Novus Glass has created a new partnership with Australian hail and collision repairer Action Smart Group (ASG), which will result in ASG opening three Novus Glass territories in Adelaide, Western Sydney, and the Sunshine Coast over the next six months.
“I have got to know the team at ASG over the last few years and have seen first-hand how they operate their businesses and deliver an outstanding level of service in everything they do,” said Stuart Faid, Vice President of Asia for Fix Network and Head of the Australian business. “Seeing the obvious synergies between our organisations, I was keen to develop a way to be part of their portfolio diversification and be able to offer immediate and tangible value to their offering.
“With the scalability their national footprint offers, it makes complete sense for us to grow our businesses together. We have prioritised three areas for us to launch in this year and I am confident we will add more locations beyond that in the future.”
Adam Blackwell, CEO of ASG, said the company has diversified its portfolio beyond the traditional hail offering and is always looking for opportunities for growth and “downstream synergies” for its customers.
“The auto glass sector is going through unprecedented change at the moment, with increasing complexity and costs involved in managing those businesses. Partnering with a brand like Novus Glass allows us to bring our solid base of knowledge and experience and connect it to the world class offering that Novus Glass brings to market. We see a natural fit with Novus not just on products and services, but also culture and philosophy; we look forward to a bright and prosperous future in the auto glass industry.”
Adam Henningsen, COO of ASG, said the company had developed a strategic roll-out plan for the new businesses.
“The first location to open will be in Adelaide and will take advantage of our significant operations in our hail and subsidiary businesses there to achieve a rapid start to this exciting new venture. Following this we will focus on leveraging our CaravanFix network by opening in both the Sunshine Coast and then Western Sydney where we also have a footprint and resources to hit the ground running,” said Henningsen.