Gregorio Iochpe joins a group of families sent by the Jewish Colonization Association from Russia to form the colony of "Quatro Irmãos" in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Iochpe becomes Massey sales agent in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, for agricultural machinery and equipment creating a new industry, "Auto-Agrícola".
The Iochpe Group enters the financial market with the formation of “ICREFI, Iochpe SA - Crédito, Financiamento e Investimentos” and “DICREFI - Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários Ltda,” a new business branch, creating a profound change in the company structure.
The Iochpe Group joins the São Paulo Stock Exchange with its Initial Public Offering (IPO).
The Iochpe Group ends its partnership with “Banke Trust” ceasing its activities in the financial market in order to focus its investments in industrial growth.
The Iochpe Group changes its name to Iochpe-Maxion, incorporating the auto parts brand with the corporate identity.
Iochpe-Maxion sells its agricultural assets to AGCO, Massey Ferguson’s owner.
Iochpe-Maxion completes public offering of no-vote shares, resulting in a participation increase of non-controlling new investors in the company, growing both volume of transactions and liquidity.
Increasing its international market share penetration, Iochpe-Maxion creates two divisions: Maxion Structural Components and Maxion Wheels, and establishes the joint venture AmstedMaxion.
Iochpe-Maxion acquires Hayes Lemmerz, a global company manufacturer of automotive steel wheels for light and commercial vehicles and aluminum for commercial vehicles, with 17 industrial plants in U.S., Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Czech Republic, Turkey, Spain, Italy, South Africa, India and Thailand. With this purchase, Iochpe-Maxion becomes the world leader in the production of automotive wheels and a leading producer of automotive structural components in the Americas.