June 12, 2007
Officials at Diamond Glass, Kingston, Pa., and Belron US, Columbus, Ohio, announced June 12 that the two companies have agreed to settle the Diamond Triumph Auto Glass vs. Safelite Group lawsuit. Both companies agreed it was time to resolve their differences and work together to better align themselves as active leaders in the industry, according to the PRNewsWire release.
March 3, 2007
Belron S.A., United Kingdom, completed its acquisition of Safelite Group Inc., Columbus, Ohio. The closing was effective March 3. Belron US—the child of the merged Safelite Group and Belron’s U.S. operation, Belron Inc. of Denver—is headquartered in Columbus. While Belron US is the new legal entity for the U.S. operation, the company will continue to operate under its existing...
March 1, 2007
Viracon, the Owatonna, Minn., fabricator of aftermarket foreign and domestic windshields, officially left the automotive replacement glass market in mid-February, said Christine Shaffer, marketing manager for Viracon, in a March 5 interview. “With the decision to exit the ARG market, Viracon will continue to service the RV [recreational vehicle] and bus market while expanding our capacities...
February 22, 2007
Belron S.A. will acquire Safelite Group Inc., Columbus, Ohio. The transaction is expected to close in March, and the integration of Denver-based Belron Inc., Belron’s U.S. operation, and Safelite operations will begin at that time. Upon closing, the newly combined organization will operate under the name Belron US, based out of Columbus. Upon closing of the transaction, the senior...