Top 12 U.S. Auto Parts Manufacturers
Posted by IndustryNet on Thursday, May 30, 2019
The automotive parts industry affects nearly everyone in the country, at least indirectly, since eventually there is an end-user at the end of a long supply chain. Here, we explore the top 12 auto parts manufacturers in the United States.
But first, it helps to get an overall feel for the industry.
The sector is evolving quickly, with a growing emphasis on autonomous, connected, electric and shared vehicles, something experts predict will only increase in importance.
The push toward those trends is one of many similar major influences the auto parts industry has seen over the decades.
Examples include competition from international parts manufacturers, capacity for investment, fuel prices, environmental concerns and availability of materials.
Key statistics in the sector
To visualize the current state of the U.S. auto parts industry, consider that it has 4,382 companies supplying 400,791 jobs.
The 2019 average sales are $337.75 billion, 3.61% more than a year ago.
The Midwest has the largest number of companies, followed by the South, West and Northeast.
Top U.S. Auto Parts Manufacturers by Number of Jobs
About the Top U.S. Auto Parts Manufacturers
1. Lippert Composites, LLC, Elkhart, IN, 7,500 employees
Focuses on manufactured home and RV components, including slide-outs, windows, chassis, suspension, axles, stabilizers, doors and more
2. Nexteer Automotive, Saginaw, MI, 6,900
Manufactures steering components and systems
3. General Motors, Fort Wayne Assembly, Roanoke, IN, 4,300
4. FCA US, LLC, Kokomo Transmission Plant, Kokomo, IN, 3,600
Manufactures automotive transmissions and transaxles
Produces medium- and heavy-duty automatic transmissions for military and commercial purposes
The industry of U.S. automotive parts manufacturing accounts for $337.75 billion in average sales, making it a major industry in the country.
Although its largest companies are concentrated in just five states of the Midwest and South (seven in the Midwest, five in the South), the impact of the industry is felt nationwide.
From manufacturers and distributors, the supply chain moves on to auto parts stores, auto repair companies and on down to the weekend do-it-yourselfer in the driveway.
Click here for a full listing of the nation's auto parts manufacturers on IndustryNet.
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