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


Established São Paulo, Brazil, facility to serve local market


Opened first Port Huron, Mich., facility


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


Opened engineering and design center in Hyderabad, India


Built Batavia, N.Y., facility


Purchased second Port Huron, Mich., facility

Built new manufacturing facility in Compiegne, France


Purchased Uni Boring – established core platform with precision machining


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


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


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


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


China metal shop – expanded global footprint to accommodate customer needs


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