History

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Our History

Founded in 1921 as the New England Auto Products Corporation, the company has roots stretching back to the democratization of the automobile in the United States. In 1924, the Neapco name was formally adopted and the universal joint manufacturing facility was moved to Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Since then, the company has grown to over 3,200 employees at 11 locations around the world, marking its position of leadership in the global automotive supply industry.

Neapco has evolved with and driven innovation throughout the driveline industry, enhancing design and production capabilities, adding new product lines and expanding into new markets. Today, Neapco designs, manufactures and distributes high quality, cost-effective OEM and aftermarket driveline products for automotive, light truck, heavy truck, off-road, off-highway, agriculture and industrial applications.

Neapco has earned industry accolades for a culture of innovation, advanced process and production technologies and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards for quality and consistency. All Neapco products are precision-engineered and manufactured to exacting tolerances in state-of-the-art plants in North America, Europe and Asia to deliver premium performance—even in the world’s most demanding environments.

Neapco’s rich history of excellence, diverse product lines, engineering expertise and integrated manufacturing capabilities define the company’s competitive advantage. Poised for continued growth in the months and years ahead. Neapco looks set to write inspiring new chapters in its nearly century-long automotive legacy.

  • 1921
       

    1921 - 

    Company Established as New England Auto Products Corporation

  • 1924
       

    1924 - 

    Purchased by D.K. Bullens; Moved to Pottstown, Pennsylvania

  • 1981
       

    1981 - 

    Opened Beatrice, Nebraska Facility

  • 2003
       

    2003 - 

    Neapco Acquired by The Carlyle Group

  • 2006
       

    2006 - 

    Neapco Management and Wanxiang Group Purchase Neapco, forming Neapco LLC; Opened Manufacturing Facility, Saltillo, Mexico

  • 2008
       

    2008 - 

    Acquires Visteon’s Driveshaft Manufacturing Business; Opened Manufacturing Facility, Belleville, Michigan

  • 2010
       

    2010 - 

    Acquires tedrive’s Operations in Düren, Germany and Praszka, Poland

  • 2011
       

    2011 - 

    Opens Asia Business Office, Shanghai, China

  • 2013
       

    2013 - 

    Launch of new production facility in Chongqing, China

  • 2016
       

    2016 - 

    Launch of new production facility in Saltillo, Mexico

  • 2017
       

    2017 - 

    Opened Global Headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Neapco Historical Photos