AM General has a strong legacy of designing, manufacturing, and supporting iconic, high-quality military, commercial, and consumer vehicles.

With more than a century in operation, we have a tremendous history of providing the most advanced and dependable products on time and on budget. We are responsive to our customers’ unique needs, offering versatile vehicles, innovative product solutions, and end-to-end support that keeps pace with the changing world.

Headquartered in South Bend, Indiana with manufacturing and innovation facilities in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, AM General employs a strong American workforce drawing from diverse experiences and backgrounds. We partner with more than 1,700 suppliers across 43 states.

History Timeline
Where it All Began

Studebaker received its first contract from the U.S. Army in 1861. It continued to produce horse-drawn wagons for the U.S. and her allies through WWI.
Pictured here is a trainload of ambulances headed to the U.S. Army in 1898 for the Spanish-American War. Photo Courtesy of the History Museum.

AM General’s automotive manufacturing heritage begins when the Standard Wheel Company begins production of the Overland “Runabout”.

Studebaker U.S. Army Dispatch Car on its maiden run from Governors Island, NY to Fort Leavenworth, KS, 1908.

AM General precursor develops Willys Jeep, America's first 4-wheel-drive tactical utility truck, designed and manufactured for the U.S. military.

A bid is won to develop and produce a half-ton delivery van for the U.S. Postal Service, followed by a contract to produce more than 150,000 “Dispatcher” vehicles for USPS, police departments, utility companies, and small package delivery firms.

AM General produces nearly 112,000 5-ton and 150,000 2 1/2-ton trucks for the armed forces of the free world.

AM General wins initial Army contract to produce 55,000 Humvees over a five-year period. More than 280,000 Humvees are produced by 2012.

AM General introduces the HUMMER as “the world’s most serious 4×4”.

The HUMMER brand is acquired by General Motors. AM General continues to assemble and maintain parts, training, and warranty support.

AM General begins assembling the HUMMER H2 for GM in a new, state-of-the-art commercial manufacturing center in Mishawaka, IN.

In a first-of-its-kind public-private partnership, AM General provides upgraded and enhanced capability HMMWVs for National Guard units nationwide.

AM General forms “Mobility Ventures LLC” to produce the world’s first vehicle built from the ground up for wheelchair accessibility.

Mercedes-Benz selects AM General to manufacture the Mercedes-Benz R-Class luxury vehicle.

AM General develops first prototype of revolutionary mobile howitzer system: HUMVEE 2-CT Hawkeye.

AM General and Arquus partner for future production of the Bastion 12-ton personnel carrier, based off the proven Arquus VLRA 4x4 platform.

It offers a combination of tactical performance, robust capability, and simplified maintenance. The armored hull features protection against ballistic threats, mines, and IEDs as well as a large internal volume.

AM General and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles debut the Jeep Gladiator XMT (Extreme Military-Grade Truck) concept during the Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the U.S. Army.

Introduction of HUMVEE Saber Blade Edition Concept Truck​

AM General Awarded 5-Year, Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Family of Vehicles Recompete Contract, including implementation of technology enhancements for delivery to the US Armed Forces.