For almost 100 years, ACDelco has been sparking the automotive industry and firing customer enthusiasm. As you might expect, it began as one man's hobby. Today ACDelco products are chosen the world over, an accomplishment only the past can explain. So buckle up and join us for a fast ride back in time.
With the help of investors, Albert Champion turns his spark plug hobby into a business, The Champion Ignition Co.
The Champion Ignition Co. was incorporated in October 1908.
Albert Champion, joins forces with Buick Motor Co. to make spark plugs for AC Spark Plug Division.
United Motors Corp is formed by Alfred P. Sloan, who eventually becomes president and then chairman of General Motors.
When the UMC became part of General Motors, those companies included Delco, Klaxon and Remy Electric Company.
After being bought out twice since being formed, the Remy brothers merged with competitor Dayton Engineering Labs Co. (Delco) to form Delco Remy.
After Albert Champion’s death on October 27, General Motors acquired 100% interest in his company through the purchase of the remaining stock held by Champion’s estate.
AC Spark Plugs are used in Charles A. Lindbergh's transatlantic flight.
General Motors Parts Division (GMPD) forms in order to consolidate the automaker's parts-marketing activities.
AC igniter plugs are used to fire the second- and third-stage rocket engines that propel Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins and Buz Aldrin to the moon.
United Motor Service changed its name to United Delco Division. Three years later, ACDelco assumed its current identity.
The AC-Delco Division is born with the combination of the United Delco and AC Spark Plug sales organizations.
ACDelco's logo gets a new look to reflect the company's continuing commitment to developing new products and innovations.
- Submerged battery passes the ultimate test and still cranks! An ACDelco Battery passed the ultimate test of endurance, it survived more than 50 years on the bottom of Lake Michigan and it still cranks! The Delco-Remy division of General Motors comes from a plane that crashed into Lake Michigan on Feb. 29, 1944.
ACDelco christened a new world headquarters in Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA.