Guardian Industries Corporation

Company Profile

■URL

https://www.guardianglass.com/

■Address

2300 Harmon Road, Auburn Hills, Michigan, 48326-1714, USA

Business Overview

-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 industry


-In March 2009, the Company combined its automotive trim operations to create a new company called SRG Global Inc. SRG supplies plastic parts for automotive manufacturers. The new company consists of Guardian Automotive; Siegel-Robert Automotive, which the Company had previously acquired; and Lab Radio, which was the Company's European trim business.

-In December 2013, the Company launched a new company called Custom Glass Solutions. Custom Glass Solutions supplies glass products for specialty transportation segments, including commercial vehicles and rescue vehicles. In addition, Custom Glass Solutions is the leading producer of large format, laminated glass systems in North America.

-In February 2017, Koch Industries, Inc. completed the acquisition of the Company. Koch Industries acquired the remaining 55.5% of outstanding shares from the Company’s common stock through an all-trash transaction. In 2012, Koch Industries acquired a 44.5% minority stake in the Company. 

Shareholders

-In February 2017, Koch Industries, Inc. completed the acquisition of the Company. The Company is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries.

Products

Automotive Glass Products
-Windshields
-Side glass/Backlites/Liftgates
-Sunroofs
-Flush fit sliders
-Rain & light sensor
-All-purpose green tinted glass
-PrivaGuard & MidNite Gray - Tinted glass
-Solar management glass
-SilverGuard Infrared Reflective Glass (IRR glass)

SRG Global
Front/Rear end
-Grilles and hood moldings
-Emblems and nameplates
-Rub strips and fascia appliques
-Liftgate and tailgate moldings
-Decklid and trunk lid appliques
-License plate garnishes
-Spoilers

Body Side
-Rocker panels
-Body side moldings
-Fuel filler caps
-Wheel flares/arches
-Wheel covers and caps
-Door handles
-Claddings

Greenhouse
-A, B, C, D pillars
-Window surround moldings
-Roof ditch moldings
-Cowls/Leaf screens
-Door belt moldings

Interiors
-Center console trim
-Steering wheel trim
-Door panel accents
-Instrument panel trim
-Seat trim
-Overhead panel trim

Commercial vehicles
-Grilles
-Headlamp bezels
-Side-view mirror housings
-Sun visor appliques
-Hood vents
-Fascia/bumper inserts
-Wheel caps
-Nameplates

Subsystems
-Active grille shutters
-Integrille - semi-integrated or fully integrated decorative exterior grille with active grille shutters

Custom Glass Solutions
-Windshields
-Door glass
-Heated glass
-Acoustic glass
-Privacy glass
-Solar management glass
-Infrared reflective glass
-Anti-reflective glass
-DiamondGuard scratch resistant glass

History

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.

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