Belron is a global vehicle glass repair and replacement company that operates in 34 countries and employs more than 25,000 people. In 2019, CenterOak Partners announced the merger of JN Phillips and Techna Glass to form the second largest automotive glass and claims management company in the United States. This was followed by the sale of No. 1 Safelite to TruRoad Holdings.
Safelite noted that another TruRoad company, StrategicClaim, is a great fit with its own solutions. This combination will be worth watching by collision repairers, as both firms are involved in third-party claims work for auto insurers. The founder of No. 1 Safelite, Bud Glassman, was asked about the regulatory review of his company.
He founded Service Auto Glass in 1947 in Wichita, Kansas, with his partner Art Lankin.