Detroit Chassis produces rolling chassis, competitively assembles modules, sub-assemblies and complete vehicles, employing lean and flexible manufacturing systems. We offer a number of solutions in the form of highly competitive products that meet OEM standards.

Rolling Chassis

We optimize our rolling chassis assembly line to meet customer demand. We have the capacity to build up to 80,000 units per year. We can accommodate lengths up to 42 feet and can run 7 to 47 jobs per hour for units with wheel bases between 112 and 252 feet.

JIT Sub-Assemblies

We build complex sub-assemblies as part of a complete vehicle or rolling chassis, or as a discrete assembly shipped Just In Time to your location, so you have the right quantity of parts where and when you need them. 

Niche Vehicles

We work closely with our customers to enhance designs for manufacturability, durability and quality and to deliver the most competitive costs.

Detroit Custom Chassis

We modify chassis to meet customer needs, including low-floor vehicle conversations, hybrid vehicle modifications, custom vehicle uplifting, complex sub-assemblies and converting units from gas-powered to LPG or CNG powered.

A subsidiary of SPECTRA LMP LLC, Detroit Chassis and its sister company, Detroit Custom Chassis, develop and engineer lean production and quality systems, material handling methods, and launch planning with exceptionally high performance and competitive economics. 

The SPECTRA companies employ high levels of technology for designing all types of consumer and industrial products. SPECTRA’s flexible and agile capabilities combined with advanced capabilities for computer simulations, product development, process design, engineering and materials management to provide extraordinary levels of quality and ingenuity.

Process and Technologies

With its highly flexible assembly line and the advanced technologies, Detroit Chassis is able to reduce costs and heighten the quality levels of its customers’ products. 

Concurrent product engineering and process engineering and upstream computer simulation of manufacturing processes identify potential assembly bottlenecks and tooling conflicts in virtual space before actual tooling expenditures and pre-production begin. The result can be dramatic savings in dollars and time. Customer designers and SPECTRA manufacturing experts work together to ensure that products are assembled efficiently and correctly. The company’s ability to bring early involvement of its extended family of lean manufacturing and process engineering experts into design process results in: 

  • Shortened time to market 
  • Decreased development time 
  • Reduced overall costs 
  • Retention and transfer of intellectual property