A Legacy of Experience and Innovation
Headquartered in South Bend, Indiana with manufacturing and innovation facilities in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, AM General employs a strong American workforce, partnering with more than 1,700 suppliers across 43 states.
AM General products have deployed around the globe with our service members in peacetime and in war. With unmatched durability, our soldiers have depended on the Humvee in the harshest and most demanding environments. And we will continue to be there for them on future battlefields with the cutting-edge technology required to win.
Our military business continues to grow both at home and internationally. Through public-private partnerships with the US Army, we are building readiness by modernizing and maintaining more than 160,000 Humvees through recapitalization and new manufacturing. AM General also has robust relationships with allies and partners around the globe with light tactical vehicles in over 70 countries, helping to build interoperability with our allies and partners.
We continue to seek strategic partnership to expand and diversify our product offerings for defense and commercial customers alike. AM General has the only full-scale contract assembly facility in the United States with ample capacity to serve as the production partner for yet another OEM. We have an experienced management team, adaptable workforce, nimble business model, and an innovative spirit that allow us to take full advantage of the opportunities ahead.
Going forward, we will continue to leverage our deep experience in the defense and automotive industries. AM General is investing in the future for advanced technologies that make our products even better. As an automotive OEM, we are keeping pace with industry innovation to find, develop, and implement breakthrough innovation in all levels of autonomy. And for the battlefield we are developing disruptive and scalable technologies to fight and win with increased mobility, lethality, and survivability. We are literally driving the information age by carrying mission command systems, advanced weapons, and other cutting-edge technologies on the versatile Humvee.
Studebaker was founded in South Bend, Indiana in 1852 and grew to become the largest horse-drawn wagon producer in the world and one of the largest corporations in the United States. Studebaker continued to build wagons for customers around the world through 1919. Studebaker began manufacturing automobiles in 1902. Studebaker continued to automobiles and trucks in the U.S. through 1964 when it ceased commercial manufacturing operations and sold the assets of its general and military automotive operations to Kaiser-Jeep Corporation.
Standard Wheel Company was founded in 1904 in Terre Haute, Indiana. In 1908, John Willys purchased the Overland Automotive Division of Standard Wheel Company and renamed it as Willys-Overland Motor Company. In 1953, Kaiser-Frazer purchased Willys-Overland Motors and then changed its name to Kaiser-Jeep Corporation in 1963. In 1964, Kaiser-Jeep Corporation moved its military and specialty vehicles manufacturing operations to South Bend, Indiana and organized the operations under the General Products Division.
In 1970, American Motors purchased the General Products Division from Kaiser-Jeep Corporation and in 1971 organized the operations as a wholly owned subsidiary and renamed it AM General Corporation.