ATC Drivetrain, a global remanufacturer of automotive powertrain and drivetrain systems, has moved its global headquarters to Farmington Hills from Oklahoma City. It works with automakers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
The new headquarters facility is located at 39225 Country Club Drive, Suite B-28, near 12 Mile and Haggerty roads.
“As we continue to grow and expand our global footprint, product portfolio, and the sales channels we serve, it’s important to have a significant presence in one of the world’s main automotive eco-systems,” says Greg Heald, president and CEO.
“Metro Detroit provides the added benefit of having direct flights to the world’s automotive centers in Asia and Europe, making travel more efficient. We will continue to have our major U.S. manufacturing facility in Oklahoma City.”
The company has facilities in the U.S., United Kingdom, and China. It supports OEMs, independent aftermarket distributors, and consumers by providing remanufactured powertrain and drivetrain solutions including engines, transmissions, and transfer cases.
The company has also developed capabilities in remanufacturing systems for hybrid and fully electric vehicles including batteries and electric drive units.
“Supporting our customers’ requirements for remanufacturing solutions of EV components is critical. Relocating our global headquarters to Metro Detroit will facilitate this customer support and provide access to the required talent”, Heald said.
ATC was founded in Oklahoma City in 1938 as the Fred Jones Manufacturing Co., which reconditioned engines and components. A need to rebuild drivetrains during World War II led to rapid growth. By 1947, the company had opened an assembly plant to rebuild Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury products.
The company became Autocraft in 1997 when it opened its U.K. facility and was purchased by Aftermarket Technology Corp. the next year. The company rebranded to ATC Drivetrain in 2008.
Today, ATC has more than 1 million square feet of remanufacturing and warehouse space. The company’s remanufacturing operations help keep vehicles out of landfills, reduce the need for mining, and require less energy than manufacturing from scratch.