Guardian Automotive, one of the leading premium auto glass solutions providers, has rebranded as Glavista. The transition follows almost a year’s planning and means that the company – now independent from Guardian – moves forward into an exciting future.
Glavista began as Guardian Automotive manufacturing windshields from 1932 to 1984. The Llodio facility was established in the late eighties to produce laminated and tempered glass for OEM and the aftermarket. A small rented storage area grew into a full warehouse from 1990-1999 in Germany and remains Glavista’s main distribution center.
Then in 2014, Guardian Industries Corp. sold Guardian Automotive Products (GAPI) and Guardian Automotive –E S.A. (GA ESA) to Central Glass Co. Ltd.
The transition from Guardian Automotive to Glavista follows a series of strategic developments for the company. Since 2020, Guardian Automotive has been an independent company focusing only on auto glass solutions. With a new investor, major financing in state-of-the-art equipment at the company’s Center of Excellence in Llodio, Spain, has grown its offering, enabling the manufacture of both laminated and tempered glass. Glavista can now fulfill an even greater range of orders for customers in both the OE and Aftermarket.
With a second-to-none track record in the dynamic automotive industry, spanning almost 90 years, Guardian Automotive has built a hard-earned reputation for producing products of world-beating quality. The unveiling of the Glavista brand marks the next important step in the company’s exciting journey. Its first-class R&D teams continue to monitor the industry’s latest trends and technologies, constantly innovating in the production of auto glass.
The CEO of Glavista, Oscar Tejedor, said: “By consistently pushing the bar in this way, Guardian Automotive established itself as a key player in the automotive revolution. Now, as Glavista, we look forward to continuing on this journey full of interesting goals and challenges. Glavista can now fulfill an even greater range of orders for customers in both the OE and Aftermarket.”