Our dedication to excellence
has seen us continually raise
the quality bar in Glavista.

From humble beginnings in the US, to the acquisition of European facilities and the establishment of our centre of excellence, it has been an incredible journey of discovery for the entire team.

And it is only just beginning! 

2021

2021 marks the start of an exciting new era for the company, now called ‘Glavista’.

We are excited to have begun implementing our latest investment plan - adding new laminating and washing lines, as well as state-of-the-art artificial inspection systems to our Llodio plant.


2020

We established ourselves as separate from Guardian Industries in 2020.

Though we retain our many years of experience and know-how, this independence marked an exciting step in our journey forward as key players in the automotive glass industry. Our major investment plan for Llodio adopted that year will see us increase efficiency and productivity, while raising the quality of the end product. 


2010 - 2019

In 2015, we fully acquired our Valencia production plant.

As Celme Engineering, it previously soldered connectors for heated backlights. Our three locations in Llodio, Valencia and Karlsruhe were then united under the name of Guardian Automotive, and we made further investments, including modifications for heatable parts and ADAS products.


2000 - 2009

We continued to refine our technologies, adding a new bending furnace as well as OEM capabilities like a second print and IRR glass manufacturing.

We also invested in a new lamination line, specifically designed to process reflective windshields that had come to prominence within the market. 


1990 - 1999

Our warehouse in Karlsruhe, Germany, was started up and experienced substantial growth during this decade.

 Initially consisting of a small, rented storage area and just a handful of employees, it would eventually develop into the sizable main distribution centre we use today. In Llodio meanwhile, the first major automation machine was created in 1999.


1985 - 1989

We acquired the Llodio facility, which had already been well established in northern Spain as a reputable glass manufacturer. 

Over the years, we invested in a series of developments for the site, evolving to produce laminated and tempered glass for both the OE and AM markets. From this new base in Llodio, we were able to do business with customers all over Europe, and beyond. 


1932 - 1984 

We began our journey to success as The Guardian Glass Company, a small windshield manufacturer in Detroit, USA. Over the years, our reputation grew in the US. 








MISSION, AMBITION AND VALUES

MISSION, AMBITION AND VALUES

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DISTRIBUTION & WAREHOUSE

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