NWS have opened a state of the art ADAS Calibration centre and fitting branch. The brand new 4,500 square feet unit in Leicester accommodates over 17 staff and mobile technicians and is one of the busiest sites in the UK. The new branch is very close to the M1 motorway giving the team easy access to the main road network in the East Midlands area. Holding a greater range of glass was a major factor in the decision to choose this location and is now regarded as having by far the best stock profile in the Midlands. The branch will be the first of many regional ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) Calibration Centre; NWS have an ongoing investment plan for further regional sites to offer this service throughout the UK. The equipment is used for ensuring that new and future technology being developed by motor vehicle manufacturers can be recalibrated and the vehicle returned to OE specification after a windscreen replacement. The Leicester centre will have several fully trained technicians to carry out the testing and calibration of sensors and cameras fitted to vehicles. This is another industry first and puts NWS at the forefront of automotive technology and confirms the commitment to future safety initiatives.
Stuart Sole, Managing Director of NWS commented that the windscreen of the future will no longer be a piece of glass protecting occupants from the elements and offering structural support for the vehicle, safety systems are being developed with driver aids to help avoid collisions and accidents. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems technology will manage the cruise control, automotive braking, adaptive lighting, GPS, smartphone, lane departure warning cameras, collision avoidance system. This technology continues to influence vehicle design at a great pace, with more and more of these systems being introduced onto new vehicles. NWS will continue to invest in future technology within the automotive glazing industry; ensuring that the NWS customer base continues to receive a market leading product in all areas of our business.