Cary Group, National Windscreens largest member, has finalised the purchase of J Huggins and Son Limited, 2nd largest member, consolidating 95% of National Windscreens fitting and calibration centres.
In a move described as an important step in the continued advancement of the National Windscreens brand, the company highlight significant opportunities that this offers for one of the UK’s largest automotive glass specialists.
Peter Watters, Board member of National Windscreens and MD of Cary UK, comments: “National Windscreens is a household name with a proud heritage and strong values that have been built over 40 years. We are extremely proud to continue the guardianship of such an important UK brand and excited by the opportunities this presents.”
“The heart of the National Windscreen brand is our highly experienced team and they continue to make huge strides in providing new levels of smarter solutions utilising the latest technology. I am delighted with our business transformation journey over the last year, which has seen the integration of new systems and processes that are generating operational efficiencies and improvements to the customer journey.
“With Cary Group being a market leader in the automotive glass repair and replacement sector across 10 European countries, we benefit greatly from shared best practice. This is already strengthening the competitive edge of National Windscreens in areas such as technical development, digitisation and sustainability.
“We are actively pursuing new avenues of working with our customers, partners and suppliers to facilitate the continued growth of National Windscreens. We have gained several prestigious industry awards during 2023 in recognition of the progress made in delivering an outstanding customer experience. Our market leading ESG programme, with targets to reduce emissions by 42%, is just one more example of the innovative and forward-thinking focus that is driving National Windscreens forward.
“We are committed to empowering our staff to give the best smart solutions for sustainable car care in the market. This acquisition provides our team with the platform to take a highly respected, well-run business and set new standards for the automotive aftermarket glazing sector,” said Peter.