Husco

2022 Future 50 Winner

Austin Ramirez and Gus Ramirez
Austin Ramirez and Gus Ramirez

Last updated on September 26th, 2022 at 03:06 pm

Waukesha  |  Founded: 1946
Industry: Manufacturing
Employees: 1,500-plus

Husco designs and manufactures hydraulic and electro-mechanical components for automotive and off-highway applications. Husco’s global engineering teams work with customers to develop custom, innovative product solutions that meet the evolving system requirements of on-highway vehicles and off-highway equipment, including advancements in fuel efficiency, electrification, and automation. Product applications include engine controls, transmission controls, steering systems, brake controls, electric drive disconnect systems and thermal management systems.

What factors have contributed the most to your growth in the past three years?

Austin Ramirez, chief executive officer: “Strategic investments in technology development that have enabled the company’s growth in vehicle automation, electrification and emission reduction systems.”

What are the biggest obstacles to your company’s continued growth?

“External geopolitical conflict, inflation, economic headwinds and continued COVID-related supply chain disruption.”

How has your company navigated the challenges of the past few years?

“Husco’s primary competitive advantages are our extraordinary team members and the strong culture of innovation, risk taking and high performance.”

What one thing would you change to make Milwaukee/southeastern Wisconsin better?

“Improve K-12 education.”

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