United Kingdom-based Auto Windscreens has increased production by 40 percent at its factory following news of a national shortage of windshields.

UNITED KINGDOM - Auto Windscreens Reports Replacement Windshield Shortage in United Kingdom
May 7, 2010

The high demand for replacement windshields at the beginning of the year, following the United Kingdom's (UK) worst winter in 30 years, has led to a national shortage of windscreens, according to UK-based Auto Windscreens.

The company reports that many installation companies are experiencing delays, especially for vehicles such as the Vauxhall Zafira, Astra and Vectra, VW Passat and Golf and Audi A4.

Auto Windscreens says it has increased its own production by more than 40 percent at its own windscreen factory to try to make up for the shortage, and is currently running at a capacity of 600 windshields produced a day.

"It's unusual to have a national shortage of windscreens and we've certainly not come across it before," says Nigel Davies, Auto Windscreens sales and marketing director.

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