50 Years - Clearly going places since 1971
Thursday, 20 May 2021
We are celebrating our 50th anniversary today, 20th May 2021. We were established in 1971 as a family business in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, where our head office is still based.
When we first opened our doors, the best-selling cars on the road were the Ford Cortina, Ford Escort and Mini, and George Harrison’s number one single ‘My Sweet Lord’ could most likely be heard blasting from those lucky enough to have a car radio.
In the same the year, Walt Disney World opened in Florida, Sean Connery starred as James Bond in ‘Diamonds are Forever’ and just the day before, the Soviet Union launched Mars 2, the first spacecraft to reach (and crash on) Mars.
We have launched a special logo and five ‘golden anniversary’ vans which will be presented to a chosen technician in each region and at head office.
Auto Windscreens Managing Director, James MacBeth, said: “I’m so proud to have worked my way up from starting at Auto Windscreens as a trainee technician in 1992, and to be standing here now, leading the company into its 50th year.
“What an amazing achievement for what began as a small family business to become a force to be reckoned with in the industry. Our success is purely down to the hard work, passion and dedication of all our colleagues, past and present, and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them all. Auto Windscreens is truly the best company to be part of and I’m excited for the future. Here’s to the next 50 years!”.