Our Company

Our history, our strong roots

In 1932, amidst the Great Depression, Guardian Glass Company boldly opened operations in Detroit, Michigan. They grew from an automotive windshield glass fabricator into Guardian Industries, a supplier to automobiles worldwide. After the Second World War, two new companies, Siegel-Robert Automotive and Automotive Molding Company (AMC) supplied manufacturers with plating and injection molding for exterior body components.
Siegel-Robert would come to pioneer chrome-plated plastics in the 1960s, as the operations of Guardian Industries expanded to include windshield fabricating, 10 automotive glass distribution centers, and a photofinishing division. These strong roots formed the next steps in Guardian Industries' automotive history.


SRG Global Timeline


SRG Global® forms strategic partnership with The Lighting Consultants, an automotive lighting manufacturer.


SRG Global opens small batch PVD and paint line at Research & Development Center in Taylor, Michigan.


SRG Global launches integrated tech with active grille shutter program


SRG Global opens Innovation Center building at Research & Development Center in Taylor, Michigan.


SRG Global opens its Xiaogan, China facility.


SRG Global opens its new World Headquarters in Troy, Michigan.


SRG Global opens its expanded Irapuato, Mexico facility.


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.


A new SRG Global facility in Irapuato, Mexico starts production.


SRG Global opens its at Research & Development Center in Taylor, Michigan. Exclusively dedicated to research and product innovation, the new full-scale facility is set to develop the future of plastics coating technology.


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.


AMC (an exterior body component manufacturer) 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.


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