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Harsh winter causing windscreen shortage

Date: 18 May 2010

Auto Windscreens went into administration on 14 February

High demand for replacement windscreens at the beginning of the year, following the UK's worst winter in 30 years, has led to a national shortage of windscreens, according to Auto Windscreens.

The company said automotive glazing firms are struggling to get hold of parts, leading to long delays for windscreen replacement, particularly for owners of the Vauxhall Zafira, Astra and Vectra, VW Passat and Golf, and Audi A4. Auto Windscreens said it has increased production by more than 40% to 600 windscreens a day at its windscreen factory to fill the gaps left by other suppliers.

Nigel Davies, Auto Windscreens sales and marketing director added: "It's unusual to have a national shortage of windscreens and we've certainly not come across it before.

"Auto Windscreens is in the fortunate and unique position, however, that we can simply add another shift at our factory and increase production on popular windscreen models to meet demand and manage the delays."

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