A Legacy of Innovation
ConMet is a leading global manufacturer of wheel hubs, structural plastic, and aluminum casting components for the commercial vehicle industry. With patented innovations, such as our PreSet®, PreSet Plus®, and TruTurn® product lines, ConMet is the undisputed leader in the development of lightweight, high-performance products for the heavy-duty truck and trailer industry.
Our design innovations and superior manufacturing technology have made us the first choice in the commercial vehicle industry since 1964. We are headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A., with 13 manufacturing facilities located throughout the United States, China, and Mexico.
The cutting-edge design technologies we use, such as Finite Element Analysis and Solidification Modeling, provide ConMet customers with the most advanced processes available today. While the quality management systems at all ConMet facilities are either IATF 16949 or ISO 9001 certified, the company is also recognized as a high performing supplier, having earned more than thirty awards and recognitions for excellence.
1964 – ConMet begins as a part of Portland Freightliner, a subsidiary of Consolidated Freightways, and builds its first aluminum foundry.
1974 – Enters plastics manufacturing with the addition of the Cashiers Plant.
1987 – ConMet goes private, becoming an independent company.
1989 – Varlen Corporation of Naperville, Illinois, purchased ConMet.
1995 – ConMet introduces a PreSet® Hub to help eliminate premature wheel end failure on trucks and trailers.
1999 – Amsted Industries acquires Varlen Corporation. With Varlen’s purchase, Amsted Industries becomes the leader in three markets: railroad freight cars and locomotives, heavy-duty trucks and trailers, and automotive and light trucks.
2011 – ConMet opens China Nanjing PreSet® Assembly Plant, announcing our entrance into the Chinese market with the launch of PreSet® wheel hubs.
2011 – Builds on its success of developing industry-leading hub assemblies when it introduced PreSet Plus® in North America, the only fully integrated hub system to feature PreSet® technology.
2012 – Introduces its proprietary wheel seals to the industry.
2014 – Introduces its proprietary wheel bearings to the industry.
2015 – ConMet reaches $1 billion in sales.
2016 – Opens distribution warehouse in Charlotte, North Carolina to support aftermarket demand.
2017 – ConMet announces PreSet Plus® Electric Hub, an electric in-wheel drive system developed in partnership with Protean Electric to provide hybrid-electric solutions for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicle markets.
2017 – ConMet announces PreSet Plus® SmartHub, an intelligent in-wheel diagnostic system that will allow drivers and fleet managers to monitor the health of the wheel end through access to real-time data on important hub functions.
2018 – Launches the Snap-in ABS Tone Ring, becoming standard in one of the major North American OEMs.
2018 – ConMet opens second facility in Monroe, North Carolina, dedicated to assembling wheel end components and supporting a growing demand for air disc brakes.
Awards & Certificates
We are known throughout the truck and trailer industry for our award winning products and manufacturing quality in developing lightweight,low maintenance solutions to enhance vehicle performance, improve fuel efficiency, and increase payload capacity.