National Windscreens Slough supercentre launch marks new direction for UK market

Last week, National Windscreens opened its doors to celebrate the launch of the Slough supercentre. The centre is the first of its kind in the UK and is based on the strategy announced by National Windscreens to continue increasing focus on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology, whilst creating a comfortable experience for customers.

Terry Liddard, regional director for the South, comments: “The launch day was a great success. It was fantastic to see so many people and share the future vision for National Windscreens.

"As well as the increase in size and number of fitting and calibration bays in the centre, National Windscreens has invested heavily in the latest ADAS calibration technology to allow technicians at the centre to calibrate a greater number of vehicles than before.”

The new supercentre at Slough

The launch day was built around the opening ceremony of the Wakefield Working Zone, named after David Wakefield, a young National Windscreens technician from Slough, who passed away recently after a battle with cancer. David’s family were in attendance to open the remote working area in his honour.

Mark Payne, managing director, comments: “David was a brilliant employee for National Windscreens and the board decided that naming the remote working area after him would be a fitting tribute to his work. Supporting his family has been a priority for us and it was fantastic to see them at the launch day.

“The launch day was an opportunity to bring our connections together to discuss the changes in ADAS technology and how National Windscreens is delivering innovations to continuously improve the experience for our customers.”

Mark Payne, regional managing director, National Windscreens, opening the Wakefield Working Zone

Neil Hilton, Head of Garage Equipment at Hella UK, said: “The centre is very impressive and shows a great understanding of the shift in the automotive glass market. The most striking aspect was the size of the new supercentre.

“Hella Gutmann has been a long-term technology supplier for National Windscreens, and we look forward to supporting the growth of the company as it continues to expand its presence in the UK.”

Mark Payne continues: “The spacious workshop floor along with the latest in ADAS technology will allow the technicians to provide the highest standard of glass repair and replacement for National Windscreens customers. My thanks go to Ken and the team at Slough for all that they have done to make the day possible.”

The Slough supercentre team pictured with David Wakefield's father (5th from right)