CIPA COMPANY HISTORY
Until 1985, CIPA USA was a subsidiary of CIPA-France, an innovative leader in mirror manufacturing for over 65 years. Established in 1926, CIPA-France has played a major role in the design evolution of rear view mirrors. CIPA USA's experience in the development and manufacture of rear view mirrors is derived from the European automobile industry. Clients in the European automobile industry include BMW, Mercedes, Renault, Volvo and Volkswagen. In the United States market, CIPA mirrors can be found on Chrysler, Ford, Honda, and Toyota vehicles, plus some of the finest motorcycles, boats, personal watercraft, ATV/UTV and snowmobiles manufactured.
Since 1985, CIPA USA has been a U.S. privately held corporation operating in Port Huron, Michigan. CIPAcontinues to show healthy growth year after year. At the time of purchase from CIPA-France, the operation had annual sales of 500 thousand dollars. CIPA closed the books in 2012 with sales of 11 million dollars. CIPA currently manufactures its products in the United States, Mexico, and Asia. Having a wide range of offshore factories with which to manufacture, CIPA has been able to tool products at a fraction of the cost, as compared to manufacturing strictly in the US.
From it’s beginning to present, CIPA has continued to provide its automotive, powersports, towing, and other OE, and aftermarket customers with high quality, fast moving products. CIPA's high level of customer service, and just in time deliveries have converted CIPA from a supplier to a partner.
In 1987, CIPA entered the Boating industry as a manufacturer of rear view mirrors to ski boat manufacturers. Today, CIPA leads the market in ski boat mirror products supplied globally.
On a mission to improve customer satisfaction and quality, CIPA completed ISO 9001 Certification, and is registered as an ISO 9001 compliant manufacturer.
After establishing itself as a leading Manufacturer of quality PWC, ATV, Motorcycle, Snowmobile, and Utility Vehicle mirrors in the recreational vehicle industry, CIPA diversified their capabilities and moved into production of related products in 2006. CIPA began bidding OE programs outside the mirror mainstay, and now offers a variety of stamped products, castings, forgings, and other injected molded products. We are also taking a foothold into lighting and other innovative product offerings. CIPA has a whole new line of High Intensity lighting ,and LED lighting applications to offer a wide range of markets. Custom and made to design is our specialty in the OE Markets we serve.
Interested in more information? Call Tom Huber of our Original Equipment Division directly at (810) 479-0924