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Safelite Group acquires Perfection Auto Glass of Muncie
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Safelite® Group, the nation’s leading vehicle glass services company and owner of Safelite AutoGlass®, has reached an agreement to acquire substantially all vehicle glass repair and replacement assets from Perfection Auto Glass of Muncie, which provides service in central Indiana. The transaction was completed at the close of business July 21, 2017.
Perfection Auto Glass is a family-owned operation that has been in business since 2002. The company was started and led by Jesse Cole. He felt selling the business to Safelite AutoGlass was in the best interest of their employees and customers. Safelite AutoGlass offers a caring and stable work environment that will afford employees growth opportunities.
“We are very eager to welcome the Perfection Auto Glass team into the Safelite AutoGlass family,” said Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Safelite Group. “Together, we can offer the best vehicle glass repair and replacement service to central Indiana customers while growing a successful, caring business.”
This acquisition positions Safelite AutoGlass to be the clear leader in the region by combining Perfection Auto Glass’ physical location and associates with Safelite AutoGlass resources. Leveraging the talented people and respect that Perfection Muncie has in the community, combined with Safelite AutoGlass’ excellent operational systems, world-class distribution network, global purchasing power and strong insurance relationships puts us in an optimal position to better serve customers in all segments of our business.
“Our employees and the community we serve are two of our main priorities,” said Jesse Cole, owner of Perfection Auto Glass of Muncie. “We are looking forward to seeing how far our employees can grow in their careers and how we can continue to support our friends and business owners in the community, now with the resources of Safelite AutoGlass.”
With Safelite AutoGlass, the Perfection Auto Glass team will find a home with a four-generation, family-operated parent company, Belron® that is passionate about, and has the resources to further invest in its vehicle glass businesses.
Safelite AutoGlass will begin operating the Perfection Auto Glass Muncie facility and will welcome four Perfection Auto Glass employees to Safelite Group.
About Safelite Group
Safelite® Group exists to make a difference and bring unexpected happiness to people’s everyday lives through an array of services. It is comprised of three major businesses: Safelite AutoGlass®, the largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services in the U.S.; Safelite® Solutions, the nation’s leading fleet and insurance claims management service partner; and Service AutoGlass®, a sophisticated vehicle glass wholesale supply chain and distribution operation. Together, the businesses serve 10 million customers annually through more than 9,200 MobileGlassShopsTM and facilities. Safelite Group employs nearly 14,000 people throughout the United States. Based in Columbus, Ohio, the company has been in business since 1947.
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