Article date: 10 July 2006
RAC Auto Windscreens has crossed the Channel to sign anagreement that will give its fleet customers repair andreplacement services at over 2,000 outlets throughoutEurope.
The company has linked up with others in France, Holland, Belgium,Spain and Germany to form the European Automotive GlassReplacement Alliance (EAVAA). The deal gives RAC AutoWindscreens’ 250 Fleet customers automotive glazing repairand replacement at over 720 centres and more than 1,500 mobileunits across the continent.
Mark Hughes, RAC operations director, said :”We aredelighted to be founder members of the alliance, which brings amuch wider service proposition to RAC Auto Windscreens’fleet customers. We already cover more of the UK than any othercompany, and many of our customers now need solutions for leasingdeals in Europe. This important alliance will further strengthenour services to these customers, providing them with seamlesscoverage across a number of key European countries – withmore to follow.”
The alliance is already looking in Switzerland, Italy and Austriafor further partners. The move is expected to boost business thisside of the Channel, as customers from other member countriesvisit the UK.
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Notes to editors
About RAC Auto Windscreens
RAC AutoWindscreens provides a wholly owned and operated completeautomotive glazing repair and replacement service (windscreens,rear windows and side windows) through the largest fitting centrenetwork in the UK.
It is the only replacement windscreen specialist with its ownmanufacturing operation, producing 250,000 windscreens a year in adedicated factory in Chesterfield.
Backed by a fleet of 1000 fully equipped mobile fitting units, RACAuto Windscreens provides a true 24/7 national service for morethan 750,000 private and corporate customers every year. For moreinformation on RAC Auto Windscreens visitwww.rac.co.uk/windscreens
With around seven million members, RAC is oneof the UK's most progressive motoring organizations, providingservices for both private and business motorists. Whether it'sroadside assistance, windscreen repair and replacement, learningto drive, vehicle inspections and checks, legal and financialservices or up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information - RACis able to meet motorists’ needs. RAC incorporates BSM, RACAuto Windscreens, RAC Direct Insurance and HPI.
Aviva bought RAC last year. The acquisition brings together RAC'spowerful brand and customer base with the expertise and leadingposition in motor insurance of Norwich Union Insurance (part ofAviva). Norwich Union is the UK's largest insurer, insuring one inseven motor vehicles and with a market share of around 14%.