Nexteer Automotive – A Leader in Intuitive Motion Control


100+ Year History

  • 1906 – Founded as Jackson, Church & Wilcox Co.
  • 1909 – the Jackson, Church and Wilcox business was purchased by Buick, which was owned by GM
  • 1917 – Company became the first automotive parts manufacturing division of GM engaged in steering systems research, design and manufacturing. The company operated as a business division under GM and was primarily involved in steering operations
  • 1998 – GM created Delphi Corporation, primarily as an automotive components business under GM and the steering operations became a major business division under Delphi Corporation
  • 1999 – Delphi Corporation was spun-off by GM to become an independent, publicly held corporation
  • 2005 – Delphi Corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to reorganize its U.S. operations
  • 2006 – Celebrated 100-year anniversary
  • 2009 – Delphi Corporation’s global steering operations are sold to GM and renamed Nexteer Automotive
  • 2010 – GM sold Nexteer Automotive to China-based Pacific Century Motors
  • 2013 – Successfully completed an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HK:01316)
  • 2014 – Senior notes offering in November 2014
  • 2015 – Commemorated Nexteer’s fifth anniversary as a stand-alone company

 

Significant Technology Milestones

  • 1951 – Saginaw Safety Power Steering was made available to the market
  • 1959 – Introduced rotary valve power steering to the market which was a significant technological advancement in the steering industry and has become the industry standard
  • 1967 – Introduced Tilt-Wheel steering column to the market which offers greater driver comfort and better vehicle control
  • 1968 – Introduced anti-theft steering column to the market
  • 1970 –Produced 20 millionth energy absorbing column which was officially recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation
  • 1976 – Introduced rack and pinion steering system to the market on the AMC Pacer. This system provides a more direct steering connection with greater road feedback to the driver
  • 1995 – Delphi EPS system was introduced to the market
  • 1999 – Received Pace Award for E-STEER™ EPS from Automotive News. The Automotive News Pace Award honors superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance among automotive suppliers
  • 2006 – Introduced Driver Protection Module and One Touch Adjustable Column to the market
  • 2009 – Launched Single-Pinion EPS on the PSA Peugeot Citroën C3 and DS3
  • 2010 – Provided world’s first 12-Volt Electric Power Steering systems to trucks and high performance vehicles
  • 2013 – MAGNASTEER™ with Torque Overlay was announced as a finalist for the Automotive News PACE Awards
  • 2013 – Launched Brush Column EPS for entry level vehicles
  • 2013 – Launched Single-Pinion EPS system with a scalable electronic architecture on the BMW i3
  • 2015 – Surpassed 30 millionth EPS system since 1999 and 1 millionth Brush Column EPS since 2013 production milestones

100+ Year History