General Engine Products Assembly Plant
The General Engine Products Assembly Plant is located in Franklin, Ohio, between Dayton and Cincinnati. Production began in this new, modern 92,000-square-foot facility in July 2000 with full production rate capability in January 2001.
The factory is registered to QS-9000: 1998. QS-9000 is a worldwide standard that applies within the automotive industry including specific requirements for General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. QS-9000 requirements exceed those established in the ISO Standards and are required of all suppliers within the U.S. based automotive industry. The scope of GEP QS-9000 registration encompasses the assembly and distribution of diesel engines.
Det Norske Veritas, a leading international registrar, originally recommended GEP for registration to QS-9000 in February 2001. QS-9000 registration validates that a Quality Management System is implemented that improves overall quality, organizational performance and profitability.
The plant quality policy states that "Through leadership, people, teamwork and continuous improvement, General Engine Products LLC will manufacture products that meet or exceed customer expectations."
Currently the flexible plant manufactures OPTIMIZER 6500™ (6.5L) diesel engines and 6.5/6.2L diesel heads. It is capable of supplying full powertrains (engine/transmission).
Engineering and sales support are housed in Livonia, Mich.