Mr Windscreen is a long-standing member of Automotive Glass Europe (AGE), an ever-expanding network of glass repair and replacement specialists now covering over 20 countries in Europe and beyond. In the month where Marco Antonio Moreno takes over the reins as Managing Director of AGE, we take a look at what it all means for our customers …
With several decades of experience specialising in windscreen replacement and repair, at Mr Windscreen we’ve come across pretty much every form of windscreen you can imagine – from vintage and classic cars to the latest in ADAS-enabled screens to heavy good vehicles, buses and vans.
ADAS.ie, an arm of Mr Windscreen which is at the vanguard of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Ireland, has launched its new website. The site details the company’s three product lines – calibration, dash cams and collision avoidance systems.
We are delighted to be exhibiting alongside our sister company ADAS.ie at the Brokers Ireland Meet the Market Day 2019 in the Simmonscourt RDS on Thursday, 6 June 2019 from 10am till 3pm.
This annual event provides networking opportunities to meet specialist suppliers and key market representatives operating in the Irish marketplace and to gain a better understanding and increase knowledge of new and specialist products.
Sika Ireland completed the annual training for Mr Windscreen in both Dublin and Portlaoise yesterday – part of our efforts to ensure our staff are always abreast of latest developments.
Sika supplies the polyurethane that is used to hold the windscreen and the structural integrity of the car together. The company has over 200 factories in over 100 countries worldwide.
Mr Windscreen’s Sean Kirwan (4th from left!) recently visited the Fuyao Glass Industry Group in Fujian, China.
It was an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest trends in automotive glass, including safety, control, low carbon environment & comfort, for future vehicles.
Mr Windscreen has long been part of the ever-growing Automotive Glass Europe® network, enabling its customers in Ireland to avail of windscreen services seamlessly in 20 European countries. The network has now gone global, recently creating a partnership with colleagues in Canada and South Africa.
The network is an alliance of leading providers of automotive glass repair and replacement services. The group was founded over a decade ago and is operating in 1,500 locations across 20 different European countries. The recent global expansion is AGE’s proactive response to the growing demand of insurance and leasing companies and fleet managers.
Pim de Ridder, managing director of Automotive Glass Europe® commented on the new partnerships:
“The key reason for creating our alliance over a decade ago was to provide our Partners from different European countries with an international dimension whenever necessary. 11 years on, we have seen that this initiative is appreciated by their customers. However, the ongoing, wider globalization tells us that European cooperation is no longer sufficient; our customers now require much more than just that. We have found that the colleagues of both North America’s Clairus Group and Southern Africa’s Autoboys have the same vision on our industry”.
Although Uniban and Autoboys will not share jobs with other countries, like AGE’s European Partners do, the partnerships have been formed to help share best practice between different continents and to be able to provide support to insurance, leasing and fleet companies who are operating across multiple continents.
Gerry Fitzgibbon, MD of Mr Windscreen commented: “For Mr Windscreen, the AGE network is about more than extending our footprint across Europe and now globally. It is about sharing market and technical knowledge and ensuring we are constantly future-proofing our business in the face of many worldwide technological developments.“
ADAS.ie, an arm of Mr Windscreen, is at the vanguard of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems in Ireland, with technology capable of calibrating over 80% of vehicles on the road, and calibration centres across the country. Recently appointed as distributors for Mobileye, a world leader in ADAS technology, ADAS.ie can now retrofit the latest in life-saving Collision Avoidance Systems in older fleets and municipal vehicles.
Ireland’s largest independent vehicle glass repair and replacement company is looking for both experienced and trainee Automotive Glazing and ADAS Technicians for its local branches.
This is your chance to join a progressive team with real career prospects in an area experiencing lots of technological change.
Mr Windscreen recently partook in the Fleet Car Safety Seminar in Leopardstown in Dublin.
The half-day conference was hosted by Fleet Car magazine and chaired by Moyagh Murdock of the Road Safety Authority. Specifying safety items in company cars and Duty of Care for fleet operators were at the top of the agenda.