Carglass sells its bus, coach, and train windows activities
Carglass, part of the D’leteren subsidiary Belron, has decided to sell part of its ‘Specials’ division. All activities related to the repair and replacement of windows for buses, coaches, trains, trams, mobile homes, and agricultural vehicles will be taken over by the French Glazing Bus & Trucks, which already has a subsidiary in Belgium. 26 workers from Carglass will be transferred to the acquiring company.
“Carglass will, however, retain its truck activities and continue them in its existing network of service centers, which has a national network. The take-over price will not be disclosed,” the company said in a statement.
Glazing Bus & Trucks has 15 stores in France and Belgium. It also offers a mobile service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for buses and trucks. By contrast, Belron, Carglass’ parent company, offers Bus & Coach types services in only a few countries. “It was, therefore, increasingly difficult for Carglass to guarantee the same level of service and to meet the specific expectations of these specific customers,” the company says.
“We now want to demonstrate to our customers that we can continue to offer the same service as Carglass,” says Patrick Collignon, CEO of Glazing Bus & Trucks Belgium, which has its headquarters in Laeken while Carglass has its headquarters in Bilzen, Limburg.