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Novus Glass Ireland adds new centre

Novus Glass Ireland has added a new centre to its growing network, Novus Glass Dublin.

The new centre’s MD, Robert Kane has worked in the Irish automotive industry for the last 17 years, gaining valuable experience in sales & service. Having started his career with a nationwide tyre company, Kane quickly moved into management role in this leading aftermarket company. After giving over 12 years dedication to the role, Kane joined one of Ireland’s most influential dealer groups and quickly excelled through a junior role to become a senior executive, learning vast skills passed on.

Robert Kane

Now Kane, part owner of Sanity System and Novus Glass Dublin, is bringing new innovative products to the market in the automotive and other sectors globally and by partnering with Novus Glass, has been able to expand his horizons even further.

Robert Kane is part of the Phoenix Automotive group of companies, headed by David Byrne, who is a leading Irish automotive coach and consultant and founder of Phoenix Coaching and Consultancy. Having previously spent 15 years in the industry in both wholesale and retail, Byrne and his team work with retailers, distributors and finance institutions driving and maximising profitability through modern retail practices and dynamic processes.

David Byrne is a graduate of Smurfit Business School UCD, and currently lectures in Technological University Dublin where he specialises in Business Psychology & Behaviour.

He also owns a number of other businesses within the industry including Irelands only inbound lead generation and management centre – AutoReact, Sanity Systems and now Novus Glass Dublin.

The windscreen repair and replacement franchise opportunity offers both David Byrne and Robert Kane the ability to grow their business even faster whilst Novus Glass Ireland will be providing the Novus Glass Dublin team with support, shared best practise and over 40 years of aggregated market leading knowledge of a historic global brand.

Attracted by the very different and superior offering in technology and products associated with the Novus Glass brand, the pair decided that it was truly “best in class” and that the results for franchisees globally “speak for themselves”. As experienced entrepreneurs they could see the support provided by Novus Glass is vital to the success of hitting the market hard and fast.

Having put their first mobile unit on the road a month ago and kitting it out with the state-of-the-art tools provided by Novus Glass and their experienced senior technician Karl Byrne, Novus Glass Dublin is ready to serve the people of Dublin and the surrounding areas by providing them with a high-quality service that is also cost efficient. As the inventors of windscreen repair Novus Glass lead the way in repair over replacement.

Karl Byrne expressed his delight in working with Novus Glass, joining its global network and he is looking forward to bringing his skills, high standards and friendly approach to the network.

He added: “In my 25 years in the auto glazing industry I can confidently say the Novus Glass repair system is streets ahead of every other system I have worked with. In my first month on the Novus Glass tools I have repaired 75 per cent of all vehicles I tended to. I look forward to helping the guys build a team we can be proud of.”

Head of business at Novus Glass Ireland, Stephen Maher commented: “As a brand Novus Glass is delighted to have the Phoenix group on board. The energy and enthusiasm that David ,Robert, Karl and the team bring to the table is more than refreshing – Novus Glass Dublin have no intention of resting in the background.”

Market operations director for Fix Auto & Novus Glass Ireland, Jonathan Penny concluded: “We are really pleased to have sealed off this strategic partnership. The team, their standards and their pre-existing business relationships are a perfect match for the brand. We are looking forward to Novus Glass Dublin growing the business and further establishing Novus Glass as the number one choice for glass repair and replacement in Ireland.”

Novus Glass Dublin can be contacted on 01 69 333 69.