There's no mistaking the specialty of Tier 1 supplier American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM). This company designs and manufactures driveline and drivetrain systems for light trucks, SUVs, crossover vehicles and passenger cars.
Product designers and artists share a similar trait: They love to create things. How appropriate then, that product designers at Chicago-based Morphix Inc. are dedicated to making high-quality specialty tools for tattoo artists worldwide.
Like desktop computer users, manufacturers know all too well the problem of planned obsolescence. This happens when a new operating system is intentionally designed to be incompatible with various older software programs.
As its name implies, Dynamic Robotic Solutions (DRS) believes in flexible, fast and reliable customer service. This approach has helped the company (formerly KMT Robotic Solutions) find success as a specialty integrator of robotic material-removal systems.
This past May, automotive modules and components manufacturer TRW was purchased by transmission manufacturer ZF for $12.4 billion. The deal creates ZF-TRW—the world’s third-largest auto supplier, with 130,000 employees and annual sales of more than $34.2 billion.