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Auto Windscreens showcases motorised windscreen fitting system at CV Show

Auto Windscreens is deploying a new motorised windscreen removal and fitting system that will help it to cut lead times for customers.

During an initial trial late last year, one technician completed 42 replacements over 12 weeks using the technology

Debuting on the company’s stand at this week’s CV Show, amidst its network-wide launch of the product, the new Panther Fit-Glass solution assists technicians to precision-lift large HGV, LGV and car glass, including panoramic roofs, during replacement appointments.

Although two technicians would have previously been required to safely handle such parts, the equipment can be operated by a single technician using a handheld controller, bringing cost and time-saving benefits. During an initial trial late last year, one technician completed 42 replacements over 12 weeks using the technology

“The impact Fit-Glass will have on our business is significant and we expect a quick return on our investment in 50 units,” said James MacBeth, Auto Windscreens’ operations director. “Technicians who would have been required to support colleagues to move and fit large windscreens can now be deployed to other customer appointments, ultimately improving our lead times and overall cost-effectiveness.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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