AM General – Everything You Need To Know

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This article will cover everything you need to know about AM General, from important dates, locations, and even current and discontinued models.

So here is everything you need to know about AM General:

AM General Humvee doing a beach landing with a mobile generator in tow
AM General Humvee 2-CT

Who Was The Founder Of AM General?

AM General was founded in 1964 by George W. Mason in the United States.

The company’s heritage is much older as it all started with Studebaker producing the first horse-drawn army wagons in 1861.

1902 John Willys acquired the Overland Division o the Standard Wheel Company to form Willys Overland Motors.

In 1903 the Standard Wheel Company, which was also part of the heritage of AM General, built the Overland “Runabout.”

1908 Studebaker U.S Army Dispatch’s maiden run was done from New York to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the first fuel-operated Army vehicle for the U.S.

1940 Kaiser Motors acquired Willys Overland and later changed it to Kaiser-Jeep Corporation, and in that time, the Willys Jeep became the U.S. army vehicle of choice.

Later Kaiser-Jeep acquired Studebaker General Products Division, and later, in the 60s, American Motors Corporation acquired Kaiser-Jeep.

In 1964 AM General parted ways with its Jeep Corporation General Products Division to rebrand it as AM General.

Where Is the AM General Headquarters Location?

The headquarters of AM General is currently in South Bend, Indiana, United States.

The city of South Bend has a population of over 103,000 in the 2020 census making it the fourth-largest city in Indiana.

Who Owns AM General?

KPS Capital Partners own AM General.

KPS Capital Partners owns numerous other companies; weirdly enough, few are automotive-orientated.

To name a few:

  • FIFCO USA Brewing Company
  • TaylorMade Golf Company
  • Chase Brass and Copper Company

Does AM General Have Any Subsidiaries?

AM General owns General Engine Products and General Transmissions.

These two subsidiaries are run under the same roof as AM General.

AM General Humvee 4-CT Armored Vehicle firing off a missile in testing
AM General Humvee 4-CT Armored Vehicle

Sales And Revenue Of AM General

Annual Sales Figures Of AM General

The total sales of AM General for the next five years is to provide 20,000 JLTVs (Joint Light Tactical Vehicles) to the U.S. Army Contracting Command Detroit Arsenal.

AM General’s Latest Revenue Figures

AM General made $740,000,000 in the fiscal year of 2022.

How Many Employees Does AM General Have?

According to their Linkedin account, AM General has 501-1,000 employees as of 2023.

Who Is The Current CEO Of AM General?

Jim Cannon is the current CEO of AM General.

Jim Cannon was in the U.S. army for ten years as an Infantryman and Armor Officer from 1989 to 1999.

From 1999 to 2001, he was the Lean Manufacturing Manager at Eaton Corporation.

After Eaton, he was 16 years part of the Stanley Black & Decker Incorporation climbing the ranks from Plant Manager to President.

2017 to 2021, he was the President and CEO of FLIR Systems, a part-time member of the board of directors, and a chair of Lydall’s governance committee.

As of September 2021, he is the president of AM General and, as of July 2022 member of the board of directors of the Association of the United States Army.

AM General Humvee Saber the new generation Humvee in a desert environment
New AM General Humvee Saber


Top Current AM General Models

  • Humvee 2-CT
  • Humvee 4-CT
  • Humvee Saber
  • Brutus 155mm MHS Concept
  • Bastion

Here is a very informative video to show the difference between a Hummer H1 and the military Humvee:


Top Discontinued AM General Models

  • Metropolitan Busses
  • SG 220 Bus
  • 10240T Trolleybus

Final Thoughts On AM General

Learning something new about automotive companies, especially AM General, is always a treat.

Hopefully, you found the article interesting, and now you know everything about AM General.


Is AM General The Same As GM?

No, AM General is not the same as General Motors.
AM General sold the rights to build civilian Hummers to GM in 1999 but still makes the military Humvee to this day.

Who Makes AM General?

All AM General vehicles are made in-house at AM General.
KPS Capital Partners owns AM General but has nothing to do with the construction of the vehicles.

Does AM General Still Make Humvees?

Yes, AM General makes seven versions of Humvees ranging from the two-seater Humvee 2-CT to the new and improved Humvee Saber.

Who Owns Humvee Now?

AM General owns the Humvee brand and has been the owner since 1971, when American Motors separated the company’s military vehicles from civilian vehicles.