National Windscreens has opened a new distribution centre in Glasgow.
The new unit opened last month and is located next door to National Windscreens’ fitting and calibration centre.
Its new site will also facilitate daily deliveries from its warehouse in Pinxton, which holds over 11,000 product lines.
Andy Rae, regional director at National Windscreens said: “We have invested in a new state of the art distribution centre to allow us to continue providing motorists with the highest possible level of service.
“The increase in the number of windscreen variations for vehicles is a factor driving this investment; we want to ensure we’re stocking as many variants as possible in the Scottish region, to meet customer demand.
“A combination of significant market growth and the development of windscreen and ADAS (advanced driver-assistance systems) technology means we need more storage for glass replacement parts.”
The centre includes custom built racking systems, upgraded lighting and is supported by custom built vehicles.
Six jobs have been created from the opening of its Glasgow centre and this has added to its aim to be the UK’s largest fitting and ADAS calibration network of 108 centres and 800 mobile technicians.
This now means that for UK motorists, a National Windscreens technician is on average only 20 minutes or 11 miles away.
Last year, National Windscreens expanded its network of fitting and calibration centres, with the opening of a purpose-designed facility in Kilmarnock, Scotland.
After its Kilmarnock expansion, Rae said: “We are continually investing not only in training, but also our technology and fitting and calibration centres, to provide motorists in the area with the highest possible quality of service.”
Just over a year ago Jan Teo was hired as managing director at National Windscreens.