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Auto Windscreens goes into administration

Auto Windscreens, the second biggest windscreen repair company in the UK, has confirmed it has gone into administration.

The company, which has 68 fitting centres, 550 mobile units, a call centre and a distribution centre in Aston, Birmingham, confirmed the news last night.

M J Cowlishaw, D L Z Wong, and C J Farrington of Deloitte LLP have been appointed Joint Administrators of Auto Windscreens and will now manage its affairs, business and property.

The majority of the 1,100 staff have been asked to stop work and customers are being advised to contact alternative firms.

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  • kevthrev - 15/02/2011 15:02

    I had 2 bookings with Auto Windscreens within the next couple of weeks. Contacted our Insurance company today, have rebooked with Autoglass who have been very helpful in rearranging the work quickly.

  • lorry - 16/02/2011 00:47

    As from a bodyshop veiw,i am not surprised that they have gone into hardship,because,i might have a vehicle in my workshop,that requires a glass to be removed to effect the repair neccassary,we have to wait at least a week to have it removed,also, if i require a new glass fitted,it takes the same approx time,but the cost is astronomical,but why should i care,the insurance company have requested them to do this,no wonder the insurance premiems are so high, i say,sorry,but you have brought this upon yourselves,good luck to the free enterprise!

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