AGC Automotive Europe has signed a deal with vehicle glass repair and replacement (VGRR) company Belron.

The franchise agreement between the two will cover AGC’s VGRR operations in Poland and Czech Republic.

AGC currently operates 37 VGRR locations in Poland under the NordGlass brand and 19 locations in the Czech Republic under the AG Experts brand.

Under this agreement these networks will operate under Belron brands.

Michel Spina, General Manager ARG Europe, said: “This partnership will allow us to serve more customers with the excellent service standards that Belron is recognised for and provide our employees with the support and coaching that Belron can offer.”

Nigel Doggett, Regional General Manager at Belron, added: “The Polish and Czech markets have a combined vehicle park of over 20 million vehicles and are relatively mature."

The franchise agreement was effective from June 1, 2019. It is the first agreement made by Belron with a glass manufacturer to operate VGRR services.

As well as its VGRR networks, AGC Automotive Europe has major operations in the production and distribution of automotive replacement glass in Poland, the Czech Republic and throughout Europe.

These operations are not impacted by the franchise agreement that has been established exclusively for the AGC VGRR operations in both countries.