ABOUT

Since its inception in 1951, Schwartz Machine is recognized as a leader among contract machining companies in the Detroit area. We are known for quality work, our ability to take your program from prototype to production, and our commitment to meet your emergency needs. Whether you need a single source from a design pattern to machined products or just machining, we can meet your requirements at a competitive price.

Schwartz is a specialty, precision machining prototype shop serving the automotive, marine, and heavy equipment markets. Major customers include FCA, Ford, and GM; Mercury Marine; Allison Transmission, Caterpillar, and Navistar; as well as highly demanding NASCAR racing customers.

With 44,000 square feet of floor space, Schwartz is positioned to meet and exceed your most complex precision machining needs due to our deep, broad product experience/know-how and our broad CNC and conventional precision machining equipment. Schwartz can be your single-source, taking responsibility for patterns, castings, and machining benefiting you with time and cost savings. We can also work with your provided material, billet, or casting.

We are flexible to meet our customer needs. Whether your need is for us to machine one-piece conceptual projects, or produce multi-thousand piece runs, we are committed to meeting your tight delivery schedule requirements with the highest part quality.

 

Why You Should Partner with Schwartz Machine

  • Expedited & Emergency Services
  • Rapid Prototyping to High Volume Production
  • 5-Axis Machining Turning
  • Foundry Tooling & Castings
  • Supply Chain Management

INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP

The major customers and projects through the years have been primarily automotive, although the company made major contributions to the first nuclear reactors, radar spheres, aircraft and helicopter components, automotive race engine programs, rotary engine development, and currently development required by government-mandated emission and fuel economy requirements.

Schwartz Machine is a leader in the machining of new and exotic materials. We were pioneers in the machining of many of the materials that have come across our equipment, such as titanium, zirconium, magnesium, aluminum-silicon, ceramics, powdered metal, Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI), plastics, and many other exotic alloys.

Also, over the last couple of decades, Schwartz has positioned itself as the premier source for machining of racing blocks and heads, as well as other high-value precision components. Since the late 1990s, we have been the go-to source for heads and blocks in NASCAR racing. During the Indy Racing League era, we were the source for machining on the Aurora engine.

COMPANY MILESTONES

1951

Humble Beginnings

Company founded by Edward Schwartz at its present location in Warren, MI. It began as a precision prototype machine shop in a 5,800 square foot building.
1953

First Expansion

The first building addition was completed to keep up with growing demand.
1973

Management Change and Numerical Control (NC) Introduced

Edward’s youngest son, Robert, was brought in to manage the company. The first piece of NC (Numerical Control) equipment was purchased.
1974

Second Expansion

A major building addition was completed, doubling the size of the facility to 36,000 feet.
1975

First Piece of CNC

The first piece of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) equipment was purchased. Schwartz Machine prided itself on only purchasing American made equipment.
1976

Robert Schwartz Purchases Share of Company

Robert Schwartz bought 1/2 of the company from Edward.
1978

Aerospace Industry

Expansion to a facility in San Diego was finished to serve the aerospace industry and government laboratories in the West.
1980

CEO of Warren Plant

Ken Sabo became CEO of the Warren plant.
1996

Completed Buyout of Company

Robert completed the buyout of the company from Edward.
1998

GM Motorsports Winners Circle Award

IRL Aurora V8 Blocks and Heads SB2 NASCAR Engines
2001

IRL Aurora V8 Blocks and Heads SB2 NASCAR Engines

Including LeMANs and Daytona 24 Hour Races
2005

Robert's Two Daughters Become Majority Stockholders

Robert’s two daughters became the majority stockholders of the company.
2006

GM Racing

The company was recognized by GM Racing for its efforts in securing both the Driver’s and Manufacturer’s Cup in the Nextel Cup Series.
2007

R07 NASCAR Blocks and Heads

2017

Robert's Oldest Daughter, Cheryl, becomes CEO

2020

Woman-Owned Company

Cheryl, with the help of consultants, began working on taking the company to the next level. Schwartz Machine became a certified Woman-Owned Business.