BG Products, Inc., is committed to maintaining vehicles through high quality automotive maintenance services for fuel systems, engines, transmissions, brakes, power steering, cooling, battery, drive line and climate control systems.
Manufactured in El Dorado, Kansas, and distributed all over the world, BG's professional-use products and equipment add more efficiency, miles per gallon and long-term reliability to vehicles. We focus exclusively on products of the highest quality only available through BG.
Unique to the industry, BG Products works, as it always has, through a close-knit network of independent distributors.
Every business day more than 100,000 shops, dealerships and technicians use our products, services, tools and equipment. In a recent national survey, dealership service managers said they use BG Products as their supplier of fluid maintenance service products and equipment by a margin of nearly 3 to 1 over any other supplier.
After World War II, six veterans - John Thompson, Sam Parks, Don Walton, O.J. Connell, Q.T. Williams and Don Broadbent - and a land speed record holder, Roy Leslie, emerged from the difficult days of war with courage, ingenuity and a vision for a great company.
The seven entrepreneurs had years of experience in the automotive industry before coming together in 1971 to form BG Products, Inc. They wanted to base their new company on the contributions of people working together in a common cause of selling superior quality automotive products.
Late in 1971, BG's first two products went to market: Engine Tune-Up and RF-7. In the first full year of business, BG sold products worth just over a half-million dollars. In 1973, BG grew 17 percent. The year after that, 20 percent. Year over year since 1971, BG has shown an impressive growth pattern.
By the 1980s, the supplier of all BG chemistry had been sold to a new company, Witco, which quickly decided to close the Wichita plant. BG purchased the Wichita facility and began manufacturing its own products. With a Research and Development laboratory and proprietary manufacturing processes, BG began to develop new products and to fully capitalize on its existing products.
As the maintenance requirements of ever more sophisticated engines have grown from model year to model year, BG has kept pace with detailed, comprehensive educational programs and a commitment to education resulting in the founding of our own BG University in 1999 and the development of the BG Certified Service Advisor Training website in 2011.
Through changing times and technologies, BG has forged ahead under the steady guidance of directors in a line of succession begun with seven entrepreneurial war heroes.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR DISTRIBUTORS, BG Products, Inc., will be the recognized global market leader and preferred provider of maintenance products and services to the professional trade.
We will differentiate ourselves by providing the highest quality products, ensuring outstanding service and results-oriented training, and in continually bringing new, customer-driven technologies and service solutions to the market to help our customers succeed.