Guardian Industries Corporation
-The Company is a supplier of glass products for various industries, including the automotive market. The Company also manufactures high value coatings for plastic primarily for the automotive market.
-The Company operates through two businesses: Guardian Glass and SRG Global.
- Guardian Glass: Supplies float glass, value-added glass and fabricated glass products and solutions for a variety of industries, including the automotive industry.
- SRG Global: Provides high value coatings on plastic for the automotive and commercial truck industries.
-In February 2017, Koch Industries, Inc. completed the acquisition of the Company.
-The Company is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries.
Automotive Glass Products
-All-purpose green tinted glass
-PrivaGuard & MidNite Gray - Tinted glass
-Solar management glass
-Emblems and nameplates
-Body side moldings
-Fuel filler systems
-A, B, C, D pillars
-Window surround moldings
- Center console trim
- Instrument panel, overhead, seat trim, door panel accents
- Steering wheel trim components
- Interior assemblies
-Active grille shutters
-Integrille - semi-integrated or fully integrated decorative exterior grille with active grille shutters
|1932||Guardian Glass Company began as a small windshield fabricator in Detroit.|
|1968||The Company is renamed Guardian Industries.|
|2000||Distribution centers open in Mexico City and Colombia|
|2003||Begins operations of float plant in Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, England.|
|2004||Begins operations of float plant in El Marques, Mexico.|
|2006||The Company breaks ground for a new float glass facility in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.
The Company breaks ground for a new float glass facility in Ryazan, Russia.
|2007||Begins operations of float plant in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.|
|2009||Combined its automotive trim operations to create a new company SRG Global Inc. which supplies plastic parts for auto manufacturers.|
|2013||Formed joint venture manufacturing facility with alliance partner Faltec Co., Ltd. called FALTEC SRG Global (Thailand) Co., Ltd. to produce radiator grilles, body side moldings and other components.|
|Formed a new company called Custom Glass Solutions, which provides specific glass solutions for various transportation segments.|
|Nov. 2014||Divested Guardian Automotive Products, Inc. and Guardian Automotive-E S.A. to Central Glass Co., Ltd.|
|Jul. 2016||SRG Global opened an Asia-Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong, China.|
|Feb. 2017||Acquired by Koch Industries Inc., through a transaction of the Company's remaining 55.5% of outstanding shares.|