Safelite

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Safelite Group, Inc.
Privately held company
Industry Automotive glass manufacturing and repair
Founded 1947 (70 years ago) (1947) in Wichita, Kansas, United States
Founders Bud Glassman and Art Lankin
Headquarters Columbus Ohio, United States
Area served
North America
Key people
Thomas Feeney, Doug Herron, Steve Mig, Dino Lano, Brian O'Mara
Products Windshields
Door Glass
Back Glass
Auto Glass
Services Automobile glass repair
Number of employees
12,501
Parent Belron
Divisions Safelite AutoGlass
Safelite Glass Corp.
Service AutoGlass
Safelite Solutions
Safelite Advantage
Website safelite.com

Safelite Group, Inc. is an American automotive glass and claims management company, based in Columbus, Ohio.

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It is a subsidiary of Belron, which is in turn owned by the Belgian D'Ieteren group. Belron operates similar companies in other countries, including Carglass in most of Europe, Autoglass in Britain and Ireland, Belron Canada Inc. in Canada, O'Brien in Australia, and Smith & Smith in New Zealand.

Prior to being purchased by Belron, Safelite had been owned by J.P. Morgan & Co. – a result of the company's 1997 bankruptcy filing.[1]

The company is composed of four major business operations that include:

  • automotive glass fulfillment services, operating under the trade name Safelite AutoGlass
  • a windshield-manufacturing business called Safelite Glass Corp.
  • a wholesale business named Service AutoGlass
  • a claims-management services provider named Safelite Solutions

Safelite AutoGlass operates in all 50 states.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Database (undated). "Safelite Glass Corporation". BankruptcyData.com. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Staff (undated). "Safelite AutoGlass® Companies". Safelite Group. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 

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