Platforms + Automotive Systems
AM General offers engineering services to take your vehicle from concept to prototype to production.
Our product development capabilities are showcased through the design of the HUMVEE, the JLTV A2, General Motors’ HUMMER H1 and the MV-1.
In our state-of-the-art Engineering and Technical Center in Auburn Hills, Michigan, we have the expertise and facility to support our customers' product development needs. These include the ability to support developmental builds including on-site parts fabrication and prototype assembly, testing, and validation.
Vehicle design & CAD development
Vehicle system design optimization
Upfit/conversion product design & validation
Technical training & testing
Publications and manuals
Aftermarket part design & validation
AM General has a long history of success in surpassing customer expectations and meeting deadlines, whether it's relocating a Mercedes-Benz R-Class from its original assembly plant to an AM General facility or constructing a new plant and equipment for the HUMMER H2.
AM General's manufacturing and quality engineers are well-versed in aiding product development initiatives, from the design studio's clay models to prototype builds and finally to production. Our manufacturing proficiency can bridge the knowledge gap during the production planning stage to guarantee a successful product launch.
Design for Manufacturing/Design for Assembly
Tooling Design and Bid Pack Development
Tooling implementation management
Capital purchasing and budgeting
Quality standards development
Problematic supplier support
Dimensional control engineering
Quality certification and qualification
AM General has honed its contract assembly expertise through programs like the HUMMER H2, MV-1, Mercedes-Benz R-Class and Ford Transit Connect BEV.
We have been assembling vehicles for over 100 years, as both an OEM and as a contractor. AM General’s assembly solutions are comprehensive and customizable.
Whether it’s the 675,000 sq. ft. assembly plant that AM General designed and built for the HUMMER H2 or the 17,000 sq. ft. SKD plant for the Ford Transit Connect BEV, understand how to size a facility to meet our customers’ needs.
Complete vehicle assembly
Semi Knock Down (SKD)
Special edition and upfit service
Human resource management
Leveraging our 100+ year heritage as a defense contractor to understand widely varying customer requirements, we have been able to develop manufacturing capabilities in our customer’s countries. In addition to assisting in the manufacturing set-up, we can also help our customers design and develop vehicles by providing our world-class manufacturing expertise. And to ensure extended fleet sustainment, we can provide logistics support for parts and service as well as training to support customers throughout the product lifecycle.
AM General’s experience in providing technical insertions for localized production spans decades. From MOWAG, to Otokar and ElVO, we’ve provided customers with the same capable chassis that powers the Humvee. With the expansion of our chassis portfolio, we can provide chassis systems higher in the vehicle weight spectrum, like our 15-series chassis that can go up to 22,500 lbs. in GVW for in-country vehicle development.
AM General’s localization efforts also expand industry within the United States. With extensive manufacturing and supply chain management experience, we can work with global customers to build and support vehicles in the US for global sale:
In partnership with Arquus, AM General will manufacture the 12-ton armored personnel carrier, Bastion
Working towards a strategic partnership with FCA, AM General has developed the Jeep Gladiator XMT concept truck
These relationships can also include assisting countries in developing their own local facilities for the purpose of extending vehicle lifecycles or providing the knowledge and support needed to develop in-house capability to enhance and maintain fleets.