Nexteer Automotive Group Ltd.

Company Profile



1272 Doris Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, USA

Business Overview

-The Company is a global leader in developing and manufacturing advanced steering and driveline systems as well as advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicle technologies. The Company was previously a business division under GM focusing on steering operations before splitting off as a part of Delphi Corporation.

-In 2010, the Company was acquired by Pacific Century Motors, based in China.

-In recent years, the Company’s primary focus has been on electric power steering (EPS) systems, due to its benefits of improved fuel economy and reduced emissions. In addition, EPS systems can act as an enabler for both advanced driver assistance and autonomous technologies. As such, part of the Company’s growth strategy is to focus on the development and sale of EPS systems. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, sales of EPS systems comprised 64.0% of the Company’s total sales, versus 62.0% in the previous fiscal year.


Steering Systems Driveline Systems
-China Automotive Systems
-Robert Bosch Automotive Steering
-Yubei Steering System
-American Axle & Manufacturing
-Hunan Dingyuan Automotive Parts
-IFA Group
-Korea Flange (KOFCO)
-Wanxiang Qianchao


-The Company is a subsidiary of Pacific Century Motors based in China and is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.


Steering systems
-Electric Power Steering (EPS)

  • Column assist EPS
  • Brush motor column-assist EPS
  • Intermediate shafts
  • Pinion assist EPS
  • Single pinion-assist EPS
  • Rack assist EPS
  • EPS rack and pinion gears

-Hydraulic Power Steering (HPS)

  • Magnasteer variable effort steering system with torque overlay
  • Rack and pinion steering gears
  • Recirculating ball steering gears
  • Power steering pumps
  • Power steering reservoirs
  • CB pumps with direct intake
  • High flow reservoirs
  • Power steering hose sets
  • Droop flow control devices for power steering pumps

-Steering columns

  • Non-adjustable steering columns
  • Rake, tilt-adjustable steering columns
  • Power rake-, tilt-adjustable steering columns
  • Active energy-absorbing steering columns
  • Power one-touch adjustable steering columns
  • Touch control electronic transmission shifters
  • Actuators
  • Column electronic assemblies
  • Lock housings
  • Shrouds
  • Shift mechanisms
  • Telescoping intermediate shafts
  • Cardan joint intermediate shafts
  • Constant-velocity joint intermediate shafts

-Torque overlay software programming solutions

Driveline systems
-Front wheel drive halfshafts
-Front wheel drive joints

  • Fixed-center joints
  • "TriGlide" plunging tripot joints
  • "CrossGlide" low-mass, low-volume joint
  • Low-profile tripot joints
  • Heavy-duty low-profile tripot joints
  • Cross-groove joints
  • Double-offset joints
  • Sealing systems

-Intermediate drive halfshafts
-Rear wheel drive halfshafts
-High-value low-mass rear halfshafts for reduced durability needs
-Propeller shaft joints

ADAS and automated driving systems
-Steering on Demand electromechanical steer-by-wire system featuring no mechanical links
-QuietWheel steering system where steering wheel disengages from road wheel 


1906 Founded company as Jackson, Church & Wilcox Co.
1909 Acquired by Buick, which was owned by General Motors.
1917 Became a business division under General Motors focused on steering systems research, design, and manufacturing.
1998 Integrated as steering operations business division into the newly created Delphi Corporation under General Motors.
1999 Delphi Corporation was spun-off by General Motors as an independent corporation.
2005 Filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of Delphi Corporation.
2009 Sold to General Motors from Delphi Automotive and renamed Nexteer Automotive.
2010 Sold to Pacific Century Motors in China from General Motors.
2013 Completed IPO on Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Oct. 2017 Dongfeng Motor Parts And Components Group Co., Ltd. and Nexteer Automotive China officially established their joint business, Dongfeng Nexteer Steering Systems (Wuhan) Co., Ltd.

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