GWR® has been a manufacturer of seat belts, harnesses, and safety systems for over 35 years. Our manufacturing facilities in the United States and Europe give us full control over the entire product, and allow us to manufacture customized solutions for many markets around the world. We are always improving our product line and processes, and recently invested $2MM in additional automated machines and technology, increasing our production capacity to over 2 million seat belts, harnesses and safety restraints per year. We have four fully automated seat belt production lines for high volume customers, and eight semi-automated lines for customized products.
We understand that different retractor technology, components, performance and sizing are required for different applications and customer specifications, so we produce many different retractors, buckles, components and webbing so our customers have access to different solutions. We have our own retractor technology, own our own tooling, and manufacture them in-house allowing us to customize for different specifications. Having our own tooling gives us control of our technology and our costs.
At our global facilities we focus on continuously improving our processes, and implementing the principles of Lean Manufacturing. We have designed our lines to be efficient and flexible in order to avoid overburden, inconsistencies, and waste. Our employees have been working with GWR an average of 18 years, offering consistency in quality.
We improve and streamline our business operations continuously, always driving for innovation and evolution. At our manufacturing facilities, we have built a culture of stopping to fix problems, to get quality right the first time. Our manufacturing is organized and ordered using 5S, a system of techniques developed in Japan that help enable Just in Time manufacturing.
The benefits are reduction in defect rates, faster lead times and improved productivity, ultimately creating and delivering value for our customers and safety for the end consumer.
North American Factory
4466 C D Banks
St. Louis, MO 63113
+1 (314) 732-0338
Carrer Barcelonès nº 10
08520 Les Franqueses del Vallès
+34 93 871 76 67
GWR is a leading custom seat belt manufacturer specialized in designing, developing, and manufacturing automotive and non-automotive seat belts. Our products are featured in more than 200 vehicle models produced by over 100 well-diversified customers worldwide. The company has two main technical centers located in the United States and Europe.