The EGR Story.
Founded by edward,
Greg & Rod Horwill
Working out of the garage of their family home in Melbourne, Australia. Greg and Rod purchased rejected sheets from Ted, who was working at acrylic manufacturer Nylex and began producing acrylic coffee tables, which they sold to interior design shops around Melbourne. In 1973, Greg relocated to Brisbane and borrowed $2,000 from the Commercial Bank of Australia. It was in that year that EGR was formally registered, using the initials of the brothers Greg and Rod and their father Edward. 10 years later in 1983, the brothers saw a need for drivers to be able to protect their quartz halogen headlights from breaking. To service this need EGR Automotive was born. beginning with the production of acrylic headlight covers for the iconic XD Ford Falcon.
Today, EGR is still a family-owned and run business and has become a world-leading manufacturer of the highest quality automotive accessories that has supplied some of the world's largest OEMs for nearly 50 years.
The company's headquarters are located in Brisbane, Australia with offices and manufacturing sites across twelve separate global locations. Servicing over 180 markets and employing over 1,000 people, EGR is truly a global company.
Servicing over 180
markets and employing
over 1,000 people, EGR is
truly a global company.
At EGR, we never
Innovation and engineering excellence are at the core of EGR's history and continue to drive the company forward. In fact, over 20% of EGR's global workforce is working on developing new and innovative products to create the best experience possible for all vehicle drivers.
EGR's team utilises the best practice technology to help design and produce the most innovative products on the market. This has been proven as the world's largest OEMs have trusted EGR to develop and produce products for their new state-of-the-art vehicles. At EGR we never stand still and the entrepreneurial spirit of our founders runs through the whole company as we are always looking at what's next.
A Global Leader
For over 40 years the world's largest OEMs (motor companies) have used EGR to create genuine products for their vehicles. With our extensive global footprint (12 sites servicing 180 markets) EGR has been able to develop a reputation amongst OEMs as a high-quality accessories provider - so much so they brand our products as their own.
With Quality Control
At the forefront
At EGR we are proud to be a manufacturer. For over 45 years EGR has set the standard in producing the highest quality vehicle accessories. A just-in-time manufacturer, EGR utilises state-of-the-art technologies and manufacturing practices to ensure we deliver the best possible product for our customers. A vertically integrated manufacturer we produce most of our products completely in-house from the design stage, through to the finished product to ensure we maintain our highest standard and have complete control over the process from start to finish.
We have a stringent quality control system in place, ensuring our exceptionally high standards are maintained and are recognised internationally by the ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 certified standards. These factors, combined with our level of automation, and highly skilled staff enable us to consistently produce the world's best automotive accessories.