December 17, 2012, 5:44 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Automotive glazing supplier Auto Windscreens has bagged its first deal in the retail sector with supermarket Morrisons.
Auto Windscreens successfully completed a three month trial for Morrisons in Kent and Glasgow, to check out processes, procedures and service at both ends of the country. It has now been named the sole glazing provider for the fleet of commercial vehicles delivering products from nine distribution centres to 480 stores around the UK. Auto Windscreens expects to undertake around 450 jobs annually on Morrisons' vehicles, which, depending on the time of year, number between 650-750.
Auto Windscreens' Sales Director, Joy Cooper, said: "Winning the Morrisons account is a huge coup for us. Its vehicles operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and work to very tight deadlines, so it requires the highest standard of service from its suppliers. We're proud to be working with Morrisons and look forward to helping it keep its commercial vehicles on the road."
John Ward, Head of the Vehicle Maintenance Unit at Morrisons, said: "Auto Windscreens demonstrated a commitment to deliver the right solution in terms of service delivery and price competitiveness, and we’re pleased to have them on board.”
Auto Windscreens has grown significantly in the last year, opening new fitting
centres in the South East, Wales and the East Midlands, and expanding its national
and regional sales teams to meet increased customer demand. For more information
about Auto Windscreens, call 0800 999 5000 or visit www.autowindscreens.co.uk. For
more information about Morrisons, visit www.morrisons.co.uk.
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About Auto Windscreens
Auto Windscreens is owned by Trifords Limited, part of the Markerstudy Group. It is a leading automotive glazing company, serving customers throughout the UK and across all sectors from managed fleet to insurance. With a nationwide network of fitting centres and backed by a fleet of mobile service units, Auto Windscreens is an expert in windscreen repair and windscreen replacement. The company head office and dedicated contact centre is based in Chesterfield.