History

1958

Dr. R.E. Bowles, Mr. R.W. Warren, & Mr. B.M. Horton create the Fluidic Amplifier

1961

Bowles Engineering is founded

1970

Bowles Fluidics is incorporated adding manufacturing capabilities

1975

DLH Industries founded by Mr. D.L. Houck as injection molding company in Canton, OH

1977

Bowles Fluidics awarded first automotive business for the 1979MY Ford Mustang

1977

DLH first major customer General Electric for television control knobs

1981

DLH adds extrusion and forming capabilities

1982

DLH begins automotive supply to General Motors

1985

Bowles attains Ford Q1 Quality award

1999

DLH manufacturing expanded to 40,000 sq. ft. facility in Carrollton, OH

2006

Bowles begins manufacturing operation in Fresnillo, Mexico

2007

DLH recognized as GM “Supplier of the Year” the first of six (6) such awards

2011

DLH opens 65,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Bristol, TN

2013

DLH begins manufacturing operation in Matamoros, Mexico

2014

Bowles Fluidics acquired by Morgenthaler Private Equity

2015

DLH acquired by Morganthaler Private Equity, merged with Bowles Fluidics to create dlhBOWLES

2016

  • dlhBOWLES becomes official legal entity
  • New 135,000 sq. ft. distribution facility opens in McAllen, TX

2017

dlhBOWLES consolidates Manufacturing and Assembly into a single world-class facility designed and streamlined for our products in Reynosa, Mexico

2018

Opens new facility in North Canton, Ohio to house Information Technology, Customer Support, and Sales Administration support teams

2020

Receives Automotive News' PACEpilot innovation award in the inaugural year of such award for special project challenge from GM and through joint expertise of dlhBOWLES and RAPA in design of the multi-sensor Fluid Control Unit (FCU)

2022

ABC Technologies acquires dlhBOWLES March 1, 2022