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.
Check here the Iochpe-Maxion history main facts during the 100 years of existence.
With interest in the lumber business, Gregorio Iochpe establishes "Engenho d 'água" in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Solomon Ioschpe begins to sell timber.
The Iochpe Group is formed with its partners: Gregorio Iochpe, Miguel Ioschpe, Moyses Ioschpe, Solomon Ioschpe and Israel Iochpe. The group will trade in timber of pine logs and beams.
Sagrisa was intended to culturing apples, peaches and peas to industry and manufacturing of preserves, canned fruits and jams.
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 enters the automotive industry acquiring “Indústria de Máquinas Agrícolas Ideal,” located in Santa Rosa, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. "Ideal" was a manufacturer of harvesters and tractors.
The Iochpe Group begins to invest in digital technology with the purchase of shares in “Edisa Eletrônica Digital S/A.”
The Iochpe Group, Klabin and Votorantim establish the joint venture, “Rio Grande Companhia de Celulose do Sul - Riocell.”
The Iochpe Group acquires “Massey Ferguson Perkins SA,” including the agricultural machinery and engine factories to consolidate them and prepare to participate in the automotive industry.
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 forms the Fundação Iochpe as a non-profit organization. One of the first such institutions established by a corporation to focus on the development, improvement and renewal of the voluntary sector.
Massey Perkins S.A, becomes “Maxion S.A.,” later to become a part of the Iochpe brand.
The Iochpe Group acquires “FNV- Fábrica Nacional de Vagões,” grantig a new market share and expanding the company’s auto parts business.
The Iochpe Group acquires the wheels assembly line for agriculture equipment, trucks and buses. The purchase provides a production of approximately 30 thousand wheels per month positioning the company as a major industry player.
Iochpe-Maxion acquires an industrial plant in Contagem (MG) from Eluma Autopeças, diversifying its automotive components portfolio and reaching a new level of market leadership.
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 joins Volkswagen in the assembly of a Volkswagen truck built in an industrial plant in Resende, Brazil. Known as "Modular Consortium."
Iochpe-Maxion produces the S10 vehicle chassis frame.
With the formation of Amsted-Maxion, the Iochpe Group becomes a global manufactorer of freight wagons and railway components..
AmstedMaxion acquires Cobrasma assets in Osasco and Hortolândia, Brazil, and doubles its production capacity.
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.
Iochpe-Maxion opens commercial vehicle steel wheel plant in Nantong, China, with capacity for 600,000 wheels per year for the European and Asian markets.
Iochpe-Maxion enters the "Novo Mercado" trading segment of BM& FBOVESPA.
Iochpe-Maxion acquires Fumagalli from ArvinMeritor, producing light vehicle steel wheels in Limeira, Brazil, and San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Iochpe-Maxion acquires 50% stake of Montich S.A., Argentina, to establish the joint venture, Maxion Montich S.A. “Montich” as a manufacturer of stringers, chassis and stamped parts for commercial vehicles.
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 the Galaz/Inmagusa Group, a Mexican manufacturer of steel vehicle stringers, increasing its U.S. market share of structural components.
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.
AmstedMaxion and Greenbrier establish joint venture Greenbrier Maxion. Greenbrier is a leader in U.S. manufacturing and freight transportation services.
Maxion Wheels opens a new plant in Limeira, Brazil to produce light vehicle aluminum wheels.
Iochpe-Maxion begins production of two new plants. One in Pune, India, to produce light vehicle aluminum wheels, and in Cordoba, Argentina to produce stampings for Renault Nissan