Warn transforms steel rods that span several meters into winches, gears, bumpers, and other off-road equipment for four-wheel drives and all-terrain vehicles. For over 60 years, it has established itself as a leader in the automotives industry thanks to their award-winning products.
Changing a surplus into a revolutionary opportunity
In 1948, a surplus of army Jeeps that needed to become functional on-road vehicles became Arthur Warn’s golden opportunity. He began making locking hubs for these vehicles and his creation revolutionized the hub industry. Eleven years later, the Warn winch became the first recreational winch for off-road racers and ranchers.
Continuing and expanding the family legacy
Warn Industries grew considerably throughout the 1970s and the 1980s. It developed a long-standing relationship with Ford Motors and it added more automotive parts to its production lineup. In 1986, Arthur’s grandson, Michael Warn became the company’s new CEO.
During the 1990s, the company received its ISO 9001 certification. It also created an industrial division and partnered up with powersports companies like Yamaha.
Giving way and gaining greater recognition
In 2000, Mike Warn resigned from the company and sold all his shares to Endeavour Capital and Northwest Equity Partners. Today, Warn has received many awards and developed more products under the management of John Stransky, the company president.