13.09.2016 - 17.09.2016 — Hall: 3.1 Stand: F 65
The history of McGard began in 1959 with the company L.D. McCauley, at that time still specialising in precision assignments for NASA and the US military. In the early sixties Lewis D McCauley developed a safety nut that prevented the theft of wheel rims and tyres. This gave rise in 1964 to McGard, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer and provider of antitheft wheel locks.
The eighties saw the addition of other products, our Special Industrial Applications. Our Special Products Division, in short SPD, was set up to cater to new markets and product applications outside of the automotive sector. Over recent years this line also evolved magnificently and catapulted McGard to the world’s leading manufacturer on the sector of mechanical antitheft systems.
On the automotive sector over thirty car manufacturers all over the world now put their trust in the quality of our products and services. All departments, including development, engineering, quality assurance, manufacture, hardening, surface treatment, sales, and customer services, cooperate at the one source.
Accordingly we can meet the most stringent quality standards in each and every stage of production. On more than one occasion our quality has received testimony and awards from the most diverse quarters.
Since 1994 McGard Deutschland GmbH has been dealing with the needs of our European customers. Since then we could increase the number of our personnel tenfold! Following this encouraging development and in view of additional expansion in future, McGard Deutschland GmbH moved into their new building in Nordheim, Germany, in August 2005.
McGard has been the leading manufacturer of wheel lock systems for more than 40 years. The identification of every McGard employee with McGard products and services is evident.
In 1964 the unique wheel lock with the typical key pattern was launched for the aftermarket by McGard.Equipped with the same characteristics as the standard wheel lock but can only be opened with the right key, the wheel lock also offers exceptional protection for tires and wheels. Our unique design enables a nearly unlimited number of patterns.
McGard has supplied the big names among the automotive manufacturers with safety products since as far back as 1977. Of the more than 30 automotive manufacturers worldwide there is almost no original equipment manufacturer who does not use one or the other of our products. Besides the wheel lock which has been successfully and continuously developed over decades, McGard also offers a lot of other safety solutions for the automotive industry. Safety protection for spare tires, tailgates, hub caps and airbags are only a few of the products from the McGard product range for the automotive industry.
McGard is able to offer a complete product range of marine locks. Whether stern drive locks or propeller locks or outboard locks – manufactured from stainless steel and marine steel plate these locks are designed to meet stringent requirements at sea.
Special Applications - SPD
Since 1980 there has been a separate McGard division specializing in locks which can be classified as neither automotive nor marine. Within our work process we developed locks for manhole covers, electric meters, hydrants and many other applications. Our customers include the major telecommunications providers as well as museums and communities – in fact everybody who has something to lock.
For as long as McGard has existed we have worked continuously to improve ourselves and our products. Thanks to the latest manufacturing methods we are close to achieving our zero defects goal. We therefore use the knowledge we have acquired over more than 40 years and work closely with our customers. Our continuous improvement and our market focused development mean that we are able to fulfill your security needs. All our products are manufactured by the latest manufacturing methods to meet customer requirements .
Whether OEM, Aftermarket, Standard or Special Application – everything is continuously subjected to quality controls. After all it may take as many as 24 manufacturing steps to produce a complete high security lock.
All the safety-relevant manufacturing steps are undertaken at our works. Our in-house production depth enables us to achieve our quality targets. A continuous quality and environmental management helps protect the environment. It goes without saying that McGard is certified to ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001.
Highly qualified and motivated staff ensure that the relevant standards are met. Characteristic of our staff is their identification with and responsibility for our products. Our worldwide presence guarantees our customers the best possible support and supply service.
The numerous awards from our customers prove our highest quality standard.