AM General Who We Are
AM General LLC, headquartered in South Bend, Ind., with major facilities in nearby Mishawaka, Ind., Livonia, Mich., Franklin, Ohio, and offices in Arlington, Va., designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide.
Through its Military business, the company is recognized as a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing and support of Light Tactical Vehicles, having produced and sustained more than 300,000 vehicles in over 60 countries.
AM General’s growing Commercial business includes three wholly owned subsidiaries: diesel engine manufacturer General Engine Products, automatic transmission manufacturer General Transmission Products, and Mobility Ventures, designer and manufacturer of the acclaimed MV-1, the only American made vehicle specifically engineered from the ground up in support of wheelchair users and people with disabilities. AM General is also proud to have been selected by Mercedes-Benz to be its only contract manufacturer in the United States, producing the R-Class vehicle in Mishawaka, Ind.
AM General has more than six decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states.
People With Pride
AM General’s 1,500 employees include the proud members of United Auto Workers Local 5, established in 1933 and today the oldest UAW union shop in the nation. Their commitment to quality is evident in every HMMWV leaving the factory and heading for American and allied forces. Many of these employees are themselves combat veterans, members of the military reserves and National Guard, or have family members serving on active duty.
AM General Business and Programs
On the Military side of its business, AM General was recently awarded several substantial orders this year for thousands of HMMWVs that have added to its backlog, as it continues to successfully pursue and win new Light Tactical Vehicle business both domestically and internationally.
In July 2015, AM General was awarded a $373 million firm-fixed¬price, multi-year foreign military sales contract for sales in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Ukraine and Tunisia, demonstrating the significant interest and need for the HMMWV in foreign markets. Add to that the Company’s recent contract award of $428 million for new HMMWV Ambulance Chassis Vehicles for domestic disaster relief efforts by the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, and Army. This contract provides another strong example of the ongoing critical operational need for the HMMWV and how AM General remains the unmatched leader in modernizing and maintaining the HMMWV fleet in the United States and around the world.
Additionally, the Company continues to perform work under its Private Public Partnership (PPP) with the National Guard and Red River Army Depot in the refurbishment and upgrade of older HMMWV models that will continue to be in the U.S. Military fleet for 20-plus years. Through this innovative PPP program, the Company has already contracted significant orders, with substantially more to come in follow-on contracts.
AM General’s Commercial business continues to grow and diversify as it continues to make steady progress as the Original Equipment Manufacturer of the revolutionary MV-1 vehicle - the only American made vehicle specifically engineered from the ground up, for the first time ever, to provide full mobility and assistance to wheelchair users and people with disabilities. Add to that the Company’s recently announced multi-year initiative with Mercedes-Benz to build their R-Class vehicles at AM General’s world-class manufacturing facility, along with other potential contract manufacturing opportunities in the future.
Internationally, AM General is the premier provider of tactical wheeled vehicle solutions, with more than 230,000 HMMWVs currently in use in more than 60 countries worldwide. For nearly 30-years the HMMWVs has been in continuous production and has proven to be the vehicle of choice for a wide range of geographic and mission profiles. It remains an innovative, cost-effective mobility solution, tailored to client needs.
Included in the roster of its more than 60 global customers are Iraq and Afghanistan, where AM General has been at the forefront in supporting the
U.S. in the establishment of strong and mobile local forces.
Other AM General products include the Right Hand Drive HMMWVs (RHD), the M-1165 2.0 Deployable Reconnaissance Ground Network-Vehicle (DRGN-V), the Modernized Light Tactical Vehicle (MLTV), the Modernized HMMWV Chassis and the Mobility Ventures MV-1.