Tweddle Group was founded as Tweddle Litho Co. in 1954 by Edmund Tweddle, an entrepreneur who believed in the power of ideas and innovation. His goal was to create a company that provided exemplary publishing services to the automotive industry. A visionary in the publishing field, he was an early adopter of several publishing technologies, including computerized photocomposition and typesetting. This innovative spirit was reflected in his assertion that a strategic investment in people and technology would yield prosperous results for Tweddle and its partners.
When Edmund’s son Michael took over as president and CEO in 1974, he maintained his father’s philosophy, expanding Tweddle’s services to include content development, database management and translation. Under Michael’s leadership, Tweddle evolved into a leading information solutions company bolstered by its continued dedication to innovation. In addition to piloting translation management technology, Tweddle built a state-of-the-art publishing facility in Clinton Township, Michigan. With these increased service offerings and publishing capabilities, Tweddle strengthened partnerships with American OEMs while European OEMs began to take notice. Tweddle expanded to Belgium with the opening of production and fulfillment operations in 1996.
This expansion continued into China under the leadership of Michael’s son Andrew, who increased Tweddle’s offerings even further. In 2000, Tweddle added creative services, supply chain integration and fulfillment services aimed at providing just-in-time (JIT) delivery of publications to support OEM manufacturing requirements. As digital technology continued to evolve, Tweddle added mobile, in-vehicle and web-based delivery methods to its capabilities.
Breaking ground in both the automotive and technological industries, Tweddle has been an integral part of recent advancements in the delivery of automotive information. In addition to producing the first-ever wholly interactive owner’s manual, we produced several of the first branded mobile applications for OEMs. It is through the symbiotic relationships we form with our partners that we are afforded the opportunity to collaboratively challenge the status quo, identifying technological advancements and innovative approaches to reach the best possible solution.
Today Tweddle Group is the leading provider of information development, management and delivery services to the automotive industry. Our range of competencies includes the research, writing, translation, management, design and production of print materials in addition to the design and programming of interactive, in-vehicle and mobile applications.