Autokiniton pursues strategic investments in respected Tier 1 automotive suppliers. Through innovative solutions and services, our subsidiaries advance the trends that define the automotive industry of today and tomorrow.

In May 2018, Autokiniton was formed by KPS Capital Partners and George Thanopoulos (Autokiniton Chairman & CEO) to acquire L&W Group. L&W Group is a leading Tier 1 supplier in the automotive industry specializing in metal stampings, welded assemblies, and tubular products.

In September of 2019, Autokiniton acquired Tower International, a leading Tier 1 manufacturer of structural metal automotive components and supplier of metal stampings, welded assemblies, frame structures, and chassis structures.

This merger of L&W Group and Tower International has created the No. 2 Body-In-White and vehicle-frame supplier in North America, providing value-driven, sustainable automotive components and assembly solutions for our customers in the mobility industry.

Our dedication to teamwork, speed, simplification, performance, and empowering our associates has made us a trusted partner to the world’s top automotive OEMs. Autokiniton’s legacy of operational excellence, high-quality execution, and customer service ensures that every project – no matter how challenging -- is in the best possible hands.


Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 Belleville, MI

Supply Chain Intern

May 2020 - August 2020 Milan, MI
“I liked the material that I learned, as it was relevant to my major. I loved the people that I worked with. My manager was extremely kind and I could not have asked for a better mentor. ”
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