2021 Honoree

More than 150 years ago IMS Gear started off as subcontractor for precision components for the regional clock and watch industry. Today, the family-owned business manufactures automotive parts. With around 3,100 employees worldwide, IMS Gear develops and produces specific drive solutions for international customers. In addition to the industry focus Automotive, the focus is on applications for industry and e-mobility concepts. Every car produced in the U.S. has a part from IMS Gear with 60-70% of those parts coming from Virginia Beach. For more information, please visit