Since 1868, Betts Company has evolved from its humble beginnings as the first spring manufacturer west of the Mississippi into a diversified operation that serves heavy-duty transportation, automotive aftermarket, and other industrial sectors.
Betts Company’s legacy began during America’s post-war reconstruction era. Ingenuity was flourishing, and tradesmen were immigrating to the USA. Among them was William Michael Betts, an English ironworker who wanted to pioneer spring manufacturing in the west. With a bold move to San Francisco, young William launched his namesake company that quickly became known for expertly crafting springs for wagons and buggies of all kinds. Along the way, Betts’ reputation for quality, integrity, and ingenuity was built.
For the next 155 years, Betts became known as an industry leader for creating innovative, patented products made in the United States. A continuously family-owned business for six generations, Betts Company’s core values, known as The Betts Way, have been the guiding principles that inspire the company to Improve the Way Things Move® for customers, suppliers, and the communities in which it lives.