Our history, our strong roots
In 1932, in the depths of the Great Depression, Guardian Glass Company boldly opened operations in Detroit, Michigan as a small automotive windshield glass fabricator. The company grew to become Guardian Industries Corp, a top-100 supplier to the worldwide automotive industry. As the industry returned to civilian vehicle production after the Second World War, two new companies, Siegel-Robert Automotive and Automotive Molding Company (AMC), supplied manufacturers with plating and injection molding in plastic exterior body components.
Siegel-Robert would eventually pioneer chrome-plated plastics in the 1960’s. By the late 1960’s, the operations of Guardian Industries had expanded to include windshield fabricating, 10 automotive glass distribution centers, and a photofinishing division, the strong roots for the next steps in Guardian Industries Corp. automotive history.
SRG Global Timeline
SRG Global™ opens its new World Headquarters in Troy, Michigan.
SRG Global opens its expanded Irapuato, Mexico facility.
SRG Global breaks ground for its second China facility in Xiaogan.
SRG Global announces the expansion of its Ibi, Spain facility and breaks ground for expansion of its Irapuato, Mexico facility.
FALTEC SRG Global (Thailand) Co. Ltd, a joint venture of SRG Global and Faltec, starts production.
The new SRG Global facility in Irapuato, Guanajuato Mexico started production.
SRG Global opens its Advanced Development Center in Taylor, Michigan. Exclusively dedicated to research and product innovation, the new facility is slated to develop the future of plastics coating technology for industries worldwide.
Later that year, SRG Global breaks ground on a manufacturing facility in Bolesławiec, Poland.
SRG Global™ is born, combining the trim operations of Guardian Automotive and Siegel-Robert to form one of the largest manufacturers of chrome plated plastic parts in the world. The new company is headquartered in Warren, Michigan, with operations around the globe.
Guardian acquires Siegel-Robert Automotive, the largest manufacturer of electroplated plastic parts for the North American automotive industry.
Guardian acquires trim manufacturer Lab. Radio in Líria, Spain.
Automotive Molding Company — a manufacturer of exterior body components — is acquired, making Guardian the first Tier 1 automotive supplier for both glass and trim products.
Guardian Industries’ sales surpass the billion-dollar mark.
Guardian goes private after 17 years as a public company.
Guardian acquires Windsor Plastics, a manufacturer of decorative injection molded products, which becomes Guardian Automotive Trim.