HERITAGE CELEBRATING OVER 110 YEARS OF CAR CLEANING PRODUCTS
LAUNCH OF THE ULTIMATE LINE
The most technologically advanced and best performing range of Meguiar’s products is unveiled to the world, as the Ultimate line featuring the ever-popular Ultimate Quik Detailer hits the shelves.
100 YEARS OF CARE AND ATTENTION
A century after creating the first bottle of furniture polish in a garage, Meguiar’s celebrates 100 years of keeping planes, trains and automobiles looking their glimmering best. Not to mention being acknowledged as one of the world’s leading surface care products companies.
CLEANING UP TELEVISION
For Barry Meguiar, his whole life has been spent loving and caring for cars. But what makes Barry so unique, is his burning passion to expand the hobby. For decades he’s travelled all over the planet sharing his passion for cars and supporting car clubs, automotive events and museums. With the power of the Internet and our new generation phones, Barry Meguiar saw Car Crazy as the perfect opportunity to unite tens of millions of Enthusiasts around the world using cutting edge technology.
CLEANING UP AROUND THE WORLD
Meguiar’s opens up offices across the globe, introducing the ever-expanding product range to a whole new audience.
SHINING CARS, SHINING DEMAND
With car shows becoming increasingly popular, enthusiasts began to recognise that it was Meguiar’s polishes that were creating the brilliant high-gloss finishes on display. Retailers began to be inundated with requests to stock Meguiar’s Mirror Glaze products, which at the time were only available for professional use.
PERFECTING A WINNING FORMULA
Frank Meguiar, Jr. continues to develop class-leading cleaning products, always staying true to his belief that he would never sell a product unless he was convinced it was the very best on the market. Four generations later that belief remains.
ONE MAN. ONE EGGBEATER. ONE VISION
With the help of his family, an eggbeater and a tin bath, Frank Meguiar, Jr. creates his first bottle of furniture polish in his garage. Each night enough polish would be made to fulfil orders for the following morning and pay for that day’s groceries. The operation’s grown more than a little since.
SHINY NEW WEBSITE REVEALED
Meguiar’s launches a new, fully responsive website to ensure the ever-expanding range of products is only ever a few clicks away.
BREAKING NEW GROUND. AGAIN
Meguiar’s continues to demonstrate a passion for innovation with the launch of the ground-breaking, fully synthetic NXT Generation line of products.
PEBBLE BEACH PRESTIGE
At the 50th anniversary of the world-famous Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, 21 out of the 25 Best of Class winners all achieved their flawless looks using Meguiar’s products. Unsurprisingly, the overall Best of Show winner was also a Meguiar’s advocate.
SETTING THE GOLD STANDARD
Building on the continued success of the company, the Gold Class range is introduced to instant acclaim.
CONSUMER AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS LAUNCH
Following the constant demand from enthusiasts for a consumer range of products, tthe Meguiar’s brand of consumer automotive products, the Classic line, is officially introduced. Happily, over 40 years later that marketplace enthusiasm still remains as high as ever.
KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY
Following the passing of Frank Meguiar, Jr. the family business is taken to the next level by his three sons. Maurice, the eldest, managed sales while Kenneth, the youngest, was in charge of production. It was Malcolm in the middle who shared his late father’s love for formulating and it was this passion that led Malcolm to create many of the company’s existing products including Meguiar’s Cleaner Wax – the number one selling liquid car wax in America.
FROM FOUR LEGS TO FOUR WHEELS
With the rising popularity of horseless carriages, Frank Meguiar, Jr. spotted that the mainly wooden automobiles were coated with the same finishes that were applied to furniture. An obvious transition soon followed leading to a long-standing relationship in the automotive industry.