Neapco, a Farmington Hills, Michigan-based supplier of drivelines and driveline components to OE manufacturers and the related aftermarkets around the globe, celebrated its centennial anniversary on March 19.
Neapco has been manufacturing driveline solutions in the United States since 1921.
Originally known as New England Auto Products Corporation (N.E.A.P.Co), the company has ties stretching back to the democratization of the automobile in the United States. Since then, the company has grown to more than 3,200 team members at 11 locations around the world.
Continuing with a commitment to ongoing innovation to provide world-class products and services, this year, Neapco:
- Launched, under the Neapco Performance Series brand, the next generation of universal joints, “which have been tested and proven to outperform the leading competitor consistently in every test performed and in every driveline series tested”
- Expanded product coverage for Jeep applications, including JL and JT models
- Unveiled new Neapco Performance Series carbon-fiber driveshafts and components that are available with proprietary TrakHook technology Debuted a one-of-a-kind Mobile Driveshaft Shop, where Neapco experts train customers how to build Neapco carbon-fiber driveshafts using an all-new, patent-pending bonding process
- Strategically extended the company’s distribution footprint, adding a new distribution center location in Greer, South Carolina, to provide increased local distribution that supplies customers with improved inventory turns, lower shipping costs, shorter ship times and more
“As the Neapco team reflects on 100 years of innovation, we celebrate our team members, past and current, that have helped blaze the trails to success,” said Ken Hopkins, president and CEO of Neapco. “Our team members share our values of partnership, passion, agility, teamwork, integrity and diversity. It is equally fitting to roll out and celebrate multiple, significant product and service innovations.
“We are very proud of our heritage: Neapco has been a driving force of innovation throughout the driveline industry, enhancing design and production capabilities, adding new product lines and expanding into new markets for 10 decades, and we are laser-focused on continued growth in the months and years ahead. Our motto: ‘One Team. One Mission. Since 1921’ will continue to guide us into the next 100 years.”
Today, Neapco designs, manufactures and distributes high-quality, cost-effective OEM and aftermarket driveline products for the automotive, light-truck, heavy-truck, off-road, enthusiast, off-highway, agriculture, performance and industrial markets.
Neapco has earned industry accolades for a culture of innovation, advanced process and production technologies and a commitment to maintaining the highest standards for quality and consistency. All Neapco products are precision-engineered and manufactured to exacting tolerances in state-of-the-art facilities around the globe to deliver optimal performance that meets the application-specific demands of each vehicle, according to the company.
“Neapco’s rich history of excellence, diverse product lines, engineering expertise and integrated manufacturing capabilities define the company’s competitive advantage,” explained Tim Goode, vice president sales and marketing. “While we celebrate our century-long automotive legacy this year, it’s a wonderful time to honor our past successes, celebrate our rapid growth, and highlight what’s new, while continuing our focus on future opportunities.”