SRG Global, a Guardian company and one of the world's leading manufacturers of high value coatings on plastic for the automotive and commercial truck industries, completed its Innovation Center, 18 miles southwest of Detroit, in Taylor, Michigan.
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.
The 6,460-square-foot Innovation Center is strategically located across the street from the company's 63,000-square-foot (5,850-square-meter) Advanced Development Center. The Center features areas for prototyping, testing and scale-up experimentation, as well as an inspiring area for co-innovation.
"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."