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Flagship National Windscreens centre showcases ADAS calibration services

National Windscreens has opened a new flagship fitting and calibration centre in Birmingham as part of a major UK-wide investment programme in ADAS calibration.

National Windscreens’ new Birmingham centre

(L-R) Nic Fortey (manager), Greg Morgan (senior controller) and Corrina Callow (administrator) at National Windscreens’ new Birmingham centre

With over 10% of vehicles on the road now featuring Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which operate in conjunction with cameras mounted on windscreens, the firm has reported fast growing demand for calibration services following a windscreen replacement.

The new premises in Birmingham are part of a UK-wide commitment by National Windscreens to provide a leading service for ADAS camera calibration with a £1m investment to provide one-stop replacement and calibration service at all 108 of its locations.

Nic Fortey, manager at the Birmingham centre, said: “An increasing number of cars need calibration work carried out and our research shows that by 2020 over 40% of vehicles on UK roads will be fitted with ADAS. These new premises are designed to provide the room and facilities to meet the most stringent of calibration standards set by manufacturers.

“For some models of car, we can need up to eight square metres of clearance to ensure cameras are correctly calibrated. Our large, purpose-built unit in Cheston Road allows us ample room to complete all calibration and windscreen replacement work for motorists in just one visit, putting motorist safety first.” he added.

Martyn Bennett, regional director of National Windscreens, said: “We have already carried out more than 1,000 ADAS camera calibrations and this figure is growing fast as new cars have ADAS fitted as standard. We are therefore committed to maintain a seamless service for one-stop replacement and calibration on a local basis, in workshop conditions, wherever you are in the UK.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.