HUSCO Automotive, a subsidiary of HUSCO International, a manufacturer of electrohydraulic controls and valves, was recently named the 2012 Special Award winner for Technology, Innovation and Impact at the  Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Awards.HUSCO Automotive was formed in 1999, when HUSCO launched serial production of a suspension program with Mercedes Benz, the first time Mercedes procured an engineered hydraulic component from a USA manufacturer. Since 2009, HUSCO Automotive sales have increase five-fold and 2013 sales will increase another 50%The company attributes its rapid growth to its focus on reducing emissions and improving the fuel economy of passenger cars and trucks. Its engine and transmission technologies increase miles per gallon performance including components used in variable valve timing, variable oil pumps, advanced transmissions and other  applications that can be seen today on cars like the Ford Mustang, FORD's F-150 truck (the most popular vehicle in North America), Fiat 500, Chevrolet Silverado, Chrysler's Ram Truck, and many more.

"The products that HUSCO Automotive manufactured in 2012 will save more fuel than the combined total of every electric vehicle ever manufactured around the planet," said Austin Ramirez, CEO of HUSCO International. "Although I think that statistic should put us on the front page of USA Today, this award was a good step in the right direction,"

HUSCO manufacturers auto products in two factories in the USA including its facilities in Waukesha and Whitewater, Wis. and its factory in Shanghai, China.

The parent company and its subsidiary have recently been recognized in other ways as well. HUSCO International was named to the Inc 5000 list for 2012, for being one of the nation's fastest growing companies. And HUSCO Automotive was also named a Preferred “Aligned Business Framework” Supplier for Ford Motor Co., which is shared with only 78 production suppliers across the globe.