Made In Champaign County


Flex-N-Gate had its beginnings in Urbana, Illinois in 1956, building After Market Accessories for Pick-Up Trucks. 1968 marked the start of a transition into becoming a designer and supplier of parts designed for and exclusively sold directly to the auto manufacturers. Today, Flex-N-Gate produces parts for virtually all of the vehicles produced in North America as well as many of the vehicles produced in other areas of the world.

Products: Front & Rear Steel Bumper Systems, Front & Rear Plastic Bumper Systems, Towing Hitches, Exterior Lighting Systems, Interior Plastics, Exterior Trim Components, Mechanical Assemblies, Large Underbody Stampings and Assemblies.

Fun Facts:

Flex-N-Gate derived its name from its original product…a gate for a Stock Rack that rolled up like a garage door, thus a “Flexing Gate”.

Shahid Khan, the owner of Flex-N-Gate, also owns the Urbana Country Club and Flightstar Corporation in Champaign County. Mr. Khan also owns the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Team as well as the Fulham Soccer Team of the European Premiere League.

Flex-N-Gate was the 13th largest Automotive Supplier in North America in 2012 (per the 6-17-13 Edition of Automotive News).

Flex-N-Gate operates 48 manufacturing facilities in 6 countries & employs over 13,000 associates (over 700 in Champaign County).