1899

Albert Champion

1908

Champion Ignition Co.

The Champion Ignition Co. was incorporated in October 1908.

1909

Spark Plugs

Albert Champion, joins forces with Buick Motor Co. to make spark plugs for AC Spark Plug Division.

1916

Alfred P. Sloan

United Motors Corp is formed by Alfred P. Sloan, who eventually becomes president and then chairman of General Motors.

1918

Companies Group

When the UMC became part of General Motors, those companies included Delco, Klaxon and Remy Electric Company.

1926

Delco Remy

After being bought out twice since being formed, the Remy brothers merged with competitor Dayton Engineering Labs Co. (Delco) to form Delco Remy.

1927

Champion’s estate

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.

1932

Charles A. Lindbergh

AC Spark Plugs are used in Charles A. Lindbergh's transatlantic flight.

1935

General Motors Parts Division

General Motors Parts Division (GMPD) forms in order to consolidate the automaker's parts-marketing activities.

1969

AC Igniter Plugs

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.

1971

United Delco Division

United Motor Service changed its name to United Delco Division. Three years later, ACDelco assumed its current identity.

1974

AC-Delco Division

The AC-Delco Division is born with the combination of the United Delco and AC Spark Plug sales organizations.

1995

Developing New Products and Innovations

ACDelco's logo gets a new look to reflect the company's continuing commitment to developing new products and innovations.

1996

ACDelco Battery

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.

1997

Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA

ACDelco christened a new world headquarters in Grand Blanc, Michigan, USA.

2009

100th Anniversary!

100th Anniversary!