CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN
Tower produces the front apron and the rear floor assembly on both the new and old versions of the Ford Explorer, however, previous models did not use hot stamped, aluminum, aluminum castings, aluminum-extruded parts, high strength steel, and hydroforming. While we do not produce all of these parts, as our customer directs some sourcing, we must integrate them all into our assembly. The value Tower brings to our customer is in our ability to join these items and provide a complete assembly into Ford’s assembly facility.
As fuel efficiency and emissions regulations tighten globally, the continued lightweighting and electrification of vehicles is expected. Having the expertise and the capability to bring lightweighting materials together is a great example of how Tower has been able to increase our value add to our customers.