In these ever changing times it’s very difficult for Phoenix Glass, much less our customers, to keep up with who’s who in the Auto Glass world. There are only a small few still in business, at least here in the Good Ole USA, that have the same owners much less the same manufacturers name. This isn’t by far a complete listing of manufacturers. Manufacturers contract’s change all the time and the way things have went to date (2010), by the time you read this much of this information may have changed.AP Technoglass,part of the Asahi Co Ltd Companies in Japanis said to be the largest automotive glass manufacturer in the world, has been manufacturing safety glass in the United Statesfor domestic and import automobiles since 1986. This high quality manufacturer is an OEM to many foreign and domestic auto makers including Honda, Isuzu, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota, Saturn and other GM vehicles.Auto Temp, Inc.is a highly sophisticated manufacturer of automotive tempered products, door, vent quarter and back glasses and All of their products are manufactured in the USA.ATI manufactures quality uniformly tempered curved and flat glass and is the after market OEM Auto Glass Manufacturer for the Daimler Chrysler Corporation as well as the OEM Auto Glass Manufacturer for Western Star, Navistar, and Mazda.Carliteprovides the entire line of OEM parts from windshields to door, vent, quarter and back glass parts. Carlite also provides a broad range of quality domestic and foreign parts including GM, Daimler-Chrysler, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota, Volvo and more. All Carlite products are manufactured to meet OEM standards. Carlite was sold on April 1, 2011 toCentral Glass Co. Ltd based out of Japan.
PPG - Pittsburgh Plate Glass. PPG Started out in 1883 and had been designing, improving and manufacturing automotive windshields since they were invented. PPG's global presence enabled them to build a history of supplying quality automotive auto glass and for both OEM and replacement markets to the top car companies in the world. In August of 2008, PPG sold 60% of its auto glass business to a New York private equity group called Kohlberg & Co. LLC. PPG Industries Inc. automotive glass business was renamed to PGW, Pittsburgh Glass Works.PGW - Pittsburgh Glass Works. In August of 2008 a New York private equity group called Kholberg & Co. LLC purchased a 60% majority stake of PPG’s auto glass business. At this point PPG’s automotive glass business was renamed to PGW, Pittsburgh Glass Works. In May of 2009 PGW entered into a partnership with Daimler AG to supply automotive glass to the German vehicle manufacturer. Under the new, multi-year contract, PGW became the primary windshield, door and rear window supplier for Mercedes-Benz cars and sport utility vehicles.
Vivexis Venezuela'slargest OEM auto glass supplier to automotive manufacturers worldwide. Vivex was formed in 1964 and their primary customers are, Toyota, MMC-Hyundai, General Motors and Ford Motor Company. In addition, Vivex provides products to heavy transport such as ENCAVA, Andean, Iveco, Intercar and others. Vivex has exported replacement windshield, door, vent, quarter and back glass parts to the USA, Brazil, Colombia and Italy since 1985.
Vitro, S.A. de C.V,through its subsidiary companies, is one of the world's leading glass producers. Trademarked by several other names, such as Crinamex, Vitro Flex, VPM and others. Vitro is an OEM windshield, door, vent, quarter and back glass supplier to many foreign and domestic auto and truck manufacturers.
Sekurit, Autover,Claims to be the number one windshield automotive replacement glass in Europe. Saint Gobain/Sekurit has been the long time OEM supplier of windshields, back glasses, door glasses, vent glasses and quarter glasses to some of the finest automobiles worldwide including Audi, Volkswagen, General Motors Cadillac and many others.
Pilkington < LOFAutomotive Glass Replacement provides OEM quality glass parts such as windshield, door, quarter, vent and back glasses to auto glass replacement professionals throughout the United States and has markets extending into Canada and Mexico. Over the years, Pilkington developed a large number of glass operations around the world, each with their local identity. Several other brand names have been absorbed by the Pilkington brand such as Triplex, SIV, Libbey Owen’s Ford (LOF), and Blindex. In 2006 Nippon Sheet Glass of Japanwho already owned 20% of the company, purchased the remaining 80% reportedly to be able to take on Asahi Glass, the world's number one player. NSG believes its close ties to Toyota and Honda will help it secure more business from the car sector, Pilkington's biggest market. Pilkington provides glazing for one in three of the world's vehicles and supplies all of the major vehicle groups including Toyota, GM, Ford, Daimler, VW, Renault/Nissan, PSA Peugeot Citroen, Honda BMW and Volvo.
Mopar, Daimler Chrysler, Safeguard, OEM glass has been developed exclusively for Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge and Jeep vehicles.
Guardianhas built or acquired more than 21 glass fabrication plants and remains a top 100 automotive OEM supplier to the global automotive industry all over the world.
The Fuyao Group Limitedis the wholly owned subsidiary of Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co. Ltd and are registered in Hong Kong. It is the official and sole overseas representative and marketing and sales platform for Fuyao automotive safety glass for replacement used in vehicles worldwide, including the safety glass for light vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles, bus, coaches and off road vehicles. The Fuyao Group claims that they maintain the same standards to quality suppliers and materials, including float glass and inter layers. They also state that they uses the same production and processing equipment for both OEM and ARG, and applies the same quality control and testing system. FY further states that there is no difference between OEM and ARG products except for the logo. FY's OEM products bear the vehicle's brand name, whereas ARG aftermarket products do not. FYG made products bearing the FYG logo are the same quality as OE parts because they are actually OE Equivalent Spare Parts. The photo to your right shows automobile companies that use FY as one of their suppliers for their OEM auto glass parts.
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Vitro - In March of 2017 Vitro, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: VITROA), a leading North American glass producer headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico anounced they had acquired Pittsburgh Glass Works’ (PGW) automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) glass business from LKQ Corporation.
LKQ Corporation - In April of 2016 LKQ Corperation who is a provider of alternative and specialty parts to repair and accessorize automobiles and other vehicles purchased PGW and sold it 11 months later to Vitro.