In 1954, Phil Wallbank, a spring maker from England, immigrated to Canada with his family to accept a foreman position at a spring factory in Ontario. It was a complete disappointment to discover that the factory turned out to be a few machines in a garage. Having sold everything to make the trip to Canada, returning to England was not an option.

After a short time, Phil started his own company, and P.J. Wallbank Manufacturing was founded in 1955. With a few orders and a $300 bank loan, he went to work in the basement of the family’s old farmhouse. Springs were tempered in the kitchen oven and machines were made from old washing machine motors and other hardware scraps.

Then, in the late 1970’s, automakers were looking for a better option than using loose, single springs in their transmission clutches. In 1982, P.J. Wallbank Springs Inc. (PJWS) was founded in Port Huron, Michigan by Mel Wallbank to specifically meet this need. Since then, PJWS has exclusively focused on the manufacture of spring packs. PJWS now holds certifications for IATF 16949 and ISO 14001, and ships products as an automotive Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier around the world. Over the years, PJWS has impacted millions of lives, including its employees and surrounding communities.

Today, PJWS is the global leader in design and manufacture of clutch return spring packs for automatic transmissions. The company exports about 50% of its products to global markets and is on target to achieve its vision of increasing its current impact on 10 million lives a year to touching more than 100 million lives around the world by 2023. To achieve this, the company remains strongly focused on employees, customers and community.

PJWS was recognized in 2018, 2019, 2020 by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States.

 

In 1954, Phil Wallbank, a spring maker from England, immigrated to Canada with his family to accept a foreman position at a spring factory in Ontario. It was a complete disappointment to discover that the factory turned out to be a few machines in a garage. Having sold everything to make the trip to Canada, returning to England was not an option.

After a short time, Phil started his own company, and P.J. Wallbank Manufacturing was founded in 1955. With a few orders and a $300 bank loan, he went to work in the basement of the family’s old farmhouse. Springs were tempered in the kitchen oven and machines were made from old washing machine motors and other hardware scraps.

Then, in the late 1970’s, automakers were looking for a better option than using loose, single springs in their transmission clutches. In 1982, P.J. Wallbank Springs Inc. (PJWS) was founded in Port Huron, Michigan by Mel Wallbank to specifically meet this need. Since then, PJWS has exclusively focused on the manufacture of spring packs. PJWS now holds certifications for IATF 16949 and ISO 14001, and ships products as an automotive Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier around the world. Over the years, PJWS has impacted millions of lives, including its employees and surrounding communities.

Today, PJWS is the global leader in design and manufacture of clutch return spring packs for automatic transmissions. The company exports about 50% of its products to global markets and is on target to achieve its vision of increasing its current impact on 10 million lives a year to touching more than 100 million lives around the world by 2023. To achieve this, the company remains strongly focused on employees, customers and community.

PJWS was recognized in 2018, 2019, 2020 by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States.