WGRReports Jan/Feb 2019

Novus to Enter Spanish Market

Fix Network World, parent company of Novus Glass has announced plans for Novus Glass to enter the Spanish automotive aftermarket. Fix Auto acquired the global rights to Novus Glass last year and the decision for Novus to enter into Spain was made in November 2018.

“Spain is one of a number of regions around the world where we are currently assessing interest and partnerships. Fix Network World has plans to announce new territories for Novus Glass and Fix Auto in 2019,” says Stephanie Corrente, Fix Network World communications and PR manager.

Novus Glass Spain will be run by master franchisee and CEO Luis Chao Jaramillo, and supported by operations and strategy director Fermín Hevia García.

“Novus is an industry leader and the inventor of glass repair, and we firmly believe in the integration of the collision and glass repair segments,” Jaramillo says.

Plans to enter Spanish market has been in the works since 2017.

“Our partnership with our Spanish master franchisee and his team grew and solidified in the last year. They have a wealth of experience delivering work provision solutions to collision repair shops, and understand the need to provide an integrated glass and collision solution to consumers, which made them a perfect fit for our business,” Corrente says.

Fix Auto expects to see overall growth in the future from its decision to enter into Spain.

“… [We want] to ensure the growth of our network, in Spain and around the world. We wish to develop a network of Novus Glass and Fix Auto locations across Spain to become a core solution to consumers, work providers, and independent business owners who wish to grow their business into the future of the automotive aftermarket space,” Corrente adds.

In other news at Novus, the company also recently named Steve Thompson is its new national sales director. In this role, Thompson will lead the company’s sales initiatives with both private and public insurers and brokers.

According to the company, Thompson has worked in the industry for 16 years in a variety of roles. He also has served on the Automotive Trades Association and Glass Dealers Association of Saskatchewan boards for the past five years.

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