Automotive Glass Europe Alliance Expands to Bring Global Fleet Benefits
Automotive Glass Europe has expanded overseas in a move to bring added benefits for fleets and leasing/insurance companies.
Founded more than a decade ago, the alliance provides a European glass repair and replacement network that operates in 1,500 locations across 20 different European countries and has now founded a close cooperation with networks in Africa and North America.
The new cooperations have been formed with Autoboys of Southern Africa and Canada’s Uniban. 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 will bring further support to insurance, leasing and fleet companies operating across multiple continents
Pim de Ridder, managing director of Automotive Glass Europe, said: “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 globalisation 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.”
Pierre Voyer, executive VP of Uniban Canada, said: “At Uniban Canada, a Clairus Group Company, we are dedicated to serving our clients with respect and loyalty whilst enriching their experience. We strongly believe in proactive management and continuously assessing our service and performance standards. With insurance partners from across the globe, it is essential for us to employ best practices in windshield repair, replacements and ADAS recalibration. We strive to create synchronicity with our partners and actively listen to their feedback, as it is vital for us to be aligned with industry needs and standards.”
Filum Ho, managing director of Autoboys, added: “Autoboys is the fastest growing provider of glass repair, replacement services and ADAS recalibration in Southern Africa and is extremely proud and excited to be part of the AGE network. To be successful in the modern economy requires collaboration and shared learning; no company can afford to be an island in today’s highly connected world. To this end, we believe that we have found a great partner in AGE. We look forward to the exchange of ideas, leveraging international relationships and purchasing power, and of course, building meaningful connections with the rest of the team at AGE.”
Original article published here.