May 24, 2017

Means Business Unit TransForm Automotive Launches Production of Components for 9 and 10 Speed Transmissions

Sterling Heights, Michigan, May 24, 2017 –TransForm Automotive LLC, a business unit of Means, has officially launched production of several highly sophisticated components and assemblies for 9 and 10 speed automatic transmissions at the newest manufacturing facility in Shelby Township, Michigan. 

Headquartered in Sterling Heights, TransForm opened the new, 150,000 square foot location in Shelby Township in 2016. An open house was held in September 2016 for customers, suppliers and local dignitaries to celebrate the launch and tour the facility.

“The flow formed aluminum housing for the 10R/10L transmissions is a great example of TransForm’s advanced metal-forming capabilities,” said Bill Shaw, President of Means.

A further expansion of the massive new facility is slated to begin prior to 2020.

TransForm is an industry-leading TS16949 / ISO14001 approved supplier of transmission components for several global OEMs. Using materials ranging from stainless steel to aluminum, TransForm produces clutch housings, drums and hubs, as well as shaft assemblies, carriers and pistons.

Using advanced proprietary manufacturing processes including metal and aluminum flow-forming, roller-die forming and grob-forming, TransForm partners with OEM customers at every step of the product lifecycle to design, test and produce these unique powertrain components using lean manufacturing practices. 

Shelby Township Building