Both companies are committed to establishing a national trade association for the Auto Glass Repair and Replacement (AGRR) industry in both countries. “By joining InterAutoGlass we see opportunities to improve the certification process for our specialized fitters”, says Murray McGrath, director of Instant Windscreens. “We see many benefits for our Companies being affiliated with an international network. It will assist us to access the specialist tools and support we need for continual improvement”.
Pim de Ridder, managing director of InterAutoGlass recognizes the long-established technical knowledge in both countries. “I think most countries in the world take advantage of the standards developed by our colleagues in New Zealand and Australia. We are looking forward to our co-operation”.
International Automotive Glass Federation started at the end of 2007. It concentrates especially on technical standards and codes, training programmes and health and safety issues. The activities will also be visible in national and international competitions for autoglass technicians or fitters.