Remanufacturing quality products for more than 65 years, Jasper Engines and Transmissions is now one of the largest Indiana private businesses. Wear and tear on a vehicle can get expensive, but instead of replacing car parts with the new expensive ones, Jasper Engines and Transmissions remanufactures and refurbishes old car parts for a lower cost.
Jasper Engines and Transmissions is the nation’s largest remanufacturer of gas and diesel engines, transmissions, differentials, real axle assemblies, marine engines, stern drives performance engines and electric motors. This large Hoosier company employs more than 1500 people, and has more than 40 business locations throughout the United States.
Quality is a priority for Jasper Engines and Transmission, so each of their gas engine, transmission and differential products come with a three-year/100,000 mile warranty. The company also has a comprehensive consumer Web site that discloses all the warranty details and guarantees for customers.
Alvin C. Ruxer worked for a successful Ford dealership before opening Jasper Engines and Transmission in 1942. During World War II, all factories were turning resouces toward the war effort, and new cars became less and less available to consumers. Mr. Ruxer created a system that would help these cars last longer, rebuilding gasoline engines to extend the vehicle’s lifespan. The Ford dealership’s building had a 12 x 20 ft. wash rack that hosted the humble beginnings of Jasper Engines and Transmissions.
After the war, demand for the remanufactured products continued to rise, so they decided to push on. In 1946, the company made a quality policy to remanufacture according to the original manufacturer’s specifications, and to install a standard set of new parts. This helped Jasper Engines and Transmissions to ensure the quality of its products. The business only continued to grow from there, and they decided to expand services to include transmission remanufacturing in 1957. Alvin Ruxer internally sold the company in 1987 to the existing management team.
Jasper Engines and Transmissions began taking part in the Indianapolis racing tradition in 1989, when they sponsored their first NASCAR driver Ken Ragan. They went on to benefit the racing world in other ways, building transmissions and differentials for several racing teams.
Each year, Jasper Engines and Transmissions remanufactures more than 117,500 gas and diesel engines, transmissions, differentials and real axle assemblies. Company headquarters are located in Jasper, Indiana, but the business has facilities and operations all over the Crossroads of America and in several other states.
Jasper Engines and Transmissions has received much recognition for their dedication and service in the automotive industry. The Production Engine Remanufacturers Association is an international organization that has named Jasper the Remanufacturer of the Year Award three times.
In order to protect the future of the planet, Jasper Engines and Transmissions have researched green initiatives that help preserve the environment. Another selling point for Jasper customers is how much energy and emissions they are saving by buying remanufactured products and not entirely new vehicles. The company has also gone to great lengths to ensure the reduction of energy usage throughout the remanufacturing process.
Many Hoosier drivers and Indiana automotive businesses benefit from Jasper Engines and Transmissions products. The company is an industry leader in remanufactured automotive parts, and helps drivers to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Jasper Engines and Transmissions
815 Wernsing Rd
P.O. Box 650
Jasper, IN 47547