Our inspired design and engineering teams take technology in new directions to deliver high-performing products that can soften an impact, boost the appearance of an automotive interior and more.
1945 First product was a water pump supplied to Ford Motor Company for their production of tractors.
1957 Oakwood Industries was renamed Oakwood Metal Fabricating Company.
1980s Oakwood entered the metal speaker grille market and became the dominant supplier to Tier One interior companies for domestic and foreign OEMs.
1990s The company developed its energy absorber called SafetyPlastic® to meet the federal mandate to better protect occupants in rollover crashes and side impact events.
2000 Oakwood becomes number one supplier of energy absorption technologies, replacing most foam and injection molded applications.
2010 Oakwood Japan and Oakwood South Korea formed.
2014 Oakwood China established near Shanghai.
2016 Oakwood E-Lan Automotive Components established.