New Autoglass branch opens in Edinburgh

From: Autoglass
Published: Tue Mar 05 2013

Autoglass, the UK's leading vehicle glass repair and replacement specialist has announced the opening of its brand new branch in Edinburgh. Located just off the A71 into Edinburgh, this branch is an easy and convenient stop off for commuters.

Customers of the UK's leading vehicle glass repair and replacement specialist prefer for the company's mobile technicians, who are available 24/7/365, to come out to a location of their choice and the team based at this new branch will cover Edinburgh, Lothian and the Borders.

However, the new, larger, purpose built facility means more vehicles can also be handled at the branch. This is particularly valuable during the busy winter months when extreme weather conditions can hamper vehicle glass repairs and replacements. The prominent location also means they can pop in and get a free vehicle check from one of the expert ATA (Automotive Technician Accreditation) trained technicians.

Autoglass Edinburgh expects to serve over 1,000 customers a month and to celebrate the launch of the new branch, there was an open day on Tuesday 26th February, when the public were invited to come along to see demonstrations from the Autoglass technical training team of the latest tools developed by the company, and receive free vehicle glass checks

In addition, for every repair or replacement during the first month of operation Autoglass will make a £1 donation to the Children's Hospices Association Scotland (CHAS) 

Gordon Kemp, Edinburgh Branch Manager, commented: "The Edinburgh Autoglass team is very excited to be based at such a great new facility in a prominent location and is ready to help residents whatever their windscreen-worry. A windscreen accounts for up to 30% of the structural strength of a vehicle and they are becoming increasingly complex. This is why highly skilled expertise and the best tools are required to handle a repair or replacement correctly to ensure its safety and that’s where my team excels."

Autoglass is committed to reducing its environmental footprint. The new facility is one of the new style 'greener' branches, featuring energy efficient lighting with 'intelligent' switching, natural sheep's wool insulation, FSC certified sustainable timber, a natural ventilation system and highly reflective paint to improve the light levels within the workshop. In addition, Smart metering is being used to monitor and manage energy consumption.

Autoglass has a 'repair-first' philosophy, which means that wherever possible, the specialist will avoid more costly replacement in favour of long-lasting repair. Having developed the most durable chip-repair resin in the market, an Autoglass repair is not simply a short-term solution, but is the best choice to ensure safety while also being mindful of cost.

Motorists worried about their car's glass can have a free safety check, the first step to avoid more costly repairs down the road.

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About Autoglass:
Autoglass is the UK's leading vehicle glass repair and replacement service, with over 80 branches and 1100 mobile technicians. For details of the nearest centre, motorists can call 0800 36 36 36 or visit

Autoglass holds certifications to the quality, health and safety, and environmental international standards - ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 14001 - at all of its sites. This demonstrates that the company operates to externally verified standards and is committed to compliance and continuous improvement in these areas.

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