Easy going relatively small privately owned company
New Product Introduction (NPI) Engineer (Current Employee) – Madison, IN – January 22, 2014
Grote Industries is a privately owned company with a primary focus on automotive LED lighting applications with an emphasis on niche lamps such as side, front, and rear marker lamps. They are a global company with manufacturing facilities in the U.S, Canada, Mexico, Germany, and China with a headquarters and main manufacturing facility in Madison, Indiana. The product volumes Grote sees from customers is not quite large enough to justify a lot of automated manufacturing equipment, so each new product that is introduced is a challenge to determine the proper manufacturing process that is both cost effective for the company and efficient enough to give the product a competitive price point. Being a privately owned company where the fourth generation of family members currently work at the Madison location, there is a great balance of home life and work life.