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Panel van conversions help put Auto-Sleepers motorhomes on the road

11 August 2014

As a leading provider of windscreen repair and replacement services, National Windscreens specialises in all aspects of automotive glazing and carries out glazing jobs on a wide range of commercial and privately owned vehicles on a daily basis.

The independently owned company’s specialist glazing service includes panel van conversions which transform commercial vans into a range of passenger carrying vehicles, including mini-buses and motorhomes.

One of National Windscreens regular customers is the market leading motorhome manufacturer, Auto-Sleepers Ltd, which has provided high quality vehicles to customers across the UK and overseas for more than 50 years.

With its factory based in Willersey, Worcestershire, Auto-Sleepers regularly calls on National Windscreens Worcester fitting centre to replace panels on VW vans with glazing prior to the vehicles being converted into motorhomes.

Auto-Sleepers Sales Director, Dave Williams, comments, “We currently convert more than 50 VW panel vans into motorhomes every year, so having a reliable, quality glazing service that we can call on at all times is vital.

“National Windscreens Worcester branch consistently provides us with a quick and efficient service which means we can concentrate on delivering quality leisure vehicles without any bottlenecks in production.”

Panel van conversions require additional skills to those used in standard automotive glazing replacement jobs, as Specialist Glazing Technician, Carl, explains “The first stage of the conversion involves carefully marking and removing the panels, before the glazing can be installed.

“We take particular care of the bodywork throughout the process to ensure it looks as good as it did when the vehicle first left the van showroom. Automotive glazing also plays a vital role in the structural integrity of the vehicle so it’s imperative that every piece is fitted correctly.”

As sole and preferred supplier to a number of the UK’s leading insurance providers, National Windscreens comprehensive service also covers motorhome owners requiring windscreen repairs and replacements – including those claiming through their insurance provider, as well as holiday makers looking to book cash jobs.

National Windscreens technicians have extensive experience of providing specialist glazing services - particularly within the South and South West regions.

Earlier this year these regions reported a combined 30% increase in sales thanks to their dedicated bus and coach glazing service whilst National Windscreens agricultural glazing service is used by a number of leading farming organisations, including Mole Valley Farmers.

To find out more about National Windscreens specialist glazing services, including van panel conversions, please contact National Windscreens on 0800 622 122.