The History of Charter Automotive
Charter Automotive, a member of the Charter Manufacturing family of companies, was created when Milwaukee Wire Products acquired Valve Train Components in February of 2007. Together, a leading global supplier of automotive components with a broad range of manufacturing capabilities and product offerings was formed. To best support customers, the company now operates three strategically positioned facilities around the world.
In 2008, Charter Automotive made further advancements toward supporting customers' global requirements when a warehouse and distribution facility was opened in Wuhu, China, designed to support the rapid expansion of the Chinese auto industry.
In 2013, Charter Automotive completed two additional large-scale expansion initiatives, which included the simultaneous relocation UK operations from Lichfield to Burntwood, and the opening of its newest manufacturing site in Changzhou, China. Upon successful transition into a state-of-the-art, fully redesigned facility, UK operations commenced full-scale production of Valve Spring Retainers in 2013. Further east, the Changzhou facility launched full scale production of core product in 2014.
Going forward, Charter Automotive remains committed to continued global expansion with a focus on expanded product offerings, enhanced manufacturing capabilities, and advanced technical support.