Piston Automotive Acquires Marion Industries in Ohio

Redford, Michigan | October 17, 2019 —

Piston Group, the Detroit supplier of chassis and electronics assemblies, has added Honda to its customer list by acquiring Marion Industries from Ernie Green Industries.

From its plant in central Ohio, Marion is a key supplier of assembled brake corners to Honda’s U.S. operations. Piston Group, controlled by Detroit businessman and former NBA star Vinnie Johnson, hopes to broaden the Ohio plant’s Honda business beyond brake assemblies.

“We already do chassis and brake corner assemblies for FCA, Toyota and Ford,” said Bob Holloway, Piston Automotive president. “This provides an opportunity for us to continue to diversify with a new customer.”