As a leading manufacturer of window film and paint protection film, Solar Gard is proud to partner with an impressive network of skilled artisans, business leaders, and entrepreneurs. In celebration of those dealers and installers, Solar Gard announces our 2017 Featured Partner series. Starting March 1, 2017, each month we will highlight one of Solar Gard’s exceptional partners.

We are excited to recognize our outstanding dealers and we look forward to sharing their compelling stories!

Partner Vedette Octobre 2017


Apart from starting your own business, what is the most important decision you have made that has contributed to your success?
A part le fait de devenir indépendant, quelle est  la décision la plus importante que vous avez prise qui a contribué à votre réussite ?

The association with the right people, good partners, good suppliers, Solar Gard is one example.
L’association avec les bonnes personnes, les bons partenaires, les bons fournisseurs, Solar Gard en est un exemple.

What is the best advice you have taken?
Quel est le meilleur conseil que vous ayez suivi ?

To believe in one’s convictions and abilities.
De croire dans ses convictions et ses capacités.

What inspires you?
Qu’est-ce qui vous inspire ?


What do you like about Solar Gard products?
Qu’aimez –vous dans les produits Solar Gard ?

The quality, the durability of the products, the notoriety and the advanced technology of the films proposed in the range.
La qualité, la durabilité des produits, la notoriété, la technologie de pointe des films proposés dans la gamme.

Why do you choose to partner with Solar Gard?
Pourquoi choisissez-vous de vous associer à Solar Gard ?

The transparency, the responsiveness, the professionalism and the sympathy of the teams for many years. Solar Gard shares the same passion for innovation as Vetrox!
La transparence, la réactivité, le professionnalisme et la sympathie des équipes depuis de nombreuses années. Solar Gard partage la même passion pour l’innovation que Vetrox !

What is the car of your dreams?
Que est la voiture de vos rêves ?

Ford Mustang 72.
Ford Mustang 72.

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As the recent recipient of Solar Gard’s Lifetime Achievement Award, this month’s Featured Partner, Durable Ltd., has a long-standing commitment to window film. We wanted this unique team to tell their story – their way.

Durable Solar Control Ltd. first set up business almost 50 years ago, making us the oldest window film company in Europe. While Buzz Aldrin was landing on the moon and millions of American youth converging on a farm in Woodstock, NY, we were busy creating an organization to serve the rapidly growing demand for glass tinting. And almost 45 years ago, Durable and Solar Gard became partners, enjoying a successful relationship ever since.

“I started in 1982 with Durable on what was to be a yearlong stay. 35 years later I am still here, along with my fellow Directors Nick and Tony – who both have worked for Durable for well over 40 years – and many of our team’s veterans with decades of service to the window film marketplace. We must be doing something right!”

– Peter Barnes, Director, Durable

Durable has a great pedigree and an unrivaled heritage (not to mention 130 years of industry tenure between just Peter, Nick and Tony!). We continue to go from strength to strength, pairing our years of experience and knowledge with a focus on developing new products and markets.



Congratulations to Urban Hägg, Owner of MÄLARFILM in Sweden, on being named Solar Gard’s July 2017 Featured Partner – Europe! He took a moment to share some valuable insight into his operations and continued success:

What made you take the leap into entrepreneurship?

I started my business in 2004. I found the architectural window film business to be very interesting and the window film product was without any doubt a product for the future.

What is the most challenging part of running your business? How do you tackle that challenge?

When installing exterior window film, the weather has to be right to get great results. Planning, scheduling and preparing is key to tackling that challenge.

What do you enjoy most about your business?

I enjoy meeting new people every day and it’s rewarding when your customers are satisfied with your work. Also, I appreciate having flexibility when planning my days.

What 3 things have been critical to your success?

• Well executed installations.



Congratulations to Paul Machielsen, Founder & Owner of Luna Glass Tinting in Best, Netherlands, on being named Solar Gard’s June 2017 Featured Partner – European Union.

Mr. Machielsen took a few moments to share some valuable insight into his business and continued success:

What is the most challenging part of running your business? How do you tackle that challenge?

Constantly staying ahead of the market, and being the first on new market trends, is my primary strategic challenge.

By following the market and consumer needs very closely, I am able to set myself apart from what is currently offered by competitors, or provide it in a new way. When I started, window film was on the market for more than 20 years in The Netherlands – I gave it a new twist!


Are you a Solar Gard dealer? Email to become the next Solar Gard Featured Partner!