Who was your first customer and where did you find them?
It was Reum Corporation, which made dashboard for luxury cars. We inspected the parts and delivered them to GM.
Where did you find your first employee?
My first employee was Dave Lukas from a previous company in Michigan. He is now the vice president of operation.
Where have you turned to find capital to grow your company and which institutions have provided it?
We borrowed first investment from 5/3 Bank. Now we are debt free.
What are some of the advantages to doing business here?
People in Michigan are familiar with automotive industry and its terms. We have better work ethic and attitude. We have better automotive related resources in Michigan than any other states.
If you could change one thing about this region, what would it be?
I pay 36% of small business tax in Michigan and 4% surcharge by the federal. A total of 40% of tax without any incentives is a big burden for us. We have hired around 200 people in Michigan and pay about $2M of tax in Michigan every year.
Automotive Quality &Logistics Inc.
1150 Ann Arbor Rd, Plymouth, MI 48170
Office: (734) 459-1670, Fax: (734) 459-5593
Mobile: (734) 846-5134
Automotive Quality & Logistics Inc. is a dedicated supplier working relentlessly in pursuit of 100% customer satisfaction by working towards providing our customers with a good quality product with low cost and on time delivery. We provide Sorting, Inspection, Containment, Rework, Engineering Support, Supplier Development, Technical Staffing, Warehousing, and Launch Support services to Automotive and other Manufacturing companies. We cater to the needs of Automobile industry in 17 US states and in Canada. We partner with customers for quality solutions. We support OEM’s like GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Mercedes and Honda. We also support Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers. We have served more than 400 satisfied customers and our customer comments and positive feedback are testimony of our genuine commitment to quality and service.