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Flex-N-Gate is a leader of innovative automotive systems

Since 1956, from a small manufacturing shop. 

In 1978, Flex-N-Gate revolutionized the US bumper market with an innovative one-piece bumper design which is still considered as a reference. The company has kept that inventive instinct alive over more than 850 patents around the world.

Shahid Khan in 1976 with one of the first one-piece deep draw bumper designs
Private Ownership Shahid Khan started, and has owned and operated the Illinois-based company since 1978.

Our company brands


10 Countries

76 Productions, R&D

27 000+ Employees

the world

We produce the highest quality products, and provide comprehensive solutions using our collective resources of product design and development, engineering and world class manufacturing for the automotive sector with the full support of a flexible, passionate and dedicated team.

North/Central America
United states 33
Canada 15
Mexico 7
South America
Argentina 1
Spain 7
France 5
Germany 2
UK 1
Italy 1
India 1
China 1
Japan 1

Awards and recognitions

Supplier Quality Excellence Award

2022 GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award (SQEA). This award recognizes GM’s top performing supplier manufacturing locations. Suppliers who achieve the SQEA award have met or exceeded very stringent Quality performance criteria, and have also received cross-functional support by the entire GM organization for the 2022 calendar year.

Supplier of the Year Award

GM selected Flex-N-Gate as a 2022 Supplier of theYear in the category of Fascias. The Supplier of the Year award recognizes distinguished global suppliers that exceed GM’s requirements, in turn providing GM customers with innovative technologies and among the highest quality in the automotive industry.

Program Management Award

Flex-N-Gate was honored to win the award of “Program Manage- ment”, for the quality of deliverables, respect of schedule, project management, successful launches and technical expertise. Specifi- cally mentioned, Flex-N-Gate has successfully launched products for Jeep Grand Cherokee, North America, as well as products for DPE programs in Europe.

Supplier of the Year Award

GM selected Flex-N-Gate as a 2021 Supplier of the Year in the category of Fascias. The Supplier of the Year award recognizes distinguished global suppliers that exceed GM’s requirements, in turn providing GM customers with innovative technologies and among the highest quality in the automotive industry.

America’s Best Large Employer Award

“We’re extremely flattered to be recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Top Large Employers, but a lot of the credit goes to our employees and associates around the world who help make Flex-N-Gate a fantastic place to work and build a career,” said Shad Khan, CEO of Flex-N-Gate. “Simply put, if you are as committed to your culture and workplace as you are to your customers, everyone is served and success is shared. That’s something we strive for at all of our Flex-N-Gate plants and operations not only here in the United States, but also around the world.”

Treat Customers Like Family World Excellence Award

The automotive manufacturing company Flex-N-Gate, has been recognized as a top-performing global supplier at the 23rd annual Ford World Excellence Awards. Flex-N-Gate was announced as a Treat Customers Like Family winner today at Ford Motor Company’s virtual event.

Top Diversity Supplier Award

The 2021 Nissan Global Supplier Awards were announced in Japan during supplier meetings in July 2021. Takeshi Ishij, General Manager Purchasing Administration, announced suppliers who made an outstanding contribution to Nissan’s global business performance in 2020. Flex-N-Gate won the 2021 Nissan Tier II Supplier Diversity Award.

Supplier Quality Excellence Award

2020 GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award! Suppliers who receive this award recognition have met or exceeded a very stringent set of quality performance criteria and have achieved the cross-functional support of the entire GM organization for the calendar year 2020.

Excellent Quality Award

Flex-N-Gate, a supplier of Bumpers and Receiver Hitches was recognized with an Excellent Quality award from Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (TMNA) at its virtual Annual Supplier Business Meeting (ABM) on April 21, 2021. ABM brings together approximately 600 supplier representatives from across North America.

Top Diversity Supplier Award

Awarded to suppliers who embrace the Monozukuri mindset, a cross-functional effort between purchasing, quality, supply chain, manufacturing, logistics, product planning, design, and engineering that encourages a collaborative exchange of improvement ideas between Nissan and its suppliers.

Supplier of the Year Award

Flex-N-Gate was named a GM Supplier of the Year by General Motors during a virtual ceremony honoring the recipients of the company’s 28th annual Supplier of the Year awards on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.

Q1 Certification

The Q1 Certification is awarded to Ford suppliers who demon- strate excellence beyond the ISO/TS certification requirements in five critical areas: capable systems, continuous improvement, ongoing performance, superior manufacturing process and customer satisfaction.

World Excellence Award

Flex-N-Gate earned recognition as a top-performing global supplier at the 21st annual Ford World Excellence Awards. Flex-N-Gate was presented with a 2018 Sustainability Brand Pillar by Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product development and purchasing officer, and Linda Cash, Ford vice president, quality and new model programs.

Recognition of Environmental Excellence Award

As a sign of its commitment to the Environment, Flex-N-Gate Mexico received three certificates from representatives of the federal and State Governments. In a ceremony held September 21st, it was delivered the “Clean Enterprise Certificate” by the Environmental and Territorial Ordering Agency (PAOT) of the State government, to Flex-N-Gate Plastics Facility.

Supplier Excellence Award

Subaru of America, Inc (SOA) recently held its 18th Annual Parts and Accessories Conference to acknowledge outstanding Supplier Performance and to share the company’s vision for continued success. Company executives discussed Subaru’s expectations for Suppliers and emphasized the company’s commitment to Accessory Sales and their positive benefit to Customer Satisfaction.

Supplier of the Year & Diversity Award

General Motors recognized its most innovative partners at its 26th Supplier of the Year awards ceremony on April 20 in Orlando, Florida. Recipients of the Supplier of the Year award include 125 suppliers from 17 countries, with 16 first-time winners, as well as eleven companies who earned GM’s Innovation Award, Overdrive Award and Customer of the Year award.