Seeing what’s in front of a vehicle is an essential requirement of driving. That’s why lights and wipers are necessary automotive parts. They help drivers see better at night or during inclement weather. As such, they need to be designed with inspired engineering and made with quality components for superior performance. PIAA has been manufacturing various lighting and wiper system parts like bulbs and wiper arms to meet this need.
Beginning in Japan
In 1963, the PIAA Corporation was founded in Japan with the commitment to manufacture world-class products. This corporation has a technical design center there and it’s where they create their innovative automotive products.
Moving to America
In 1988, the corporation created an American subsidiary, PIAA Corporation, USA. This company has its headquarters in Portland, Oregon, where it also manufactures and distributes lighting systems and automotive accessories.
In 2011, PIAA-USA named Rodger Wagner as its executive vice president because the company has been looking to expand its sales base and overall share of the market. Wagner, a veteran US Marine, has a lot of automotive industry experience under his belt. This experience will be useful as he is leading a company with over 30 years of existence.
Today, PIAA continues to create its lights and wipers for various vehicles. It has also found success in various motorsports competitions like the Baja 1000 and Daytona among others.