Automotive

Fort Dearborn has worked with companies throughout the automotive industry through all stages of the industry cycle. Our clients have sold into the world's largest OEMs and we have assisted our clients in key negotiations with those companies. 

Our experience includes engagements with Tier I, II & III manufacturers, distributors and after-market manufacturers and service providers who have faced many challenges, including intense global competition and rapidly changing technology.

Highlighted Engagements

$250M
Revenue

truck and bus body manufacturing

$200M
Revenue

distributor of consumer branded auto products

$150M
Revenue

Precision parts manufacturer for agricultural, construction and truck markets

$90M
Revenue

global supplier of plastic insert auto parts

$85M
Revenue

Precision machined aluminum die castings and sub-assemblies

$60M
Revenue

composite insert molding and parts assembly

$60M
Revenue

manufacturer of engineered clamps largely for heavy truck applications

$60M
Revenue

designer and contract manufacturer of thermoset and thermoplastic assemblies

$55M
Revenue

engineering, stamping, roll forming, fabrication, assembly of metal products

$50M
Revenue

manufacturer of doors and components to the RV industry

$50M
Revenue

auto parts distributor

$40M
Revenue

metal stamping, heat treatment and automated assembly

$30M
Revenue

Commercial truck lift-gate manufacturing

$30M
Revenue

lawnmower & ATV accessory manufacturing for OEM's and aftermarket

$30M
Revenue

manufacturer of rubber products used in automotive lighting and heating applications

$20M
Revenue

ATV & UTV accessories

$15M
Revenue

Truck body manufacturing

$15M
Revenue

manufacturer of rubber components

$12M
Revenue

contract manufacturer of small engine parts

$12M
Revenue

brake material manufacturer

$8M
Revenue

automotive and white appliance rubber parts manufacturer

$8M
Revenue

plating and coating operation for automotive applications

$7M
Revenue

metal stamper & fabrication

Experienced Professionals

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Jim Sandberg Joins Fort Dearborn

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