A.G. Simpson begins as a printing equipment repair shop in 225 square feet of rented space in Scarborough, Canada.
A. G. Simpson makes its first bumper for General Motors
1977 to 1987
A.G. Simpson adds several facilities in Ontario for stamping, welding, e-coat and assembly operations.
1991 to 2001
A.G. Simpson expands operations into various US locations, including the establishment of a Sales & Technology Center in Michigan.
A.G. Simpson is acquired by J2 Management Corp., and is rebranded as AGS Automotive Systems.
J2 acquires Tiercon Corp., adding plastic injection molding and world class exterior painting capabilities to the J2/AGS portfolio.
AGS receives $6m under the Ontario government’s Ontario Automotive Investment Strategy program to invest in advanced materials and flexible manufacturing. AGS is proud to be among only a handful of automotive companies awarded funding under this program which includes Toyota, Honda, GM, Chrysler, Ford and Linamar.
J2 acquires Algonquin Automotive, adding capability in the accessories market segment, with design and production of products such as running boards, body side moldings and skid plates.
AGS expands its Michigan footprint through the acquisition of a 360,000 square foot facility to house the manufacturing of bumper assemblies, bringing the J2/AGS total manufacturing footprint to more than 2,000,000 square feet. The acquisition and redevelopment of this facility was supported by SelectUSA as well as a Michigan Business Development Program incentive.
AGS is awarded GM Supplier of the Year in the Exterior Structures category.
AGS expands its chrome plating facility in Michigan to support integrated manufacturing processes, with the support of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
For the second consecutive year, AGS is awarded GM Supplier of the Year in the Exterior Structures category.
AGS receives $7m under the Canadian federal government’s Strategic Innovation Fund, to support innovation in advanced composites, additive manufacturing and laser technologies.