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Apple’s New Patent Focuses on Windshield Area Intrusion Control

In what could be a revolutionary development for the auto industry, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has officially granted Apple a patent related to windshield area intrusion control. Apple’s granted patent (11,021,126), which has been covered and analyzed by … Continue reading

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Autoglass® Appoints Chris Abbotson as National Sales Manager

Autoglass®, a UK-based vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration company, has appointed Chris Abbotson as national sales manager to lead the company’s commercial team. Abbotson has been part of the senior leadership team at Autoglass® for more than 13 years … Continue reading

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Autoglass Extends LeasePlan UK Contract

Autoglass, whose parent company is Belron and is headquartered in the UK, announced a two-year extension to its partnership with LeasePlan UK. The renewal of the contract will see Autoglass continue offering its auto glass repair, replacement and recalibration services … Continue reading

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Training Required for Drivers to Maximise ADAS Safety Benefit

IAM Roadsmart is calling for “comprehensive” training on the use of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). It follows the publication of a highly influential report by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) entitled ‘How to maximize the road safety benefits … Continue reading

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Half of Drivers are Unaware That Chipped Windscreens Could Fail Their MOT

Drivers are worryingly unaware of a common threat that could lead to a failed MOT test this winter, according to Autoglass. The company conducted a survey that found 24% of drivers incorrectly believe that windscreen chips are not a part … Continue reading

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Drivers Admit to Switching ADAS Off On The Road

UK drivers are switching off Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in their vehicles, mitigating their benefits and increasing the risk of accidents on the road, according to research by Autoglass. The research, of 1,387 UK drivers, found that 41% of … Continue reading

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Autoglass Named Preferred Supplier for Ageas Insurance

Autoglass recently announced its new three and a half-year contract with Ageas, one of the largest car insurers in the UK. The new partnership, which went live on November 1, 2020 will see Autoglass offer its glass repair, replacement and … Continue reading

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Autoglass Opens New Center in Reading

With new safety measures in place, Autoglass a UK vehicle glass repair, replacement and recalibration company, has recently opened a branch within the Makro car park on Craddock Road. In what the company describes as being located in the heart … Continue reading

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Autoglass Raised Over €1.7M for Charity

Autoglass, alongside sister companies from around the world, announced it has raised over €1.7 ($2,002,532 USD) million for global charity partner Afrika Tikkun at the 2020 Spirit of Belron challenge. This year the event took place virtually for the first … Continue reading

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Autoglass Opens New Center in Reading and Returns to Full Service Across UK

Autoglass recently opened a new center in Reading, UK as the business returns to full service, which includes new safety measures to ensure the protection of its customers and employees. The new center is located within the Makro car park … Continue reading

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Autoglass Raises €1.5 Million for Charity

Autoglass has raised €1.5 million for global charity partner Afrika Tikkun at the 2019 Spirit of Belron challenge. According to the company, over 1,650 employees from Autoglass and parent company Belron, threw themselves into the competition at the annual event … Continue reading

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Autoglass Appointed as Supplier of Choice for WS Transportation

Autoglass has been appointed as the supplier of choice for WS Transportation. The contract, which went live at the beginning of September 2019, positions the company as the first point of call for all Vehicle Glass Repair and Replacement (VGRR) … Continue reading

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Autoglass® Chosen As Preferred Supplier For Hertz UK Ltd.

Autoglass® has been selected to be the preferred supplier for glass repairs and replacements to Hertz UK. The partnership will make Autoglass® the first point of call for all vehicle glass repair and replacement (VGRR) services to the entire Hertz … Continue reading

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Autoglass Launches Artificial Intelligence Technology

Autoglass, a vehicle glass repair and replacement company based in the UK and owned by Belron, says it has successfully trialed the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to assess the severity of vehicle glass damage. The company says this can … Continue reading

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Autoglass® Renews Contract With Inchcape Fleet Solutions

Autoglass® renewed a two-year contract with U.K.-based Inchcape Fleet Solutions, according to an announcement today.

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Autoglass® Names New People Director

Autoglass® named Asa Wirsenius as its new people director on October 10.

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Autoglass® Helps Raise More Than 1 Million Euros for Charity

The Autoglass® two-day Spirit of Belron® Challenge, held September 23-24 in the United Kingdom, raised more than €1 million ($1.1 million USD) for the charity Afrika Tikkun.

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D’Ieteren to Acquire 41 Percent Stake in Moleskine, Plans Public Takeover Offer

Belgium-based D’Ieteren is acquiring a 41 percent stake in Milan-based Moleskine—a developer and seller of specialized notebooks, as well as writing, travel and reading accessories—and plans to launch a public takeover offer for the remaining shares.

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Belron Attributes Same-Store Growth Largely to U.S.

Belron’s organic sales from continuing operations grew 6 percent in the first quarter thanks in large part to continued market gains in the United States, according to D’Ieteren’s first quarter update. Belgium-based D’Ieteren owns Belron, which in turn owns Safelite … Continue reading

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Autoglass® Names New Executives

United Kingdom-based Autoglass® has appointed Nick Cleary and Sarah Ringrose to the newly created roles of customer and digital director, as well as head of customer experience, respectively. Autoglass® is owned by Belron.

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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.

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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.

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Autoglass® Announces New Business Development Manager

Oliver Sanger has been named business development manager at United Kingdom-based Autoglass®. He will be responsible for prospecting new business and developing customer relationships.

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Lubner: We Are Equipped Worldwide to Deliver ADAS Calibration

“All cars now are going to have these Advanced Driver Assistance Systems [ADAS] and if you don’t get the calibration right, it has pretty serious consequences and so we are obviously speaking to insurance companies around the world. We are now equipped worldwide to be able to deliver ADAS calibration,” said Gary Lubner, CEO of Belron during an investor day conference for D’Ieteren held last week in London. D’Ieteren is parent company to Belron and United States-based Safelite.

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Belron Analyzes Technology’s Impact on Windshields in New Report

Could AGRR technicians of the future need tools such as Google Glass to “ensure that they have the expertise to create a perfect fit for any windshield in any car no matter what technology it contains?” Belron’s management thinks this could be the case in a new report called “Window to the Future.”

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Belron’s U.K. Company Autoglass® Launches ADAS Calibration Protocol

United Kingdom-based Autoglass® has launched a solution to replace and recalibrate windshields equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The program is in the piloting process and will be soon rolled-out throughout the country.

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Autoglass® Names Blake as New Ops and Supply Chain Director

Simon Blake is the new operations and supply chain director at United Kingdom-based Autoglass®. Blake comes from parent company Belron International, where he was head of global supply chain management.

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Melvin Rolling Takes on Responsibility for Fleet at Autoglass®

Melvin Rolling has been appointed to the newly created role of head of U.K. Facilities for Belron®. The new role brings together a number of functions—fleet, property and health and safety, which will serve both Autoglass® and sister business, AutoRestore®.

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Watchdog BBC Says It’s Seen a 10-Fold Increase in Autoglass® Complaints

A reporter for BBC Watchdog, a United Kingdom TV show, says the show has received a 10-fold increase in people contacting them to complain about Autoglass®®’ services. Autoglass® is a U.K.-based AGRR company owned by Belron. Autoglass® spokespeople say they take the issues raised by the show “extremely seriously.”

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Autoglass Survey: U.K. Drivers Do Not Realize Importance of Windshields

Windshields can account for up to 30 percent of the structural integrity of a car, yet drivers are “largely unaware of the safety risked posed by compromised windshields,” according to a statement from United Kingdom-based Autoglass, which is a part of Belron.

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