Acquisition of IGD industries Auto Glass Replacement and Repair

Berlon US has acquired the assets of IGD Auto Glass Repair and Replacement. The businesses which Berlon US have also acquired as part of the deal include Auto Glass Centre Inc, Auto Glass centre of Kansas Inc, Arnie’s Auto Glass Centre, Glass Installations Inc(DBA Midwest Auto Glass Centre) , JC’s Glass LLC, Globe of Iowa LLC (DBA Nationwide Autoglass), and Alliance Claims Solutions Inc. The deal was announced on September 23 and was completed on September 30. Berlon US now has a total of over 9000 employees.

The acquisition brings together two companies that complement each other very well, said Belron US president & CEO, Tom Feeney.

Beron is the world’s largest auto glass repair replacement company. They have more than 22,000 employees in 31 countries worldwide.

Berlon US is a subsidiary of Berlon, which is a vehicle glass and claims management service organization. They are based in Columbus, Ohio. The company was founded in 1947, and they are comprised of Safelite AutoGlass, Auto Glass Specialists, Cindy Rowe Auto Glass, Diamond Triumph Glass, Elite Auto Glass, Safelite Solutions, Service Autoglass, and Safelite Glass Corp.

IGD industries (formerly Iowa Glass) is based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and was founded in 1946. Their operations include Auto Glass Centre and Alliance Claims Solutions.

Until this deal was closed, both Berlon and IGD operated as separate business entities and competitors.

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