Brief History

In 1970, James Colosimo Sr. established Michigan Arc Products on a simple premise. The automotive industry performed an extensive amount of welding in their facilities as did their tier supplier base, and they all were in need of better welding technology to improve their manufacturing capabilities. Jim knew that if he could provide the automotive industry with a professional technical sales force coupled with a highly skilled engineering department designed to provide process and procedure development at a competitive price, his company would be very successful.

Today Michigan Arc Products is known throughout the automotive industry as a leader in supplying complete welding solutions with the most competitive pricing in the industry. MAP has become one of North America's premier suppliers of all grades of welding wire, welding equipment, welding robotics and welding solutions. With regional warehouses throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, MAP has the ability to provide complete turnkey supply chain management services throughout North America.

  • MAP Headquarters: Troy, Michigan Office, World Class R&D Lab & Technical Engineering Center Warehouse: 50,000 sq.ft. Certified in 2008: ISO9001-2008
  • MAP Canada offices are located in Bolton, Ontario Can. 20,000 sq. ft. facility: office, R&D lab, warehouse

OVER 30 YEARS OF SUPPLYING THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY WITH WELDING REQUIREMENTS & SOLUTIONS

  • Direct to OEM’s Ford, General Motors & Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, VW, Daimler
  • Tier 1 automotive:
    • Meritor
    • Katcon
    • Eberspaecher
    • Faurecia
    • Maxion Wheels
    • Constellium
    • Sodecia
    • Iroquois Industries
    • L&W Engineering
    • Bradford White
    • Calsonic
    • Van Rob
    • F&P / Ftech
    • Magna
    • Martinrea
    • Tenneco
    • Tower Automotive
    • Benteler Automotive
    • Lear Automotive
    • JCI
    • Flex N gate
    • Fisher Corp
    • Paladin Group
    • Inmetmatic
    • AO Smith


FULL SERVICE AUTOMOTIVE CAPABILITIES

  • Sales and Technical Support to all North American Automotive facilities, light & heavy industrial manufacturing, military, Construction / Agriculture, wind power, shipbuilding.
  • In-House engineering and technical support, authorized manufacturer repair facility.
  • Just-in-time warehouses through out North America.

SPECIALISTS IN ROBOTIC AND AUTOMATIC WELDING

  • Robot sales and integration for Motoman, ABB, Panasonic, Kuka and Fanuc.
  • Plant support for robotic and automatic welding.
  • R&D lab and technical engineering centers in Troy, Michigan and Bolton, Ontario capable of prototype welding utilizing global welding technologies.
  • Development of welding procedures for increased production and part cost reduction.

COST REDUCTION PROGRAMS

  • Most aggressive pricing in the welding industry.
  • Guaranteed process improvement by utilizing our weld engineering process team.

MANUFACTURER PARTNERSHIPS

  • Top automotive distributor for Atlantic ESAB, Infra, ITW Hobart, Miller, Panasonic, Select Arc, SKS welding systems, Tregaskiss, Tweco, Thermal Dynamics automation plasma cutting systems, Thermal Arc automation arc welding, CM Industries, CWT, IWE Ultracleaner torch cleaning systems and Thielmann torch cleaners.
  • We work directly with the manufacturers that we represent in developing and testing new wires and equipment.
  • Worldwide product availability to maintain a competitive edge and assure continuous supply.

Wire – Automation – Robot Integration – Equipment – Service