history seat belt manufacturer






GWR was founded by a formula car racer, who was an early designer of custom racing harnesses.  After working over a decade in the seat belt industry for the leading seat belt manufacturers Autoliv and Bendix (which became Key Safety Systems, and now Joyson), he knew the industry well. In 1982 GWR was started to service the customers that these Seatbelt manufacturers couldn’t help with their streamlined products. The company grew quickly.

Today, GWR® services leading seat and vehicle manufacturers, as well as the aftermarket through our distributors.  We specialize in helping trend setting companies that have a unique need that no other seat belt manufacturer can solve.

Below are a few highlights of our growth:


1970s                    GWR Founder begins competing in Formula Racing and rallys.

1970s & 80s         Works for Klippan, Bendix (now Joyson/Key Safety Systems) and Autoliv, ultimately
becoming General Manager at Autoliv.

1982                 GWR begins manufacturing racing harnesses, seat belts, and wheelchair occupant restraints

1980s                   GWR starts producing safety restraints for Nissan and develops and produces
an extended line of seat belts for passenger car rear seats, and buses.

1990s                   GWR begins partnering with Autoliv for supplies and dynamic crash testing.
Applus IDIADA completes first homologation test together with GWR.

1990s                   GWR begins manufacturing aftermarket seat belts for one of the largest automotive seat belt companies
GWR manufactures & tests custom restraint systems for the European Space Station

1995                    GWR begins supplying seat belts to Suzuki.

2000s               GWR starts producing seat belts for low production vehicles, and including electric cars.

2010s                 GWR expands internationally, increases our product lines, and licenses the patent for retractors in the backs of seats.