National Windscreens Announces Third Acquisition

National Windscreens has acquired Melbourne based Alpha Bus Glass, the company’s third purchase in six months and their second since the Nash Capital investment and ownership structure change in March this year.

“This is only the beginning,” said Group CEO Campbell Jones. “We said back in March that with Nash Capital becoming a majority shareholder it will bring a significant investment in our people, facilities, equipment and the expansion of our network through company-owned branches. The announcement of these two acquisitions is testament to the investments we are making and the speed that we want to move.”

Jones said the purchase complements National Windscreen’s acquisition of Phoenix Glass in Sumner, Brisbane which is the largest bus and coach glass supplier in Queensland and the exclusive glass supplier to one of the largest bus fleet operators in the country, Brisbane City Council.

“In Alpha Bus Glass, we are now showing our intentions to capture a far bigger slice of the on-highway market which is a space we have not been in previously. It is our intention at National Windscreens to grow our business in this vertical significantly, especially on the eastern seaboard.

“With operations in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Darwin already we feel that a significant market share in this important market segment is achievable,” he added.

Established more than 21 years ago, Alpha Bus Glass was owned by Darrell Clark. National Windscreens’ acquisition is effective immediately and according to Jones it will be “business as usual”, though a number of “short-term enhancements” are planned.

“Alpha Bus Glass will be led by John and Craig [Perrie], who have over 50 years’ experience in bus and coach glass collectively, originally with their father who started Phoenix Glass in Brisbane,” he added. “Previous owner Darrell and team have built a great business and we’re ecstatic they are supportive of our vision.

“The Alpha Bus Glass name will also remain and we will be adding a range of new vehicle technology capabilities in ADAS and diagnostic services in the near future. We are excited to welcome the Alpha team to our quickly growing family.”