Honoring half a century of improving the travel experience
1969 was a monumental year. The first man walked on the moon, music festivals like Woodstock swept the nation, and Richard Nixon was sworn in as America’s president. That same year marked the beginning for SWARCO, our parent company, when late-founder Manfred Swarovski opened his first glass-bead factory in Austria.
Fast forward 50 years, and what began as a single glass-bead factory has transformed into a global family of 80 companies, including McCain. We are thrilled to be part of the SWARCO family and now there’s even more reason to celebrate — SWARCO's golden birthday! That’s right, SWARCO joins an elite group of companies that have been in business for half a century.
SWARCO by the Numbers
So, what does a company who drives the industry forward with innovation look like today?
50 years in the making
80 companies that together offer one of the most complete intelligent traffic solution portfolios.
Passionate and innovative individuals that design, build, and support safe, comfortable, and environmentally-friendly solutions.
SWARCO products can be found on the roads of more than 70 countries around the globe.
World-class team to support them all
Mobility experts across the globe come together as a single team to provide progressive and integrated ITS solutions.
A lot can happen in 50 years. This is especially true for the SWARCO family who embodies the innovative, hard-charging, and customer-centric spirit of its late founder.
SWARCO started by producing reflective glass beads for road markings. Nowadays, SWARCO is among the world leaders in integrated traffic solutions. The intervening years have been an exciting time filled with unforeseen changes in transportation. Why not join us on a brief journey to the late 60s and back.
Cheers to You
Joining SWARCO has provided McCain with new opportunities and access to a global suite of ITS solutions. From the beginning, SWARCO believed in McCain and what we can do. They made investments to increase our production capacity and hired new team members, helping to solidify our position as an ITS leader, not only within North America, but within the global SWARCO family. None of McCain or SWARCO’s milestone achievements would be possible without the dedication of a diverse group of passionate, entrepreneurial, and innovative team members.
To keep up with all the fun throughout this year of celebration be sure to follow us on social media, and look for the hashtag #50yrsofSWARCO.