March 27, 2015 7.05 am This story is over 87 months old

Two jobs lost as Autoglass shuts Lincoln branch

Redundancies: Jobs will be lost at the Lincoln branch of Autoglass as the company makes a move to mobile.

The Lincoln branch of Autoglass on Tritton Road will be closed, resulting in two job losses.

The company says this is part of national plan to move away from being branched-based, focusing on a mobile repair model in order to cut costs.

All 100 branches will close as part of the plan by the end of June this year, totalling 180 jobs lost.

Autoglass Lincoln off Tritton Road

Autoglass Lincoln off Tritton Road

According to research by Autoglass, around 95% of their customers chose to have their windscreen work done at a time and place which suited their needs.

In the future, customers will be able to call Autoglass and arrange an appointment for a member of staff to come and make the repairs required.

Through this decision the company has cut costs, but it says it is able to run the business more efficiently.

A spokesperson from Autoglass said: “We strive to constantly evolve our business model to ensure that we continue to offer the best possible service to our customers.

“We are now beginning a rolling programme of transitioning to a fully mobile operating model, which we expect to be completed in all regions by the end of June.

“At the same time, we are significantly increasing the number of stock points for our mobile technicians across the UK. As part of this process, we can confirm that the Lincoln branch is scheduled for closure.

“Regretfully, this means the loss of two branch-based roles through redundancy. We are providing appropriate support to them as they leave the business.”