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Charter Automotive are a Made in the Midlands Bronze Member

About us

We are a division of Charter Manufacturing, is a world class Tier 1 and 2 supplier of engineered components for the automotive industry. We are headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with manufacturing, commercial, technical, and distribution facilities located around the world to support Original Equipment Manufacturers' global requirements.

Charter Automotive is a market leader in the production of valve spring retainers, valve keys, valve spring seats, synchromesh sliding keys, caps and wear pads. In addition, we offer several value added options including kitted valve keys and valve spring retainers.

Our core technologies include:

  • Progressive Cold Forming
  • Wire Stamping and Forming
  • High-Speed Grinding
  • Automated Manufacture and Assembly
  • Full-service Engineering Capabilities for Design, Testing and Prototyping

Charter Automotive is a member of the privately held Charter Manufacturing family of companies, with whom we are vertically integrated to provide best-in-class support, service and turn-around times for our customers.

The foundation of Charter's family is a basic set of core values. These values have shaped the company over four generations and are fundamental to who we are as a company and as individuals.

Charter Automotive offers complete design, prototyping and manufacturing services for each of our product lines. Here is our range of services: 


  • Collaborative design engineering and R&D in-house
  • Rapid prototyping to shorten product development cycles
  • Prototype capabilities including both machined and production tooled samples
  • JIT manufacturing that incorporates MRP, EDI, and bar-coding capable of communicating with a wide variety of customers systems to support on-time delivery


We support our customers with an array of engineering, product development and prototyping services that compress development cycles and improve quality, value and functionality. We provide engineering assistance from concept and pre-production prototypes through ongoing production requirements.

Services Charter Automotive Provide

What we offer

Valve Spring Retainers

Charter Automotive is a leading global supplier of valve spring retainers. We manufacture an assortment of shapes and sizes customized to exacting specifications with in-house tool design.

Valve Keys

Valve keys are the highest volume product line that Charter Automotives currently offers. Parts are precision stamped on a range of modern high speed equipment allowing us to offer a wide variety of single, center and multi-bead valve key designs.

Valve Spring Seats

We currently supply Valve Spring Seats in an assortment of shapes and sizes customized to exacting specifications with in-house tool design.

Synchromesh Sliding Keys

Synchromesh Sliding Keys have proven to be a valuable addition to Charter Automotive's growing product portfolio.

Caps Wear Pads

Charter Automotive is a major supplier of valvetrain caps and wear pads to a variety of global gasoline and diesel applications.

Company Statistics


  • January 2018
  • 60
  • 1950
  • £9,000,000

Contact Us

Unit 9 Attwood Road, Burntwood Business Park, Burntwood, WS7 3GJ
Tel: 01543 414541