How many companies can you say have been in business for over 100 years and spans over four generations of family members. Well if you happen to know the world's largest car, boat and plane surface care products company, the answer is simple - Meguiar's, of course. If history is an indication of what we can expect from Meguiar's in the future, we are all in for a car detailers treat!
It all started back in 1901, when Frank Meguiar, Jr. made his first bottle of furniture polish. When he first began, he made one bottle of furniture polish at a time using an eggbeater. His business grew just in time for the first horseless carriages or automobile. Of course, they were first made out of wood which started the Meguiar's Car Wax business we know today. The answer to their success lies with the companies driving force and passion for what they do. They view their family business as much more than just a business, it's their family inborn passion that fuels their driving force and steadfast determination to never sell a car care product, including their car wax, polish, compounds, unless they are convinced it was the very best of its kind on the market.
Through the early years, Meguiar's Mirror Glaze polishes and waxes, intended for professional use, were primarily used by car manufacturers, car dealers, body shops, and detailers. Most custom painters polished their customer's automobiles with Meguiar's products, so the majority of cars put on display in car shows reflected finishes achieved with the use of Meguiar's professional-line products. As car shows became prevalent in the 60's, the masses of people attending them began to recognize that it was the use of Meguiar's polishes that created the brilliant, high-gloss finishes. Growing numbers of people began pressuring retailers to stock Meguiar's Mirror Glaze products. Compelled by the demands of these enthusiastic fans, the family formally introduced its Meguiar's brand of consumer automotive products in 1973. Today, the Meguiar's family of car wax, car polish saturate the consumer marketplace.While Meguiar's corporate headquarters are in Irvine, CA, they manufacture their products in their 200,000-sq. ft., state-of-the-art production facility in Nashville, TN.