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Men Seen Running Away after Smashing Car Window

On February 19 in the United Kingdom, two men were spotted smashing a car window and then fleeing the scene. Read more here.

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Gary Lubner Becomes Major Donor for UK’s Labour Party

Former Belron CEO Gary Lubner is poised to become one of the largest donors to the United Kingdom’s Labour Party, with The Week UK reporting that the auto glass magnate may donate approximately $5.3 million USD ahead of the next … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens’ Repair and Replacement Specialists Webchat Celebrates Milestone

Auto Windscreens, an auto glass repair and replacement company in the United Kingdom, celebrated 169,000 webchats at a 5th birthday party with the launch of its artificial intelligence chat bot, “Brian.” The webchat service for automotive glazing repair and replacement … Continue reading

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Slough Supercenter is New Direction for National Windscreens in the UK

National Windscreens celebrated the opening of its new supercenter in Slough last week. The center is the first of its kind for the company in the United Kingdom with a focus on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), according to a … Continue reading

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Belron UK Reduces Carbon Emissions by More Than 40%

In an ongoing commitment to responsible business practices, Belron UK Limited, parent company of Autoglass®, has reduced carbon emissions by 43% in the last four years. Released in Belron UK’s Responsible Business Insights Report, new figures show 13,219 tons of … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Commits to Net-Zero Standard

Auto Windscreens joined the Business Ambition for 1.5°C campaign, the world’s largest and fastest growing group of companies aligning to help halve global emissions by 2030. According to a company statement, Auto Windscreens is committed to the Science Based Targets … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Maker Fires Furnace on 100% Biofuels

Pilkington UK has become the world’s first flat glass manufacturer to fire its furnace on 100% biofuel, as part of an industry trial to find sustainable alternatives to natural gas. A sustainable biofuel made from organic waste materials powered the … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Celebrates SHE Award 2022

Auto Windscreens, which offers windscreen repair and replacement in the United Kingdom, brought home the Safer Logistics Award at the Safety and Health Excellence Awards 2022. The awards recognize innovation and achievements in health and safety, according to a company … Continue reading

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National Windscreens Prepares to Launch First Super Centre in Slough, UK

National Windscreens’ first super centre is scheduled to open in Slough, United Kingdom in April. It will showcase a series of new initiatives on continual improvement of customer experience and adapting to rapid changes in the automotive market, a company … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Appointed Preferred Supplier for Brightside

United Kingdom insurance broker Brightside has appointed Auto Windscreens a preferred provider for auto glass repair, replacement and ADAS calibration. Auto Windscreens maintains auto service centres across the United Kingdom, as well as mobile units. “We’re proud to be working … Continue reading

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Allscreens Nationwide Opens Three New Sites in UK

Windscreen repair and replacement business Allscreens Nationwide has opened three new branches in the west of the UK, as part of its continuing expansion. The new sites are located in Stoke, Exeter and Avonmouth. Click here to read more.  

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Volvo Launches Free Tire Puncture and Windshield Chip Repair Service in UK Only

The plan, when viable, is for Volvo retailers to provide customers with this free tire puncture or windshield chip repair service on Volvo models of any age, helping people get safely back on the road again as soon as possible. … Continue reading

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EV Does It: UK’s Top Cities for Electric Vehicle Ownership

The best and worst cities to drive an electric vehicle in 2022 have been named in exclusive research by Forbes Advisor – and it appears drivers in Sunderland are going to have a much easier experience than those in Portsmouth. … Continue reading

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Autoglass and Bosch Partner on ADAS Recalibration Services in UK

Autoglass, a provider of auto glass repair, replacement and recalibration in the United Kingdom, announced a partnership with Bosch, a global technology provider, which will further the auto glass company’s ADAS recalibration services. Bosch Connected Recalibration tools will be standard … Continue reading

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Motorist Fined for Driving with Just a Tiny ‘Porthole’ in Misted-up Windscreen

A driver has been fined by police after being caught driving with their windscreen completely misted over. Click here to read more.  

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Glazing Company Fined for Failing to Control Risks of Vibrating Tools

A glass and glazing company, which installs and repairs windscreens and side windows to buses, coaches, motor homes and trains, has been fined for failing to adequately control the risk to its employees from using vibrating tools. Click here to … Continue reading

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Car Insurance Costs Already Soaring Under Tough New Rules Implemented This Week

Motor insurance costs have already risen as insurers look to claw back profits lost from new regulations. Click here to read more.  

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Driver Left with Broken Window Due to Life-Like Doll

A very life-like baby doll left the owner of a vehicle in the United Kingdom with a broken window. A post on the Cleveland Police Department in northern England’s Facebook page showed a photo of the doll, which a passerby mistook … Continue reading

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British Airways Jet’s Windscreen Smashed by Block of Ice from Plane Flying 1,000 Feet Above

A British Airways jet suffered a shattered windscreen when a block of ice fell from another plane flying 1,000ft above, causing misery for passengers unable to get back to the UK for Christmas. Click here to read more.  

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Auto Windscreens Sets Goal to Grow in New Year

After opening seven service centres in 2021, Auto Windscreens, which provides windscreen repair and replacement services in the United Kingdom, is ready to further expand in 2022. The company just celebrated 50 years in business, and added services in Horsham, … Continue reading

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UK’s Autoglass® Reaches Digital Milestone

Autoglass® will complete 400,000 online bookings in 2021, a first for the company which provides vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration in the United Kingdom. The milestone comes after the company increased online bookings, from 25% to 60% of all … Continue reading

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Weather-related Claims Peak Early After Storms Arwen and Barra

Auto Windscreens reports an early peak this year in weather-related claims in the United Kingdom following storms Arwen and Barra, which brought heavy rain and snow to the region. “We usually see the most weather-related claims between mid-January and March,” … Continue reading

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ADAS Should Be Centre Stage for New Road Collision Investigation Branch

The Department for Transport (DfT) recently launched a consultation into the creation of a Road Collision Investigation Branch. This has the potential to be a big step forward for road safety, particularly with the increased use of Advanced Driver Assistance … Continue reading

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Autoglass® Renews Supplier Deal With NFU Mutual

Autoglass®, a United Kingdom-based vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration company, renewed its supplier deal with the National Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Society Limited UK (NFU Mutual). NFU Mutual is a mutual insurance organization with more than 900,000 members and … Continue reading

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Sean Draycott Appointed New Operations Director at Auto Windscreens

Auto Windscreens has appointed Sean Draycott as its new operations director. Draycott has worked for the business for 16 years, starting as a technician in North London and moving up the ranks to his previous role as regional manager for … Continue reading

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National Windscreens Take Step Closer to Carbon Neutrality

National Windscreens has taken steps to further its environmental and sustainability objectives across its business, analyzing details to minimize carbon emissions. A focus on environmental, sustainability and governance (ESG) is playing out across the United Kingdom economy, not least against … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Wins ‘Large Employer of the Year’ at Sheffield City Region Apprenticeship Awards

Auto Windscreens, a Chesterfield, United Kingdom-based windshield repair and replacement company, is celebrating after winning the ‘Large Employer of the Year’ category at the Sheffield City Region Apprenticeship Awards 2021 last night. Held for the fourth time at the Hilton … Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Celebrates ‘Clearly Going Places’ for 50 Years

Auto Windscreens celebrated its 50th anniversary on May 20, 2021. It was established in 1971 as a family business in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, United Kingdom, where its head office is still based today. When the company first opened its doors, the … Continue reading

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UK Automotive Glass Company Succeeds with ‘New Ideas’

A combination of taking care of his employees and a strong focus on customers has made Auto Windscreens one of the leading automotive glass companies in the United Kingdom. Speaking at a presentation titled “Focus on Your Strategy” October 6 … Continue reading

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U.K.-Based Autoglass® Launches ADAS Calibration Protocol Nationwide

United Kingdom-based Autoglass® is rolling out its new solution to calibrate Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) throughout the country. The company is also working on an industry code of practice for calibration, which is due for publication later this year. Continue reading

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Autoglass® Gains Head of Central Operations

Graham Palin has been appointed the head of central operations for United Kingdom-based Autoglass®. He will be responsible for all centrally-managed operational teams, including three service delivery centers and the network of district support teams. Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Opens Training Academy

United Kingdom-based Auto Windscreens has opened a new Training & Innovation Academy for automotive glass repair and replacement technicians. The education center is accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI). Continue reading

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Auto Windscreens Leader Says Company to Grow by 40 Percent

Through its acquisition of AA AutoWindshields, United Kingdom-based Auto Windscreens will grow by an estimated 40 percent, increasing its market share to 20 percent, says Chris Thornton, managing director of the company. What makes this deal unique is that the AGRR market in the U.K. has been “depressed” for several years, he adds. Continue reading

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Nationwide Windscreen Services Opens Its First ADAS Calibration Center

United Kingdom-based Nationwide Windscreen Services (NWS) has opened an AGRR branch and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) calibration center in Leicester, U.K. Continue reading

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