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Welcome To SPEMCO Switches

apache-high-2.jpgSPEMCO is an Acronym for Specialties Manufacturing Company. It was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1932, and manufactured automotive interior light slide switches for both the Hudson Motor Car and the Packard Motor Car Companies. Within 10 years, Specialties Manufacturing Company had become a registered trade name in the industry. Just before World War II, Specialties Manufacturing Company became a Wholesale Distributor for Arrow Hart Specialty Switches, eventually changing the direction of the company from manufacturing to distribution and then more known as SPEMCO Switches

In 1972 Douglas W. Gmeiner and his partners, Frank "Skip" Gmeiner and Mark Pinney purchased Spemco. Operations were moved to a new building in the Detroit suburb of St. Clair Shores, where we are still headquartered today. Over the years additional facilities have been opened to accommodate our ever expanding commitment to excellence and customer care. 

Today, SPEMCO is a well-known and respected stocking distributor for the leading manufacturers of switches, circuit breakers, relays, indicator lights and numerous other electro-mechanical devices for the Automotive, Marine, Industrial Maintenance, Food Process and Contract Manufacturing industries. Our product line includes such names as Carling Technologies, Eaton Corporation, EAO, Otto, Mechanical Products, APEM, NKK and more. As times change, we have included more Value-Added Services like kitting, bar coding, custom imprinting and product modifications to our comprehensive line of products and services.

Our website now features live up to the minute inventory that not only saves you time from calling on a stock check but also gives you peace of mind to know it is there when you order it. With all these advances and improvements, we want you to remember that our customer commitment starts with a team of friendly and knowledgeable sales people that pride themselves on the capability of handling all of your Electro-Mechanical needs from the early engineering stages and product sale, through the warranty life cycle. It has been our practice for the better part of a century, to be there, friendly and knowledgeable, whenever you need to talk to a real live person...