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Busche Performance Group: Building the North American Platform


Busch Performance Group is Shipston's first and primary investment in North America. It is the leader in the design and manufacturing of complex and safety-critical aluminum high-performance castings and associated precision machining found in chassis, suspension, engine and driveline systems.

Busche Enterprise

Case Study

In November 2014, Shipston became the majority equity partner in Busche, giving the company the capital and management expertise they need to improve their products, develop efficiencies, expand their customer base and establish a strong global market. Busche's customers include virtually all North American, Asian and European original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs"), as well as major Tier 1 suppliers, such as Ford, Caterpillar, and John Deere. Busche operates 14 plants located between Indiana, Michigan, and Alabama.

In November 2014, Shipston became the majority equity partner in Busche, giving the company the capital and management expertise they need to improve their products, develop efficiencies, expand their customer base and establish a strong global market. Busche's customers include virtually all North American, Asian and European original equipment manufacturers ("OEMs"), as well as major Tier 1 suppliers, such as Ford, Caterpillar, and John Deere. Busche operates 14 plants located between Indiana, Michigan, and Alabama.

The Busche facilities include nearly 800,000 square feet of floor space spread over 27 acres of land in the Albion and Kendallville Indiana areas along with 48 acres in Hartselle, Alabama. Below is a breakdown of each facility's size and address follows:

  • Main Office and Plant III (43,100 sq. ft.) - 1563 E St Rd 8, Albion, IN

  • Plant II (25,485 sq. ft.) - 1563 E St Rd 8, Albion, IN

  • Plant IV (37,150 sq. ft.) - 600 S 7th Street, Albion, IN

  • Plant V (39,250 sq. ft.) - 1563 E St Rd 8, Albion, IN

  • Plant VI (59,760 sq. ft.) - 1514 Progress Dr., Albion, IN

  • Plant VII (60,050 sq. ft.) - 811 Commerce Dr. Kendallville, IN

  • Plant VIII (68,500 sq. ft.) - 1612 Progress Drive, Albion, IN

  • Plant IX (60,000 sq. ft.) - 1510 Progress Drive, Albion, IN

  • Plant X (263,000 sq. ft.) - 1641 Thompson Road, Hartselle, AL

  • Plant XI (84,075 sq. ft.) - 00 Progress Way West. Avilla, IN

  • Distribution Center (27,640 sq. ft.) - 1105 Weber Road, Albion, IN

  • Metrology Lab (3,640 sq. ft.) - 907 Weber Road, Albion, IN

  • Central Stores/MRO (3,200 sq. ft.)

  • Cold Storage Warehouse (10,200 sq. ft.)

  • Climate Controlled Warehouse (14,730 sq. ft.)