|About Southern Automotive|
Southern Automotive was founded in 1981 by Thomas Tyson and Jeffrey Fast. The company was originally located in Detroit, MI. and manufactured rebuilt starters and alternators for sales to local auto parts stores. The firm quickly outgrew its original facilities, and in 1983 moved to Royal Oak, MI.. In 1985, the firm expanded its marketplace to include defense contracting. Continued growth necessitated the companys move to our Pontiac, MI. location in 1986.
Since our initial step into the defense contracting arena, Southern Automotive has continued to develop its expertise in the area of heavy industrial and military application starters, alternators, generators and regulators. In order to capitalize on the experience gained in government sales of our primary product line of starters, alternators, and voltage regulators. Southern Automotive has expanded into numerous unrelated product lines under our Alternate Commodities Division. We have successfully bid and delivered hoses, filters, exhaust systems, fence products, firearm and tactical accessories and other non-related items to the U.S. Government.
Southern Automotives reason for existence is captured in the Southern Automotive Mission Statement shown below. Mission Statement. Southern Automotive exists to thrive, by successfully marketing and utilizing our combined expertise in D.C. electronic technology, production and distribution of qualified vendors products. Our knowledge and experience in servicing the government and private sectors continues to grow as we march towards excellence.
Who Are Southerns Customers?
Southern Automotive sells to a variety of customers. Our customer base includes the following types of customers:
Prime contractors - such as original equipment manufacturers to the military.
Government customers - agencies of the U.S. Government such as the Defense Logistics Agency, Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior.
Export customers - who specialize in sales to foreign governments.
Contract customers - who are firms like Southern - selling to various commercial, government or export customers.
Foreign Military Sales - Sales to foreign governments through the U.S. Government and direct sales.