Reaching new heights with Commercial Glazing Team
Tuesday, 15 Dec 2020
The launch of a Commercial Glazing Team is allowing Auto Windscreens to reach new heights and enabling the company to extend its offering to HGVs. The team will enhance the company’s customer journey and offer new and existing clients in the haulage, logistics and transport sectors a wider range of services.
The team includes highly-skilled mobile technicians with specialist vans who operate from hubs all over the UK. Trained and certified to work at height, they are also able to glaze plant and agricultural equipment, trains, airside ground support equipment and motor homes. As HGV windscreens are stored at over 60 sites in Auto Windscreens’ national network of fitting hubs, the team can immediately identify the correct screen for a vehicle thanks to its access to number of systems.
The screens need to be fitted at height, so the team have been equipped with new, upgraded Panther Fit-Glass lifting tools, which have a wider frame to accommodate the largest glass and a wireless remote-control unit to improve overall agility.
Auto Windscreens’ Technical Team collaborated with Panther Tools and Planet Platforms to design a bespoke platform to use alongside the updated system. Made from strong but lightweight aluminium, it enables a job on a HGV, previously undertaken by up to three technicians, to be safely and efficiently completed by one.
Spencer Jones, Operations Director at Auto Windscreens, comments: “This is a very exciting time for Auto Windscreens. We’re proud to launch our new team and to have been involved in the design of the platform which is opening up new markets to us. We’re the first in the industry to use it and we are confident it’s the best in the business. We pride ourselves on our safety standards and the investment in this new equipment demonstrates that the safety of our colleagues is paramount.”
“We’ve already seen an uplift in our existing HGV and commercial customer base over the recent months and are in discussions with a number of well-known logistics companies who are able to see the benefits of using the solution. Now, more than ever, we all need to do as much as we can to keep HGVs moving, and we plan to do just that.”