Our History & Heritage

2016

February 16, 2016

2016

TI Automotive acquires Millennium Industries

2016

January 4, 2016

2016

TI Automotive moves into new Corporate Offices in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA

2015

January 2, 2015

TI Automotive acquired by Bain Capital

2014

January 1, 2014

TI Automotive wins Automotive News PACE Award for Tank Advanced Process Technology (TAPT)

2013

January 1, 2013

TI Automotive opens first facilities in Hungary and Slovenia

2010

January 4, 2010

TI Automotive moved Corporate Offices to Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA

2010

January 3, 2010

Automotive News PACE Award for Dual Channel Single Stage (DCSS) fuel pump

2010

January 2, 2010

TI Automotive acquired full ownership of Japan-based Mitsuba Walbro Inc. (MWI); facility renamed TI Automotive Japan (Gunma)

2009

January 3, 2009

First facility opened in Indonesia

2009

January 2, 2009

Automotive News PACE Award for PZEV Fuel Tank

2008

January 1, 2008

First facility opened in Russia

2007

January 7, 2007

TI Automotive taken private

2006

January 2, 2006

First facility opened in Slovakia

2006

January 1, 2006

First facility opened in Thailand

2005

January 1, 2005

TI Automotive’s “Ship-In-a-Bottle” self-contained unit packages the fuel pump and piezo electric fuel-level sensor inside the fuel tank; the technology meets the future LEV II evaporative emissions standards

2004

January 1, 2004

First facility opened in Turkey

2003

January 3, 2003

TI Group acquired Hanil Tube Corporation (South Korea)

2003

January 1, 2003

TI Group acquired Pierburg Fuel Pumps (Germany)

2001

January 1, 2001

TI Automotive Ltd. formed as an independent company in England

1999

January 2, 1999

Creation of TI Group Automotive Systems

1999

January 1, 1999

TI Group acquired Walbro Corporation (USA)

1998

January 1, 1998

TI Group acquired S&H Fabricating and Engineering

1996

January 1, 1996

TI Poland Brake & Fuel founded in Bielsko-Biala, Poland

1994

January 2, 1994

First facility opened in Czech Republic

1994

January 1, 1994

TI Group acquired TechNoFlowTube Systems GmbH (Germany) and Arktis, a Hungarian maker of refrigeration condensers

1991

January 2, 1991

Joint venture between Magneti Marelli and Walbro, creating MARWAL Systems

1991

January 1, 1991

TI Group acquired Huron Products Industries (USA)

1989

January 1, 1989

TI Group acquired PEMSA Mexico

1988

January 1, 1988

TI Group plc acquired Bundy

1987

January 1, 1987

Bundy acquired ARMCO of Italy

1986

January 1, 1986

Bundy Corporation acquired Eluma SA assets; name changed to Bundy Tubing do Brasil Ltda.

1985

January 1, 1985

First facility opened in China

1984

January 1, 1984

Bundy began to sell completely pre-assembled tubing bundles encompassing both fuel lines and brake lines on a given vehicle

1980

January 1, 1980

Bundy introduced the new Z-Coat process on Bundyweld and Electricweld tubing for GM’s new front-wheel drive vehicles

1979

January 1, 1979

Pusan Bundy Corporation (South Korea) formed under joint venture between Usui Bundy, Australia Tubemakers, and Korean partner, Pusan Steel Pipe Company

1978

January 1, 1978

Bundy acquired aircraft tubing manufacturer Titeflex Corporation from Dixon Industries

1976

January 2, 1976

Bundy launched new venture, Gramex-American, to produce watch cases

1976

January 1, 1976

New York Stock Exchange listed Bundy common stock for first time on December 9, 1976

1975

January 1, 1975

Tube production started by Bundy in South Africa

1972

January 2, 1972

Bundy Pacific Tubing (Philippines) Inc. formed

1971

January 1, 1971

Bundy opened operations in Venezuela

1967

January 2, 1967

Bundy acquired all assets of National Rolling Mills Company (Malvern, Pennsylvania). This was the world’s largest manufacturer of acoustical ceiling suspension systems and cold-rolled steel.

1967

January 1, 1967

American Stock Exchange listed Bundy (BNY) on March 20, 1967

1966

January 2, 1966

Bundy adapts “b” trademark

1966

January 1, 1966

First facility opened in Sweden as ARMCO

1965

January 2, 1965

Belgium facility opened as ARMCO Pittsburgh

1965

January 1, 1965

Bundy builds new headquarters, a 5-story “modern for its time” building on 9 Mile Road in Warren, Michigan

1964

January 1, 1964

Bundy opened facility in Columbia

1963

January 1, 1963

Bramalea, Ontario plant opened in 1963 as Bundy Canada

1959

January 29, 1959

Joint venture with the Usui company of Japan

1958

January 1, 1958

Bundy opened operations in Argentina

1957

January 1, 1957

First plant opened in Germany (Heidelberg)

1955

January 1, 1955

Châlons-en-Champagne, France plant opens as JAEGER

1952

January 1, 1952

Australia Bundy Tubing Company formed

1949

January 1, 1949

Bundyweld sold to produce television antennas and radiant heating equipment

1948

January 1, 1948

Bundy Nickel tubing used inside new steam irons

1946

January 1, 1946

• Bundy Tubing diversified and supplied tubes for umbrellas, toys and cribs in addition to its automotive applications • Company president Wendell Anderson, Jr. featured in the Nov. 4, 1946 issue of TIME magazine for introducing an incentive wage plan in a union plant

1941-1945

January 2, 1941

Bundy converted operations to total war production. Between 1942-1945, Detroit produced $30 billion of military hardware, or 20% of World War II production

1941

January 1, 1941

Bundy builds new plant and moves to new location on 9 Mile Road in Warren, Michigan

1936

January 1, 1936

Bundy entered into license agreement with ARMCO International Corporation with locations in England and France

1929

January 1, 1929

“Bundyweld” invented, which enhanced torsion and bending qualities, increased resistance to corrosion and improved fatigue strength of tubes

1925

January 1, 1925

Bundy sold tube to automotive and refrigeration industries

1923

January 1, 1923

Bundy begins supplying fabricated (bent, shaped) tubes to Ford. Bundy later sold 3.5 million feet of sweated tubes

1922

January 3, 1922

Harry Warren Bundy invented the double-walled steel tube “sweated” together with solder

1922

January 2, 1922

1922

First contract from Ford Motor Company for unfabricated gas lines on the Model T First production site on Bellevue Avenue in Detroit, Michigan

1922

January 1, 1922

1922

Originally founded as Harry Bundy and Company in 1922, Harry Warren Bundy established The Bundy Corporation in Detroit, Michigan, USA