SRG Global™, a Guardian company, has completed its Innovation Center located in Taylor, Mich., USA.
The Innovation Center, which opens today, is designed to encourage creativity and advancement. The space features areas for prototyping, testing and scale-up experimentation, as well as an inspiring area for co-innovation. The 6,460-square-foot (600-square-meter) Innovation Center is strategically located across the street from the company's 63,000-square-foot (5,850-square-meter) Advanced Development Center.
"This investment further reinforces our commitment to customers and society by expanding our research and development footprint," said David Dunford, vice president of Global Engineering & Innovation. "The Innovation Center enables us to focus on creating value through innovative products and processes by allowing us to experiment, disrupt the status quo and discover the unmet needs of our customers."
According to Dunford, the Innovation Center complements the Advanced Development Center by fusing the ideation, concept development and product validation processes seamlessly.
"This new facility will help us expand our global R & D capabilities from a strong base of chemical, mechanical and industrial engineers to material scientists, physicists and electrical and lighting engineers," said James DeLaHoussaye, global director of Innovation. "This will support our vision of providing innovative engineering solutions and our goal of value added functional integration."
As a leading global manufacturer, SRG Global is well-known as a Tier 1 interior and exterior trim supplier, providing solutions that add both style and function for the automotive and commercial truck industries.
For further information about SRG Global™, visit www.srgglobal.com
About SRG Global™
SRG Global, a Guardian company, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high value coatings on plastic for the automotive and commercial truck industries with a manufacturing presence in major world regions including North America, Western and Central Europe and Asia. SRG Global is headquartered in Troy, Mich., USA. Through its Innovation Center in Taylor, Mich., and its Advanced Development Centers in Taylor MI, USA; Liria, Spain; and Suzhou, China, SRG Global works to enhance manufacturing processes and accelerates development and delivery of the next generation of coating technologies and sub-systems. SRG Global engineers solutions for greater surface durability, structural integrity, enhanced functionality, vehicle efficiency and design flexibility. The result is the development of innovative exterior and interior products and processes that create value for customers and consumers, and create a positive impact in our environment and society. Beyond the finish™.
About Guardian Industries Corp.
Based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Guardian Industries is a diversified, global company with a vision to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 17,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian Glass is a leading international manufacturer of float, value-added coated, and fabricated glass products and solutions for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications. SRG Global is one of the world's largest manufacturers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics for the automotive and commercial truck industries, providing solutions for greater surface durability, structural integrity, functionality, vehicle efficiency and design flexibility. Guardian Building Products is a leading U.S. based distributor of specialty building products. For more information, visit www.guardian.com