The requirements for all Tier 1 automotive suppliers are the same – unerring quality and on-time delivery at pricing acceptable to the customer. So how does a company differentiate itself? In NETFORM’s case, it is by tying a passion for both product and process development to the ability to listen and understand customer challenges.
Creativity and Innovation – two key reasons that Netform is an industry-leading manufacturer of advanced cold formed powertrain components.
- Established 1953
- 180 Employees
- IATF 16949
- ISO 9001
- ISO 14001
- Maumee, OH
- Shelby Township, MI
- Alton Precision Machining – Maumee, OH
Working closely with your engineers – as early as possible in programs – we thoroughly review all aspects of the issue.
After identifying key surfaces and features required, we then generate ideas and opportunities for part consolidation, weight reduction, and cost savings, etc.
You will see examples of the many products we have developed for our customers. This is our history. Our future parts may look very different, but they are based on the same principles – understanding the issue, brainstorming options and creating innovative solutions.
NETFORM, originally known as MFC (Metal Forming & Coining), has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1953. Starting as a supplier of products to the Agricultural-Implement manufacturing sector, the company expanded its offerings to include valve spring retainers for the automotive industry in the 1960s. Over time, MFC became a Tier 1 and 2 automotive supplier, with a focus on applying its unique cold forging technology to new applications.
In 1985, MFC became the sole producer of cold-forged diesel engine valve bridges for Cummins Engine Company, a relationship that still exists today. In 1989, the company achieved a significant milestone by developing the first cold-forged planetary carrier for Chrysler Corporation, a product line that remains one of NETFORM’s largest today.
The early 1990s saw MFC expand through the acquisition of Rod & Bar Processing in Toledo, Ohio. Consolidating its cold forging operations with the newly acquired facility, the company opened a new 100,000 sq. ft. plant in Maumee, Ohio, in 1997.
As MFC continued to grow and innovate, it established MFC Netform, a wholly owned subsidiary located in Metro Detroit, in 2003. Focused on cold-formed, machined powertrain components, MFC Netform produces shells and drums for various automotive and non-automotive applications. These operations take place in a 56,000 sq. ft. plant in Shelby Twp, Michigan. With this rich history and legacy, NETFORM is proud to carry on the tradition of excellence that began as MFC.
Sustainability & Responsibility
NETFORM is committed to quality excellence in the metal working industry while protecting our environment and the health and safety of our employees.
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