Founded as a single location in Wichita, Kansas circa 1947, Safelite AutoGlass has grown to become the largest auto glass specialist in the United States. Today, the company provides convenient mobile vehicle glass repair and replacement services, and it fixes more windshields than anyone else in the United States.
"We're really a model of vertical integration," states Bruce Millard, Vice President, Digital & Customer Innovation. "We have a glass wholesale business called Service AutoGlass that imports, distributes, and sells glass to our own stores as well as to our direct competitors. Then there's our Safelite Solutions business, which partners with insurance and fleet companies, and of course, we have the retail glass repair and replacement business. We're the guys in vans who come to your office or home to fix your windshield. And we have stores, too," he adds. "We are owned by Belron, based in the UK, which operates auto glass businesses all over the world. So when you look at who consumes the most auto glass on the planet, we are one of the three largest consumers — right after Toyota and Volkswagon."