When you think of supper strong manual transmissions, there is usually one brand that comes to mind, Tremec. Known as the leading manufacturer of torque transfer solutions, Tremec is more specifically known for super stout manual gear boxes that go behind big ‘ol engines in just about every part of the automotive industry.
Transmissions like the T-56 and T-18 helped Tremec hit their recent Gold Anniversary; 50 years in business. “Fifty years ago, a group of enthusiastic entrepreneurs fulfilled a need to manufacture gearboxes for the automotive industry,” said Tremec CEO Robert Neal. The company has seen many successes over the years such as becoming Q1 certified as the preferred drivetrain manufacturer for Ford and getting their hands on Borg-Warner which brought along the famous T-56.
This year, to mark their most recent milestone, Tremec hosted two anniversary celebrations. One at one of their production facilities in Loppem, Belgium and the other in Plytmoth, Michigan at one of their engineering offices. Both events brought in customers, suppliers, industry partners, dealers, enthusiasts, employees, and family.
In Belgium, the event got kicked off on June 28th. Attendees had the opportunity to join in a supplier conference where they could network and learn of the company’s growth plans. “We have a very aggressive plan to grow our business by increasing our engineering staff and manufacturing capabilities,” said Hendrik Pecceu, Tremec’s Engineering and R&D Director. “We will continue to invest heavily in automated and mechatronic systems to meet future demand.”
August 15th, the Michigan celebration allowed guests to check out product and part test labs and also the ins and outs of transmissions geared towards different aspects of the automotive industry. Guests were even able to display their own cars. “We thank everyone for sharing this golden anniversary with us.” Says Jeremy Holt, TREMEC Vice President. “Fifty years of innovation and success makes us geared for the future.”
For more information on Tremec, check out www.tremec.com.