Spartan Motors was recently awarded the 2019 Corp! Magazine Economic Bright Spots recognition in the Large Business Category. Corp! chose Spartan Motors to receive the award for the business milestones the company reached in 2018, which included strong growth in the last mile delivery segment, alongside its commitment to Michigan and its workforce.
Spartan Motors is headquartered in the city of Charlotte, Mich., which is conveniently located near the automotive engineering epicenter of Detroit. Concurrently, Spartan leadership is largely comprised of former Tier 1 automotive executives who have applied lean manufacturing principles to the business that have contributed to remarkable growth during the past five years. Spartan is approaching its 45th year of business, and during that period, the company has transformed from a custom fire truck chassis manufacturer to a global leader of heavy-duty, purpose-built vehicles spanning the RVs, fleet and last mile delivery, and emergency response vehicle markets.
“Throughout our rich history, we have always been proud to call Michigan home and we are committed to the economic success of the state and the skilled workforce that resides here,” said Daryl Adams, president and CEO of Spartan Motors. “We believe strongly in partnering with our workforce to be good stewards to the communities in which our associates work and live, and that’s a commitment we aim to keep.”
During 2018, Spartan Motors reported that it realized numerous achievements, the most significant being the annual sales growth of the fleet vehicles and services segment, which increased 54 percent to $388 million in 2018, from 2017.