader in automotive safety.

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Aisin World Corp. of America

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Aisin World Corp. of America is an automotive company that manufactures automotive components and systems.

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Camaco-Amvian

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Camaco-Amvian is the largest independent supplier of engineered seat structures to the global automotive industry

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