SRG Global™ celebrates expansion in Spain with new low emissions painting line
Troy, Mich., September 25, 2017 – Company officials from SRG Global, a Guardian company, were joined by employees and their families at an opening celebration held yesterday to mark the expansion of the company’s facility in Liria, Spain.
SRG Global is a Tier 1 interior and exterior trim supplier providing solutions for the automotive and commercial truck industries. The expansion supports the company’s production of high value coatings for automotive plastics and subsystems in Europe.
The expansion at Liria adds 10,000 square meters to the existing 45,000-square-meter facility and features a state-of-the-art painting line. Sustainability and efficiency were the driving factors for the new line, which features the latest technologies available to improve part complexity in size, geometry and asset optimization.
“We are committed to continuous improvement in energy efficiency and development of innovative technologies which will result in reduced air emissions,” said Jose Manuel Sanchez, managing director of SRG Global for Europe and Asia. “This modern painting line is another step toward upholding that vision and illustrates our dedication to becoming a benchmark company regarding sustainability and long-term value creation.”
Located in the province of Valencia, the Liria plant employs approximately 850 people and produces exterior trim assemblies for various global automakers. It is one of SRG Global´s largest manufacturing facilities. Since starting production in 1992, it has supplied parts to most of the global auto manufacturers with a focus on the European region. By the end of this year, more than 1,5 million vehicles will feature parts manufactured at SRG Global in Liria.
For further information about SRG Global™, visit www.srgglobal.com.
Photo Credit: Juan Gimeno Sanahuja
Photo Credit: Juan Gimeno Sanahuja
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, Mich., 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 a positive impact in our environment and society. Beyond the finish™.
About Guardian Industries
Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs around 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian’s diverse group of companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products; the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries; and the distribution of specialty building products. Guardian’s vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc. Visit guardian.com.