General Motors, Ford and Chrysler
After the outbreak of the energy crisis in 1979, a population outflow occurs from Detroit, the largest corporations close their factories and transfer them to cheaper sites in the Asia-Pacific region. The big three automakers: General Motors, Ford and Chrysler remain in the once largest industrial city of America and the world. They become the key IPAX clients and remain so to this day. For 1983, IPAX is a key supplier of technical fluids for the automotive industry in America. Each car leaving the FORD factory conveyor is filled with an IPAX washer.