BorgWarner is a global technology leader in powertrain solutions. Their facilities are located across the globe to provide local support for their diverse customer base. They operate in two groups: The Engine Group develops air management strategies and products to optimize engines for fuel efficiency, reduced emissions and enhanced performance. BorgWarner’s expertise includes engine timing systems, boosting systems, ignition systems, air and noise management, cooling and controls. The Drivetrain Group harnesses a legacy of more than 100 years as an industry innovator in transmission and all-wheel drive technology. The group leverages this understanding of powertrain clutching technology to develop interactive control systems and strategies for all types of torque management.
Bosch in North America is part of the Bosch Group, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs nearly 24,600 associates in more than 100 locations, with consolidated sales of $10.6 billion in fiscal year 2012.The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In 2012, its roughly 306,000 associates generated sales of $67.5 billion. Since the beginning of 2013, its operations have been divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some $6.1 billion for research and development in 2012, and applied for nearly 4,800 patents worldwide.
“Managing flexibility” is the competence claim of the Witzenmann Group. The Witzenmann Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of flexible metallic components, such as metal hoses, expansion joints, metal bellows and automotive parts. In being a development partner for customers in the automotive industry, general industry, HVAC and other markets up to aerospace technology, the close cooperation between the customers and Witzenmann’s competence centre in Pforzheim (Germany) is vital. As an international group with 23 companies, Witzenmann stands for high quality in the key markets worldwide – as technology leader and Europe’s No. 1. With the companies in Europe, USA, Brazil, China, Korea and India Witzenmann is to be found worldwide – with all its experience and competence.
Roush is a leading supplier of automotive engineering, development and manufacturing services. We are the world’s largest supplier of integrated motorsports marketing services, and we manufacture and market performance vehicles, crate motors and vehicle components. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, Roush employs more than 2,000 people in over 50 locations throughout North America, Mexico, Germany and the UK.
At Technique, we are prototyping performance. The ability to take a good idea and shape it into something real and practical moves your company forward. We want you to move forward quickly at Technique. Technique, Inc. produces parts the way our customers need them: rapidly and with absolute precision and repeatability. Since 1991, over 300 customers around the globe have trusted our company to make prototypes that soon became the future of their company. Technique applies many of the principles of racing to our business: precision, speed, performance, technology, and teamwork.
With a distinctive combination of premier scholars, international reach and multidisciplinary achievement, the College of Engineeringis a global leader in engineering education and research. The College is flourishing, with current highlights that include:
Renovation and expansion of the Lurie Nanofabrication Facility, a premier laboratory space of its kind
Establishment of the Center for Entrepreneurship, a new venture designed to empower student entrepreneurs
Creation of the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute, a new University-wide energy initiative that will enable the College, corporate partners and local governments to lead the nation in developing alternative energy sources
Resource growth, as a result of the $300-million Progress & Promise: 150th Anniversary Campaign
Please visit the College of Engineering website to learn more about the many great opportunities Michigan Engineering has to offer.
General Motors Co. and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.
Opel is one of Europe’s largest automakers. It was founded by Adam Opel in 1862 in Rüsselsheim, Germany. Opel and its British sister brand Vauxhall sell over one million vehicles annually. Headquartered in Rüsselsheim, the company has 11 plants and four development and test centers in eight European countries. Opel employs around 34,500 people in Europe, with more than 16,500 in Germany. Opel and Vauxhall are present in over 50 countries. In 2014 Opel/Vauxhall sold 1.095 million passenger cars and light commercial vehicles worldwide.
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.ford.com.
From its modest beginnings as a small machine shop at the back of a Ford dealership, Powers & Sons, LLC has evolved into a multinational, state-of-the-art, full-service supplier employing over 300 people in the United States and Mexico. In 2002, sales exceeded $100 million, and Powers & Sons, LLC was formed to better position the company for the challenges of the new millennium. As a premier designer and provider of machined steering and suspension components, systems and assemblies, Powers & Sons, LLC markets and sells its products to Original Equipment Manufacturers and is a tier 2 provider to other tier 1 suppliers. With its highly-qualified, full-service design and development staff, an industry-leading Lean Manufacturing philosophy, and flexible equipment capabilities, Powers & Sons, LLC has excess production capacity to support increased sales.
ACTech designs and produces casting prototypes and small batches for customers from various industries: for the automotive industry and its suppliers, for the aerospace industry, for machine and plant manufacturers. As one of the leading global rapid prototyping companies, we provide all design and production processes, under one roof, necessary for the speedy production of a complete casting prototype. From the 3D data set, we produce complete castings which are ready to be installed and tested.
State-of-the-art rapid prototyping processes, combined with CNC pattern making and CNC machining, provide for extremely fast production of prototypes that, from the very first casting, are comparable to series production. Our expertise benefits our customers by reducing development time and lowering costs compared to using conventional methods. The result is a smooth production launch for our customers. Today, more than 1.000 companies worldwide utilize our unique service.
Chrysler was founded on the philosophy of design with purpose. To build revolutionary new cars – affordable luxury vehicles known for their innovative, forward-thinking engineering. And it is our purpose today and for tomorrow. Our alliance with Fiat® Group now gives us the competitive advantage of access to new technologies and advanced engineering solutions that further our mission. Our beautiful purpose. To create the type of exciting, efficient, reliable, safe vehicles you expect and deserve.
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets for more than 120 years.
VI-grade is the leading provider of best-in-class software products and services for advanced applications in the field of system level simulation. VI-grade, established in 2005, delivers innovative solutions to streamline the development process from concept to sign-off in the transportation industry, mainly automotive, aerospace, motorcycle, motorsports and railways. With office locations in Germany, Italy, UK, Japan, China, and the USA, and a worldwide channel network of 20 trusted partners, VI-grade is a dynamic and growing company with a highly skilled technical team.
VI-grade AG, subsidiary of VI-grade and located in Swizterland, is responsible for the distribution of VI-grade’s Driving Simulation technology on a worldwide basis.
Toray is a global chemical company that provides advanced materials through its four core technologies of organic synthetic chemistry, polymer science, biotechnology and nanotechnology.
In order to provide true solutions to the many societal and economic challenges of our times, there is no other way than the pursuit of technology and material innovation. Without such innovation, there can never be final products that are attractive to the market.
Since its very inception, Toray Group has continuously carried out research and development on advanced materials based on the firm conviction that “research and technical development provide the key to building the Toray of tomorrow.”
Offshore Spars is a global leader in the design and manufacture of composite spars and other composite structures. Since 1976 the core focus of the company has been spar manufacturing within the sailing industry where the company has grown from a small regional supplier to a global supplier and brand in the Superyacht industry. In the early 1990’s Offshore Spars became a pioneer in carbon fiber composite manufacturing technology and has been maintaining and perfecting those skills ever since. That experience is now enabling the company to bring the advantages of high strength, low weight composites to other industries such as Aerospace, Agriculture, and Military. Moving forward Offshore Spars’ vision is to maintain its position as an industry leader in marine composite manufacturing while simultaneously branching out to new industries which require the knowledge, skill, and reputation the Offshore Spars brand has grown to represent.