Fabco Automotive Corp. builds its axles on an assembly line, while transfer cases and PTOs — because of their wide range of available
specifications — are assembled in stalls.
FINE TIMES FOR FABCO
Coming off best year ever, drivetrain specialist acquires GHM Transmission,
continues to reinvest in manufacturing process
BY CHAD ELMORE
Life has been good for Fabco Automotive Corp. since it be- came a portfolio company of
Wynnchurch Capital in September
of 2011. The Livermore, Calif.-based
drivetrain specialist had a record year
in 2012 and a pair of acquisitions,
including one this year, is expected to
boost its market reach.
In May, Fabco acquired GHM
Transmission GmbH, an Austrian
drivetrain company that complements
its business while helping it boost
its worldwide presence. Last year
it also acquired R. Cushman and
Associates, a producer of specialized
drivetrain and power transmission
components in Farmington, Mich.
And when the last year’s books were
closed, 2012 was the best year in terms
of sales in Fabco’s 95-year history.