Empowered people providing global solutions

This vision has become our unique culture. The people at Gill are excited about the challenges they face every day. Their energy and knowledge, combined with the latest technology, keeps Gill moving in the direction of becoming recognized world wide for our product solutions.


In 1964, John Gill started a small tool and die company with his brother-in-law, Gerald Williams in Grand Rapids, Michigan. John saw a need in the market that wasn’t being met. He knew he could build a better, higher quality, more cost-effective progressive tool than what was currently being offered.


Stamping Products


Welding & Assembling


Technology Investments


Black Box Solution Provider & Product Innovations


Mexico & Europe Expansion


Asia Partnership


Queretaro, MX and Europe Continued Expansion


GRS&S Acquisition, Opened Ireland Facility

Gill began stamping products in the early 1970’s. Welding and assembly began in the 80’s and in the 90’s, when the products being produced were increasing in complexity; John invested in product design and engineering capabilities.

In 1985, John hired his wife, Rita Williams as general manager. Gill Industries was grossing close to $8 million in sales at the time. Rita led the company as CEO until 2009. During which time, she grew sales to over $100 million.

GillĀ is a global leader in the supply of precision-engineered assemblies and modules for the automotive, multi-use vehicle and furniture industries. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, Gill operates 20 manufacturing, development and strategic partner centers in the US, Europe, China, India, Korea and Mexico.

Community Involvement

Gill supports the communities in which we work and live through giving, volunteering, and participating in activities that make our community a strong, safe and healthy place to live.

Environmental Initiatives

Gill Industries 4.2 Environmental Policy (ISO 14001 EMS Level 1 Manual)

Gill Industries is committed to the protection and well-being of its employees, environment, and the communities in which we operate through:

  • Promoting a culture of Safety and Health
  • Preventing adverse impacts on our environment
  • Continuous Improvement of our products, processes, and partnerships.
  • Meeting and where possible exceeding legal, organizational, and environmental requirements.