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Douglas Autotech Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

FOUNDED IN 1902
Warner and Douglas Corporation was established in 1902, in Bronson, Michigan by Mr. Warner and Mr. Harry Douglas.

GROWTH WITH AMERICAN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIES
Mr. Douglas was a friend of Mr. Henry Ford who established Ford Motor Company. Douglas had been supplying various kinds of automotive component parts to Ford, including electric component parts and steering columns.

DIVERSIFIED PRODUCTS
Douglas has been a manufacturer of various products including automotive, electrical light switches, sockets, ash trays, residential hot water circulators, appliance switches, gasoline engines, vacuum cleaners, console shifters, furnace stokers, roller skates, electrical fence chargers, battery chargers, console radios and components, and marine cylinders.

STEERING COLUMN BUSINESS FROM 1955
Douglas started to make steering columns in 1955 for Ford passenger cars, introduced the first tilt and telescopic steering column in 1986, and single-lever-type tilt and telescoping steering column in 1991 for heavy-duty trucks.

Douglas started to supply its automotive steering columns and intermediate shafts to CAMI (General Motors/Suzuki joint venture company located in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada) in October, 1990. Also, Douglas introduced the tilt and telescoping steering column with gas spring tilt mechanism for agriculture tractors in 1992. Douglas is a major supplier of steering columns to the truck, agriculture, and off-highway equipment manufacturers.

OWNERSHIP CHANGES
1968 Scott and Fetzer Corporation purchased Douglas
1984 The Orion Group (investment group) purchased the company
1989 (December) FFV purchased the company and sold 49% of the company to Fuji Kiko Co., Ltd.
1991 (December) Fuji Kiko Co., Ltd. purchased the 51% from FFV and now is 100% owner of the company.

 

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