Since being founded by Vern Westberg in 1957, Auto Meter has been driven to provide performance enthusiasts with the information they need to win. Company come a long way from those early days when Vern would pour sand castings in the family backyard and sons John and Ralph would help assemble products in their basement at night. During their 50 years, they have developed many industry-leading products, from their Rev Control Tachometer and quick response Racing Tachs, to their high tech Nexus Series instruments and Playback Tachometers, Auto Meter have set the standard for accuracy, precision, and durability. Their instruments have been tested by the most rigorous competition environments on the planet, and can be found relaying critical information to drivers in all types of motorsports from record setting 300mph+ passes at Bonneville, to hot laps at the crowded high banks of Daytona. Every gauge, tachometer, and data acquisition system is designed and engineered with the power and precision necessary to communicate the exact information top race teams demand in the most intense competition environments.
Today Auto Meter is led by President and CEO Jeff King, and has become widely recognized as America’s #1 racing instruments manufacturer. The Westberg family basement has long since been replaced by a state of the art cellular production facility in Sycamore, IL, with advanced engineering systems (led by Vern's grandson Todd Westberg), and product technology that is unmatched in the instrumentation marketplace.
Auto Meter Products, Inc. is a high technology company based in Sycamore, IL USA, with a state-of-the-art cellular manufacturing operation, world class ISO 9000:TS 16949 Certified Quality System, an advanced engineering team, and product technology that is unmatched in the instrumentation marketplace. In addition to the more commonly known Auto Meter High Performance division focused on performance and racing automotive instrumentation and electronics, Auto Meter also includes four additional branches that cater to specialty markets:
- Auto Meter Original Equipment Division that works with large clients like GM, Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Subaru, Big Dog Motorcycles and more for the creation of specialty instrumentation for production vehicles.
- Auto Meter Pro-Cycle Division that designs and produces product geared specifically for the motorcycle industry.
- Auto Meter Marine Division, which produces instrumentation for water-borne vehicles.
- Auto Meter Test Equipment Division that produces professional grade automotive battery and electrical chargers and testers for automotive repair and vehicle fleet maintenance.
In 2007 Auto Meter expanded its performance family to include two new companies with the acquisition of Stack, Ltd. of England, whose roots are in Formula 1 instrumentation and are famous for their dash displays and data acquisition systems, and Dedenbear Products, a company renowned for throttle stops, delay boxes, and drag racing electronics. Auto Meter is excited about the opportunities presented in these partnerships and are bringing to market several new and exciting designs and technologies including the Ultra-Lite Pro Data Acquisition System, the Dedenbear STS Throttle Stop, and Stack Pro-Control Professional Stepper Motor Gauges.