Pilkington is the global leader in aftermarket glass distribution & wholesale. In servicing the aftermarket, Pilkington Automotive is able both to leverage its global OE supply programs and to utilize its flexible, short-run manufacturing expertise to produce glass for models which are no longer current, or for which Pilkington Automotive is not the OE supplier. Pilkington Automotive is a leader in the development and user of computer simulations for advanced glazing technology. Though probably most frequently associated with the invention of the float process to manufacture the high quality glass used by the automotive industry, Pilkington Automotive has also pioneered other techniques that have led to automotive glazing industry firsts such as: the production wraparound windshield the S-bend backlight dark tint glass solar reflective automotive glazing full vehicle glazing systems including encapsulation, extrusion, bond-on components and mechanical assemblies electrically heated filament windshields. Safety at Pilkington is paramount and our testing regimes are extremely rigorous. They include impact tests, durability and strength tests and...Read More >
American Mobile Glass has selected Alex Davila to represent the company in this year’s Auto Glass Olympics. Alex has over 15 years of experience and is fully trained, licensed, and certified. He is extremely excited about the challenge and opportunity to compete against the top technicians in the country for a shot at $10,000 and a 1st place trophy. During the next couple of months Alex will be training hard to hone his skills which will be judged on 9 vigorous categories including proper product usage, windshield removal, installation technique, and proper equipment & tools usage just to name a few. We will keep you updated on his progress along the way. The NordGlass Auto Glass Technician Olympics (AGTO) is an international competition that is based on the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS®). The competition was founded in 2005 by AGRR™ magazine. Competitors are allotted 75 minutes to complete a windshield installation in the first heats of the competitions....Read More >
Yes! There are several dozen manufacturers of automotive glass in the industry and no two are alike. These manufacturers employ a variety of fabrication processes to produce the end product. The product that is made from the different processes depends on the equipment and the quality assurance procedures that are used. While two windshields may look very similar and both may fit the vehicle opening, there may be very distinct physical characteristics that can affect the final performance of the windshield once its installed into your vehicle. Pilkington and PGW are two brands that American Mobile Glass likes to use because of their OEM quality.