Sapa Transmission

We innovate to keep evolving.

“World reference in transmission technology”

Incorporated in Florida, SAPA Transmission is the US subsidiary of SAPA, an international group of companies whose history is linked to the defense sector.

SAPA Transmission has been working with the US Army since 1982. It is currently based in Shelby Township, MI, where our headquarters also house a Technology Center dedicated to engineering, assembly and testing activities.

The location in Michigan allows SAPA Transmission to be close to its customers, identify their needs and work together with critical suppliers and skilled labor to offer state-of-the-art technological solutions and to be a world reference in transmission technology for tracked and wheeled combat vehicles.

SAPA Transmission provides high efficiency mobility solutions for the Bradley Family of Vehicles, M109A7 Self Propelled Howitzer, Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles and Multiple Launcher Rocket System. SAPA Transmission is also responsible for the development of the Advanced Combat Transmission for the next generation of combat vehicles.

Knowledge is the drive of evolution

2003

2018

2003

SAPA Transmission is established in Florida, with the objetive of developing transmissions for combat vehicles.

2008

TARDEC and SAPA Transmission establish a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to evaluate an improved Auxiliary Power.

2009

TARDEC and SAPA Transmission establish a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for the Development and Evaluation of 32 speed APC Transmission Performance and Durability.

2010

SAPA Transmission has won multiple competitive bidding processes with TARDEC, including a 2010 contract to design and build an efficient power pack with a new, high efficient, multi-speed transmission for up to 35-ton wheeled vehicle applications.

2015

TARDEC and SAPA Transmission establish a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) Master Agreement for the Evaluation of Transmission Performance and Durability.

2015

TARDEC competitively awards the Advanced Combat Transmission (ACT) program to SAPA Transmission, Inc as part of TARDEC’s Combat Vehicle Prototyping effort to develop the next generation of cross-drive transmissions.

2018

TARDEC competitively awards SAPA Transmission to develop a transmission (ACT 850) to be integrated into the Bradley family of vehicles.