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Chassix, a leading global supplier of precision chassis casting and machining solutions, was formed through the integration of the Diversified Machine, Inc. (DMI) and SMW, LLC (SMW) businesses.

We are now the industry’s largest single integrated resource for high-quality, precision casting and machining solutions with manufacturing capabilities in every key region of the world.

Our name, “Chassix,” reflects the high-quality automotive chassis components on which DMI and SMW built their reputations. The “x” signifies the increased strengths and services we offer as a result of the integration of two industry leaders becoming one and our emphasis on exceeding the expectations of our customers.

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Milestones

1996

Opened first Warren, Mich., facility to produce control arms and steering knuckles for General Motors

1997

Established São Paulo, Brazil, facility to serve local market

1998

Opened first Port Huron, Mich., facility

1999

Acquired LeRoy Industries, a major supplier of steering knuckles to Ford Motor Company

2000

Opened engineering and design center in Hyderabad, India

2003

Built Batavia, N.Y., facility

2004

Purchased second Port Huron, Mich., facility

Built new manufacturing facility in Compiegne, France

2005

Purchased Uni Boring – established core platform with precision machining

2007

Purchased Hayes Lemmerz Suspension – achieved vertical integration through the addition of aluminum casting capabilities

Purchased Aluminum Casting and Engineering Company – added unique thin-wall, high-speed casting capability for customized products

Opened Wixom Technical Center – established product design and testing capabilities

2008

Launched Citation and Butler, Ind., programs – added gravity casting capabilities

2009

Purchased Intermet Columbus Foundry – enhanced vertical integration through the addition of ductile iron casting capabilities

Purchased Iztapalapa, Mexico, plant from Metaldyne - enhanced machining expertise and established global footprint

2010

Purchased chassis plant in Barcelona, Spain, from Metaldyne – increased global machining footprint

2011

China metal shop – expanded global footprint to accommodate customer needs

2012

Chassix was formed through the integration of two industry leaders: DMI and SMW Automotive, becoming the industry's largest single resource for high-quality, precision casting and machining solutions