Mr Windscreen network goes global

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.“ – new aftermarket collision avoidance technology, 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, can now retrofit the latest in life-saving Collision Avoidance Systems in older fleets and municipal vehicles.

The systems include features like lane departure warning, pedestrian and cyclist collision warning, forward collision warning and headway monitoring, which are communicated via a dash-mounted screen. Such features are Increasingly standard on new vehicles, but up until now there was almost no means for Irish motorists and companies to enjoy them in their existing cars or fleets.

Manufactured by Mobileye, an Intel-owned company whose technology is fitted to over 30 million vehicles worldwide, the system is neatly and professionally fitted by expert technicians at any one of the dedicated centres across Ireland.

With the MobiIeye technology, can make these safety features available not only to private or company cars, but also for buses and large municipal vehicles, with systems specially designed to scan the specific blindspots and to address other challenges which drivers of these vehicles face. In the introductory phase, will concentrate on spelling out the many benefits of these systems to insurers, fleet operators and public transport operators in particular.

Fancy a great future in the motor industry?

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.

Why work for Mr Windscreen?

With 24 fully equipped branches across the country, Mr Windscreen has the largest footprint of any windscreen glass repair and replacement provider in Ireland. We have been providing services to the motor trade and insurance industry for over 25 years.


At Mr Windscreen we pride ourselves on providing a skilled and professional service to customers. Quality workmanship, delivered by highly trained staff, is a core reason why the company consistently achieves the best customer service results in its field.

Technologically progressive:

Mr Windscreen is to the forefront of windscreen repair and ADAS technology, and recently open its first dedicated ADAS centre. We only use premium quality equipment and materials and our unique glass identification system provides the correct glass each time, making your job easier!

Commitment to Training:

Technicians are at the core of our business, Continuous investment in vehicles, equipment, IT, communications and the expansion of our Training Academies means that support is available for coaching and mentoring to ensure that our technicians enjoy ongoing professional development throughout their career with us.

Mr. Windscreen Technician Recruitment

We are seeking:
Skilled/Experienced Technicians

Reporting to: Head Office
Responsible For: Vehicle glass repair and installation
Salary: TBA
Closing date: 31/05/2018

Do you enjoy working in a friendly yet challenging environment and thrive on providing a skilled professional service to customers? Working at Mr Windscreen you will enjoy excellent career prospects, salary and benefits package.

Please note regional variations apply.

Specialist ongoing training is provided and we will actively assist you to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in Automotive Glazing. You may also be given training on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration.

You must hold a full, valid driving licence and be prepared to undertake the company’s pre-employment checks which include the right to work in Ireland, identity, basic criminal record, driving licence and employment history.

Please e-mail your full CV to

Europe-wide initiative for higher calibration standards

Mr Windscreen has taken a leading role in a new European-wide initiative to create ever higher standards for calibration of windscreen-mounted cameras used in ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems).

ADAS systems are numerous and wide-ranging. From Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) to adaptive cruise control, blind spot elimination, lane keep assist and many more. Most of these features rely on a windscreen-mounted camera in order to operate. When a windscreen is replaced it is essential that the camera is calibrated in order to ensure the vehicle safety systems continue to work as intended.

Mr Windscreen was delighted to take part in the Automotive Glass Europe ADAS best practice conference recently held at the German headquarters of vehicle diagnostics specialist, Hella Guttman.

Official launch in Waterford of

November 2017 saw the official launch of the first dedicated calibration centre at Mr. Windscreen Waterford. Alan Nolan, Chief Executive of the SIMI (Society of the Irish Motor Industry) was on hand to cut the ribbon at the facility, in front of an audience of representatives from the insurance and motor industries, as well as the Garda Siochana.

Dave Gordan of Texa delivered an informative technical demonstration of how the ADAS calibration system works, while Pim de Ridder, CEO of Automotive Glass Europe, flew in from the Netherlands to explain the direction which ADAS is taking across Europe.

Gerry Fitzgibbon, Managing Director of Mr Windscreen, emphasised the importance to road safety of an expert nationwide calibration service, carried out in a safe indoor environment.

More centres will be opening during 2018, each capable of calibrating over 80% of cars and vans on the road. For further details go to

Pim de Ridder

Mr Pim de Ridder (Automotive Glass Europe) addresses attendees

Dave Gordan

Dave Gordan (TEXA) demonstrates the ADAS calibration equipment

Gerry Fitzgibbon

Three Wise(er) Men, having completed the ADAS event

New Technical Training Centre

Our newly opened training centre in Portlaoise will ensure Mr Windscreen staff are at the cutting edge of technological and other developments in the industry, through both theoretical and practical training delivered by our own and external experts.

The new 1000 sq ft workshop will facilitate training of technicians on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), polyurethane and general windscreen repair using state-of-the-art equipment. The workshop is complemented by a 12-terminal classroom in the same facility, where technical, compliance and related training will be delivered.

New Technical Training Centre

At Mr Windscreen we believe our longstanding, loyal staff are our unique selling point and this investment is a reflection of this belief. For you the customer, it is further reassurance that your windscreen repair or replacement is in expert hands at Mr Windscreen!

Safe Windscreen Replacement – in all weathers

Many windscreen replacement providers are cutting back their networks of depots and instead offering a call-out service using mobile units. This is welcomed by customers, who appreciate the convenience of not having to go out of their way to get their windscreen replaced. Indeed, Mr Windscreen provides this mobile service across the country.

However, there are limitations to this service, especially in the testing weather conditions we regularly experience in Ireland. In the course of replacing a windscreen, the area around the screen must be kept free of moisture, something which cannot always be guaranteed in the case of mobile units in wet and windy conditions.

It is for this reason that Mr Windscreen is committed to maintaining its network of depots, which is the largest in the country. This ensures we can stand over our promise to provide safe windscreen replacement ‘in all weathers’.