Technician takes ‘bronze’ at Auto Glass contest

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Auto Windscreens’ technician Steve Abrahams demonstrated that Auto Windscreens is among the ‘world’s best’ when it comes to vehicle glass repairs.

He clinched the bronze Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition (AGTO) medal at Auto Glass Week in Texas, USA on Friday.

Steve competed in the ‘large-size company’ category at the international event, which was held from October 5 to 7, alongside colleague Paul Gilbert. He made the final after impressing judges in the heats with his expertise and technical skills.

Both Steve and Paul were selected to represent Auto Windscreens, a leading UK automotive glass repair and replacement provider, at a global level after being named champions of the company’s internal ‘Clearly the Best’ 2016 competition. Steve is also the reigning WorldSkills UK Master Fitter gold medallist.

Of his podium position, Steve said: “As the only UK competitors, we were welcomed with open arms and I’m so pleased to have been named one of the top three. We knew there would be some strong competitors, especially as we had to align our work to US standards. It proved good preparation for the final where concentration and focus were needed at all times.”