MEKRA Lang North America, an independent company of the MEKRA Group, is the leading manufacturer of rear view vision systems for commercial vehicles. This North American facility also houses the primary engineering, research and design operations for the Western Hemisphere.
Behind the doors of its growing 160,000 square foot facility in Ridgeway, South Carolina, the story of MEKRA Lang unfolds every day in the lives of its employees and the quality of their work. As a technology-based company, with its focus on innovation and the design of high-quality products, the MEKRA Group has achieved a position of global leadership within the industry.
From its founding in 1994, MEKRA Lang North America has grown from a management team of five employees to a workforce of more than 300. Fully-equipped engineering, quality and testing departments support the development of new design and product innovations for customers worldwide. With the addition of an expanded administrative area in May 1999 and plant expansions in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006, MEKRA Lang looks to the future with the capability to address the growing needs of current and prospective customers.
Perhaps the most striking impression a visitor to MEKRA Lang will get is the sense of 'family' amongst its employees which is at the root of the company's history and growth. The original company, established in Fuerth, Germany in 1932, was the vision of its founders, Hans and Frieda Lang.
When a company begins by valuing its employees, everyone benefits. MEKRA Lang North America's "family" produces the world's highest quality, most technologically advanced mirror systems for a growing list of customers. MEKRA Lang has achieved ISO 9000:2000, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949 and ISO/IEC 17025 certifications. In 1999 and 2002 MEKRA Lang was named 'South Carolina's Manufacturer of the Year' for its outstanding dedication to product quality, and as the company motto proclaims, "Taking the Ideal and Making it Real."