SRG Global, a Guardian company, has started its Innovation Center located in Taylor, Mich., USA. The 6,460-square-foot (600-square-meter) Innovation Center is across the street from the company’s 63,000-square-foot (5,850-square-meter) Advanced Development Center. The Innovation Center has facilities for prototyping, testing, and scale-up experimentation, as well as an inspiring area for co-innovation. The design of the Innovation Center encourages creativity and advancement. The Innovation Center complements the Advanced Development Center by fusing the ideation, concept development and product validation processes seamlessly.
David Dunford, vice president of Global Engineering & Innovation, said,”This investment further reinforces our commitment to customers and society by expanding our research and development footprint. 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.”
James DeLaHoussaye, global director of Innovation, added,”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. This will support our vision of providing innovative engineering solutions and our goal of value-added functional integration.”
SRG Global, headquartered in Troy, Mich., USA, 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 offers solutions for greater surface durability, structural integrity, enhanced functionality, vehicle efficiency and design flexibility.
Based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Guardian Industries is a diversified, global company with operates facilities manufacturing float, value-added coated and fabricated glass products and solutions for architectural, residential, interior, transportation and technical glass applications.