Our History

At Henniges Automotive we are proud of our heritage. We respect and value the legacy of our predecessors; their creativity and innovation framing the window of our future. From tires and hard rubber goods to becoming a provider of world class vehicle sealing and anti-vibration solutions for the global automotive industry, the history of Henniges is an integral part of our character.

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Corporate Headquarters relocated into a LEED certified facility in Auburn Hills, MI. USA.

Corporate Headquarters relocated into a LEED certified facility in Auburn Hills, MI. USA.




Wynnchurch Capital Ltd. completed acquisition of Metzeler North America.

Henniges Automotive is born following MAPS Holding Inc.s acquisition of GDX increasing our footprint with 6 additional plants.

Wynnchurch Capital Ltd. completed acquisition of Metzeler North America.

Henniges Automotive is born following MAPS Holding Inc.s acquisition of GDX increasing our footprint with 6 additional plants.




The first weatherstrip with a color mastered trim lip, Spectratrim, is patented by Schlegel.

The first weatherstrip with a color mastered trim lip, Spectratrim, is patented by Schlegel.




Henniges is founded by Ernst Henniges in Hanover, Germany. The first products were molded rubber.

Henniges is founded by Ernst Henniges in Hanover, Germany. The first products were molded rubber.




Standard Four Tire Company began in Keokuk Iowa manufacturing plant began making tires.

Standard Four Tire Company began in Keokuk Iowa manufacturing plant began making tires.




First Global programs awarded (Ford Focus - May 2008, GM Gamma Program – June 2008).

First Global programs awarded (Ford Focus - May 2008, GM Gamma Program – June 2008).




The Anti-Finger Trap System (AFTS) is patented. The technology moves the needle on safety assurance from finger entrapment in electric windows and liftgates.

The Anti-Finger Trap System (AFTS) is patented. The technology moves the needle on safety assurance from finger entrapment in electric windows and liftgates.




Henniges first vehicle sealing systems product line was started.

Henniges first vehicle sealing systems product line was started.




The Joseph Strokes Rubber Company is created in Welland Ontario. The first products made were battery boxes and other hard rubber goods.

The Joseph Strokes Rubber Company is created in Welland Ontario. The first products made were battery boxes and other hard rubber goods.




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Henniges Automotive provides world class vehicle sealing and anti-vibration solutions.  Select the "more info" link below to learn more about our products. 

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